A report of a burglary in progress Wednesday in the village of Caledonia turned into much more, leading to a number of criminal charges filed Thursday against a 26-year-old Milwaukee man.

Jordan N. Currie is charged with felony counts of strangulation and aggravated battery, which each carry a fine of $10,000 and six years in prison, along with misdemeanor counts of criminal trespassing and disorderly conduct.

The two misdemeanors carry a total fine of $11,000 and a year in county jail.

Currie, who is in custody in the Racine County Jail, made his initial appearance in Racine County Circuit Court on Thursday afternoon.

According to the criminal complaint:

Officers with the Caledonia Police Department responded to an apartment, where they located Currie, who was taken into custody.

A female told police she had invited Currie to her apartment that night, and during a conversation, she learned he was having relationships with many different women, so she told him to leave. Later that night, she discovered the defendant attempting to enter the apartment through an unlocked window.

Once inside, Currie allegedly wrapped his hand around the woman’s throat, choked her and began shaking her.

Currie told police he had entered the apartment to retrieve his phone charger, but he refused to answer any further questions.

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