A 67-year-old Racine man faces four criminal charges after he held a woman against her will Sunday night before she was able to escape out a window.

Stanley W. McCane was charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office Monday with a felony count of false imprisonment and misdemeanor counts of battery, intimidation of a victim and disorderly conduct with the use of a dangerous weapon.

The felony carries a fine of $10,000 and six years in prison, while the misdemeanors carry a total fine of $21,000 and 19 months in jail.

McCane made his initial appearance in Racine County Circuit Court on Monday.

According to the criminal complaint:

An officer on patrol responded to a residence on 16th Street and met with the victim, who stated she had been with the defendant throughout the day. When she told him she was getting ready to leave, he allegedly became upset because he thought she was leaving to see another man.

At that point, McCane allegedly locked the deadbolt on the front door. For several hours, the victim asked the defendant to let her leave. The victim stated she didn’t have a cell phone, and the defendant had possession of the only phone in the apartment.

The woman eventually cut the screen on the bathroom window to try and escape, but as she was crawling out, McCane grabbed her leg and pulled her back inside. When the woman tried to run from the bathroom, the defendant allegedly struck her in the right hip with a hammer.

After the woman was able to pull away, she jumped out the window and fell to the ground, when she was able to use a passersby phone to call 911.

A preliminary hearing has been set for 8:30 a.m. May 30 at the Racine County Courthouse.


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Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for Patch.com, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.