CALEDONIA, WI – A Milwaukee man was in Racine County Court after being charged with making death threats against a correctional officer and her mother.
Donald Hutchison, 23, of Milwaukee, was charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office with five counts of telephone harassment and four counts of harassment – fear of death or great bodily harm. If convicted of all charges, Hutchison faces up to 41 years three months in prison and/or fined up to $45,000.
According to the criminal complaint, Hutchison called a Caledonia woman 112 times over the course of a week starting September 21. He also left voicemails that contained death threats against the woman and her family. The woman told an officer with the Caledonia Police Department that she didn’t know the man, but her daughter did.
The woman’s daughter called the police on Sept. 21 when Hutchison was on the phone. She put him on speakerphone and when she said, “What, you don’t want to talk anymore, once I said your name?” Hutchison breathed heavily and she hung up on him.
The woman told police that she is a corrections officer at Racine Correctional Institute where Hutchison was an inmate and held in the segregation unit “for a long time” where she worked. In the voicemails, he told the correctional officer’s mother he was going to kill her and her daughter, and that he knew where she worked.
When the officer contacted Hutchison’s parole agent, he told the police that Hutchison had cut his ankle monitor bracelet in August and an arrest warrant had been issued. He also mentioned that Hutchison had made threats against other people as well.
Racine County Court Commissioner Alice Rudebusch set a cash bond of $5,000 for Hutchison. He is due back in court at 8:30 a.m. May 8.