Man charged following 11-hour standoff in Muskego

MUSKEGO -- The Muskego Police Department was on the scene of a tactical situation in Muskego after a man allegedly violated domestic abuse bail conditions Tuesday night, October 30th. The standoff reportedly lasted 11 hours.

FOX6's media partners at the Muskego Patch have identified the man as 26-year-old Adam Michaels.

Michaels was charged Thursday, November 1st with with two counts of felony bail jumping, one count of failure to comply with a police officer, one count of unlawful use of a telephone and one count of disorderly conduct.

Officials say a woman who is a victim of domestic abuse, was receiving harassing telephone contact from Michaels -- which is a violation of the conditions of his bail. The Muskego Patch reports Michaels called the victim 143 times and left 90 voicemails.

An investigation revealed that on August 12th, the woman was the victim of a violent domestic dispute involving strangulation.

The Muskego Police Department forwarded the findings from the investigation to the Waukesha District Attorney's Office. A felony arrest warrant was then issued for Michaels

Authorities say around 9:00 p.m. Tuesday, police went to Michaels' residence to serve the arrest warrant. However, when police arrived on the scene, Michaels barricaded himself inside the residence.

Michaels was eventually taken into custody after officials entered the home and found the man under some insulation in the attic.

If convicted, he could face more than eight years in prison and $30,000 in fines.

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