Update: Todd Wiese makes initial appearance on multiple criminal charges

WALWORTH COUNTY -- A Delavan police lieutenant charged with strangulation, battery and disorderly conduct made his initial appearance in court on Friday, February 19th.

The charges stem from an incident that happened at Wiese's home early on Saturday, December 19th. The Delavan Police Department requested assistance from the Walworth County Sheriff’s Office shortly before 3 a.m. on that date. This was in response to an investigation involving Wiese and an adult female acquaintance.

Through the course of the investigation, Wiese was arrested that afternoon and confined in the Waukesha County Jail.

In court Friday, the judge set a preliminary hearing date for March 8th.

Wiese is on administrative leave right now.