SHEBOYGAN — A 25-year-old Sheboygan man is accused of assaulting his 27-year-old girlfriend at Miesfeld’s Lakeshore Weekend for Kids.
Gary A. Mason, Jr., who resides at 2303 South 8th Street in Sheboygan, was charged with misdemeanor domestic abuse battery for his alleged actions that occurred outside the former Cosmic Bounce facility. If convicted, Mason could be fined up to $10,000 or face up to nine months in jail.
According to the criminal complaint, Sheboygan Police were called to 802 Blue Harbor Drive on Saturday, July 29th after two women saw a woman falling backwards and the arm of a male come downward. The women went to assist the victim and called police. One witness said that she was getting out of her car and she heard a slap. She looked across the street and saw a male and a female. The male’s hand was coming down from the slap and the female was falling to the ground. From there, the man walked away and the female was left on the ground.
When the women asked the victim if she was okay, the victim replied back that she was not and the women observed a bloody nose and a red eye. Witnesses said that the victim told them that Mason, the victim’s boyfriend, was mad at a conversation she had with her ex- boyfriend on Facebook and then hit her. She tried to stand up and was dizzy. The boyfriend came back, and tried to grab the victim, while telling her to come with. That is when the witness told Mason that he she had called the police.
The man then responded to her anger and left the scene.
The next day, police received a phone call from Mason asking if there were charges for him, referencing the incident. Officers advised him that he would be charged with battery. Mason asked if it was domestic and if it would be a felony. Police advised him that it would be domestic and it would be a misdemeanor. Mason asked again if it was only a misdemeanor, not a felony. The officer confirmed and Mason stated that he would come in during the day and turn himself in.
However, Mason never turned himself in that day. On August 3rd, Mason arrived to turn himself in on the charges of battery from July 29th during Lakeshore Weekend.
The 25-year-old has an extensive criminal history.