Fight at Work Leads to Battery Charges
By Jacob Mathias
A Wisconsin Rapids man is facing multiple criminal charges after a fight at work.
Christopher Major, 30, faces charges of misdemeanor battery and criminal damage to property which both carry a maximum sentence of up to nine months imprisonment, or a $10,000 fine or both if convicted. He is also charged with disorderly conduct with a maximum sentence of up to 90 days imprisonment, or a $1,000 fine or both.
According to court documents, a Wisconsin Rapids Police officer was dispatched to the Applebee’s restaurant on 8th St. S on October 23. When he arrived he spoke with the victim, a male coworker of Major’s, who said Major had struck him.
The victim said Chase had been arguing with him throughout the night about his work ethic. As he left work, he was looking down at his phone when Major hit him with a closed fist. He fell in the bushes and Major continued to assault him and ended up breaking his glasses.
Other Applebee’s employees yelled at Major and he then got into his vehicle and left the scene.
Major is currently free on a $1,500 signature bond and is to have no contact with the victim.
Major pleaded not guilty to all charges at his initial appearance in Wood County Circuit Court on November 2. He returns to court on December 18 at 9:00 AM for a pretrial conference.