Pardeeville man allegedly choked, beat victim

28-year-old faces more than 2 dozen charges in domestic abuse cases
Pardeeville man allegedly choked, beat victim
Justin D. Blanchard, 28, of Pardeeville

A Pardeeville man is facing more than two dozen charges in connection with alleged domestic violence over the course of about 11 months, court documents said.

Justin Blanchard, 28, is accused of repeatedly hitting, choking and slamming a Pardeeville woman’s head in 15 incidents beginning last August. Authorities said children were present and witnessed some of the alleged beatings.

According to the criminal compliant filed last Thursday in Columbia County Court, Blanchard attacked a Pardeeville woman at her home on July 29. Blanchard was drinking vodka and became angry at the victim. A witness said Blanchard choked and beat the woman. A responding officer said the victim had visible injuries to her face and neck, and blood on her collar.

In connection with the July 29 incident, Blanchard was charged with one count felony strangulation and suffocation, one count of misdemeanor battery and one count of disorderly conduct, all three with domestic abuse modifiers. He was also charged with two counts of felony bail jumping.

In another case filed the same day, Blanchard is charged with eight counts of strangulation and suffocation with domestic abuse modifiers, 10 charges of disorderly conduct with domestic abuse modifiers and nine counts of misdemeanor battery with domestic abuse modifiers. Those charges stem from multiple incidents of alleged abuse over the course of months. The victim in both cases is the same woman.

Blanchard’s next court appearance is a pre-trial conference scheduled Aug. 15 at 9:10 a.m.