Man Charged In Beating Woman After She Refused To Do Drugs

A Mount Pleasant man is facing numerous felony charges after he beat and bit a woman who flushed his drugs down the toilet, according to a criminal complaint by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office.

Greg Kremis,15-4293 -Gregory Kremis 37, was charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office on Monday, Feb. 23 with substantial battery, disorderly conduct, manufacturing/delivering marijuana, maintaining a drug trafficking place, and possession of a controlled substance.

If convicted of all charges, Kremis faces up to 27 years four months in prison, and/or fined up to $31,500.

According to the criminal complaint, Mount Pleasant Police officers responded to Kremis’ home at 1509 Plainfield Ave. after a woman called 911 and the dispatcher overheard yelling in the background.

The woman didn’t say anything to the dispatcher. When police responded to the home, the woman was covered in blood.

Police saw Kremis leave through a hallway and run out of sight. The woman told police Kremis left through the back door, but they didn’t see anyone leave. Once inside the home, police smelled fresh marijuana.

The woman told police Kremis is her ex-boyfriend and the two were out drinking together when they went back to his house. Kremis put cocaine on the kitchen table, but the woman told him: “No, not when I’m in the house,” and flushed the drugs down the toilet.

Angry with the woman, Kremis grabbed the woman’s face, “flicked” her in the eye with his finger, told her “really, you’re going to start that (expletive)” and smashed her head into the floor. Kremis also hit the woman in the back and the woman’s dog tried to bite Kremis. He also hit her in the face repeatedly, bit her left cheek and kicked the woman.

The woman suffered a broken nose in three places, had bruises and bite marks on her.

Afterward, the woman told Kremis she was calling a friend from her cell phone and Kremis told her that he would kill her.

During the investigation, police tracked Kremis to a home in the 4900 block of Charles Street in Caledonia where he was hiding in the basement.

Mount Pleasant Police also found anti-anxiety medication that he didn’t have a prescription for, cocaine, drug paraphernalia, and several marijuana plants growing in Kremis’ home in the 1500 block of Plainfield Ave., according to the criminal complaint.

Kremis, who was convicted of possession of cocaine in 1998, told police that the marijuana was his, but it was only for his personal use.

A cash bond has been set for $20,000. Kremis is expected to have a preliminary hearing at 8:30 a.m. March 4.

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