A felony incest charge has been filed against a 29-year-old Chetek man who is accused of sexually assaulting a female family member.
Cazz A. Johnson was charged with second-degree sexual assault-use of force, incest and two counts of felony bail jumping on Friday, May 10.
According to the criminal complaint, a man in Rice Lake called 911 after a woman in a truck pulled into his driveway, looking for help, just before 3:20 a.m. on May 7. The woman was very upset and crying.
According to the complaint, Johnson had gone to a Cameron bar to pick up the woman. After drinking, he and the woman left in her boyfriend’s truck, with Johnson driving. They went to Rice Lake, headed north and then turned around near Birchwood.
The woman told deputies that Johnson stopped on the road to urinate somewhere between Birchwood and Rice Lake. She said Johnson walked over to the passenger door, opened it, grabbed her, forcefully removed her boots and her pants and raped her. The woman said she kicked him and screamed at him, causing Johnson to stumble backwards.
She then locked the door and drove away in the truck, eventually finding help after stopping at two nearby residences.
Deputies responded to the woman’s location and, later, found the woman’s clothing on the side of the road on 29th Street, south of 24th Avenue, as well as Johnson.
Johnson was taken into custody and a preliminary breathalyzer test showed a result of .101. He allegedly tried to thwart a deputy’s effort to collect DNA evidence.
When questioned, Johnson allegedly recounted driving with the woman from Cameron, to Rice Lake and then to the Birchwood area, before turning around.
He alleged that he and the woman got into a fight and the woman drove off, but he did not remember what they were fighting about. He said he remembered lying on the ground, thinking he had been run over, and then walked toward Rice Lake until officers found him.
When asked if he remembered pulling over to urinate or pulling off the woman’s pants, he said he did not remember that and later said he doubted it happened. When asked why he doubted it, he said “Cuz,” according to the report.
According to court records, Johnson was out on bond related to charges of allegedly stealing a car from Chetek and a car from the Birchwood area on Jan. 23.
Johnson appeared in court on May 10 and a cash bond was set at $5,000 with conditions to avoid alcohol and to have no contact with the woman, her residence and another subject.
Johnson is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday, May 21, for a preliminary hearing.