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'Shocked by lightning': West Allis man reportedly injects girlfriend with unknown substances

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Posted at 4:58 PM, Jul 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-01 17:58:50-04

WEST ALLIS — A West Allis man faces seven felony charges after being accused of repeatedly injecting unknown substances into his unwilling girlfriend.

The charges against Patrick Tredeau, 46, include counts of second-degree recklessly endangering safety, false imprisonment and aggravated battery. He was in Milwaukee County Jail with cash bond set at $15,000.

The injections may have led to paralysis in one of the hands of Tredeau’s on-and-off girlfriend, according to the criminal complaint.

West Allis Police were called to the 1500 block of South 62nd Street on June 18, according to the complaint.

Police eventually found the 36-year-old woman in Franklin.

On May 18, she said she fell asleep while in Tredeau’s company. She woke up to him standing over her and injecting something into her hand.

The substance made the woman feel like she had been “shocked by lightning.” She said a doctor told her that her right hand may be permanently paralyzed.

The woman told police Tredeau had injected her with unknown substances four or five other times before and she is afraid to say no to him.

On June 16, she said Tredeau had locked her inside her car with him while he hit her face and body.

On June 20, police again visited the home after the woman’s mother reported her missing.

After an hour of ringing the home’s doorbell, the woman left the home and told officers Tredeau had been keeping her there against her will for about a day.

During that time, the woman said Tredeau forced her to take a Xanax pill and injected her with what he said was Percocet. She thought it was heroin,according to the criminal complaint

If convicted on all counts, Tredeau faces decades in prison and thousands of dollars in fines.