Man charged with three domestic incidents that took place at La Crosse’s Houska Park

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT)- A man, with no known address, is charged with three domestic incidents that took place at La Crosse’s Houska Park.

Matthew Hernandez is being held in the La Crosse County jail on a $50,000 cash bond. The 41-year-old is charged with five counts of felony bail jumping, three counts of disorderly conduct as a repeater, one count of battery, and one count of intimidating a victim.

According to the criminal complaint, on May 12th, Hernandez entered the tent of a woman he know at Houska Park, made threats to her, and repeatedly flipped open a pocket knife while lunging at her. The woman told La Crosse Police Hernandez returned to her tent- uninvited- and threatened to kill her.

On May 15th, the woman told police Hernandez came to her tent again, and swung a mirror at her. The mirror cut her leg. She told police she asked Hernandez to leave multiple times. He refused and threatened to kill her and harm her friends.

Hernandez was on bond and being monitored by the County’s Justice Support Sanctions program for a prior offense. When La Crosse Police arrested Hernandez on May 16th, he was not wearing his GPS bracelet.

According to court records, Hernandez does not have an attorney. He’s scheduled to return to court on June 10th.