OZAUKEE COUNTY, WI (WTAQ) - A West Allis woman is due back in court on Friday, after she was charged with threatening an Ozaukee County judge.
According to prosecutors, 48-year-old Shelly Froelich called the county jail at 2:20 a.m. last week to ask whether Judge Thomas Wolfgram was in. She was told he’d be there later in the day, and Froelich reportedly said, “Good … Tell him I have a hit on him.” She then hung up, but officers traced the call to Froelich’s phone. Her son, Jason Twieg, is being held at the jail – and so is his mother, on a $1,000 cash bond.
Prosecutors said Froelich denied making the call at first, but her husband reportedly said, “She is always calling the jail and making threats.”
Froelich is charged with a felony count of threat or battery to a judge, and a misdemeanor count of threatening harm on the phone.
At her next court proceeding, a different judge will decide if there’s enough evidence to put the woman on trial.