Fort McCoy man behind bars after calling bleeding woman ‘clumsy’

William Nelson Stoner

A Fort McCoy man who labeled a bleeding woman as “clumsy” was arrested Tuesday night and charged with battery.

The woman told Marion County sheriff’s deputies that she and 39-year-old William Nelson Stoner had argued earlier in the evening over him getting her some medication. She said it started as a verbal altercation but escalated when Stoner blocked her from leaving the residence and pushed her to the floor with two hands, a sheriff’s office report states.

Deputies noted that the woman had a bloody toe on her left foot and red marks on her left leg that were consistent with her claim of being pushed, the report says.
Deputies then spoke with Stoner, who admitted to having an argument with the woman. But he denied pushing her and said she is clumsy and fell to the ground, the report says.

Stoner, who lives at NE 148th Terrace Rd. in Fort McCoy, was taken into custody and transported to the Marion County Jail. He is being held on $500 bond and is due to appear in court on May 15 at 1 p.m.