A New London man made his initial appearance in Waupaca County Court Monday facing charges of battery or threats to an officer, judge, prosecutor, or law enforcement officer. 58-year old Kurt Richter is also charged with domestic abuse and attempted strangulation/suffocation. According to the criminal complaint, officers responded to a domestic disturbance call and discovered Richter and a female occupant in a dispute. Upon inspection, Richter was visibly intoxicated and threatened first the female and then the officer with serious harm upon being arrested. If convicted, Richter faces up to nine years in prison.