An Appleton man is free on a 2000 dollar signature bond following a battery charge in Waupaca County Court. 37 year old Cory J. Hillegas faces a felony count of substantial battery– intending bodily harm, along with a misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct. The criminal complaint alleges Hillegas punched a woman into unconsciousness in Waupaca in late December. If convicted, he could face up to 3 and a half years behind bars. Hillegas is also due back in court on the 15h.