MILWAUKEE -- A woman charged with stalking Hall of Fame announcer Bob Uecker has been ordered to have no contact with him and avoid any ballpark where the Milwaukee Brewers play.
Ann E. Ladd was released on a signature bond Wednesday in
Milwaukee County District Court. She was ordered to stay away from
Uecker's home and workplace, including Miller Park in Milwaukee and
any major league ballpark, and stay at least 1,000 feet from him at
The court denied a motion by the defense to dismiss all charges,
with the judge finding probable cause for a trial. Ladd has been
charged with felony stalking and could face up to 3½ years in prison and a $25,000 fine if convicted.
A call to Ladd's lawyer was not immediately returned on
Ladd was arrested at her home in Prospect Heights, Ill., on June 22 by U.S. Marshals and taken to the Cook County Jail to await extradition. She was brought back to Milwaukee later in the week
and had been in the county's custody since then.
Uecker, the voice of the Milwaukee Brewers for more than 35
years, filed a temporary restraining order against Ladd earlier in
June, contending she had been harassing him for years.
Two civil hearings were delayed because court officials couldn't
find her to serve her with papers.
The 71-year-old Uecker has said the 45-year-old Ladd has been stalking him for six or seven years, sending unsolicited gifts such
as flowers and teddy bears and showing up at Brewers games and in
hotels across the country.
A hearing in the civil case is planned for Monday. A hearing in the criminal case is scheduled for July 11.