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Woman gets 11?2 years’ prison for three battery convictions

A 24-year-old Lac du Flambeau woman was sentenced to one year, six months in the Wisconsin Prison System and three years of extended supervision as part of  a sentencing on multiple convictions, including three battery cases, in Vilas County Circuit Court last week.

Paige R. Poupart received the sentence as part of a felony bail jumping conviction after she missed a court date on the battery charge. She also received six months in the Vilas County Jail on a obstructing an officer conviction as part of the July 13, 2012, incident when she gave false information to a law enforcement officer. The jail time will run concurrent with the prison sentence.

Poupart had a sentence withheld and was placed on probation for three years on the substantial battery conviction. The conditions of her probation are the same as the extended supervision conditions. The substantial battery conviction came from an incident March 29, 2012, when she kicked and punched another woman, according to the complaint.

Conditions of Poupart’s extended supervision include: complete any alcohol and other drug abuse (AODA) counseling and treatment deemed necessary by the agent, including psychological and cognitive thinking; not to possess or consume intoxicants; no taverns; terminate any relationship with the Native Soldiers, a Lac du Flambeau gang; no affiliation with any gang members; maintain psychiatric counseling and follow-through; take all medications as prescribed; no contact with any victims; maintain full-time employment; complete parenting class; and serve six months in the Vilas County Jail. Circuit Judge Neal A. Nielsen III stayed the jail sentence to be used by the agent.

Concerning a misdemeanor battery conviction, Poupart received a sentence of six months in the county jail to run consecutive to her prison sentence. A physical abuse to a child charge was dismissed in that case as part of the Jan. 14 plea agreement. In this case, she got out of a vehicle with a bat April 3, 2012, threatened a woman and hit her in the face two or three times, according to the complaint.

Poupart also was sentenced to six months in the county jail after being convicted of misdemeanor battery and criminal trespass. The jail sentence will run consecutive to the prison sentence on both convictions. She was among six suspects who struck a man and his girlfriend in an apartment Sept. 3, 2012, according to the complaint.

Concerning Poupart’s prison sentence, Judge Nielsen said Poupart was eligible for the Challenge Incarceration  Program and the Substance Abuse Program.

In other felony cases, Kory M. LaBarge, 35, of Lac du Flambeau, was sentenced to one year in the Wisconsin Prison System followed by three years of extended supervision after he pleaded no contest and was found guilty of sixth-offense operating while intoxicated.

Charges of operating with a prohibited alcohol concentration, obstructing an officer and operating a motor vehicle while revoked were dismissed as part of LaBarge’s  plea agreement.

Conditions of LaBarge’s extended supervision include: complete any AODA follow-through; not to possess or consume intoxicants; no taverns; driver’s license revoked for 36 months; ignition interlock device for 36 months; and $2,500 fine.

Judge Nielsen said LaBarge was eligible for the Challenge Incarceration  Program and the Substance Abuse Program. He will receive credit for 57 days served in jail.

LaBarge was arrested about 11:16 p.m. Feb. 4 after an officer initiated a traffic stop because he was driving without the vehicle’s head lights on after dark His preliminary breath test was 0.200%.

Ayla D. Sunn, 26, of Lac du Flambeau, pleaded no contest and was found guilty of intent to deliver a prescription. Her sentence was withheld and she was placed on probation for three years.

Conditions of Sunn’s probation include: AODA counseling and follow-through; not to possess or consume intoxicants; no taverns, except for work; not to possess prescriptions unless prescribed and in prescribed amounts; maintain full-time education or employment;  and serve 120 days in the Vilas County Jail. Judge Nielsen said up to 45 days of the jail sentence may be served in an inpatient treatment facility. She must report to jail by June 1.

As part of the plea agreement, Sunn also pleaded no contest and was found guilty of possession of marijuana. A charge of possession of narcotic drugs was dismissed. On the possession of marijuana conviction, she was fined $694, with payment of $50 per month to start Sept. 1.

According to the complaint, officers went to 373 Tomahawk Circle in Lac du Flambeau Oct. 23, 2012, for a weapons offense incident and observed Sunn carrying a purse outside and place items under a shed. Officers later found the oxycodone in containers under the shed.

Shasta Star Klingman, 36, of Watersmeet, Mich., had a charge of substantial battery dismissed without prejudice and pleaded no contest and was found guilty of disorderly conduct. Klingman was fined $631, with her $500 cash bond applied to the fine. The balance of the fine is due by May 1.

Klingman, who was involved in an incident with another woman in a Land O’ Lakes tavern Dec. 5, 2010, was set for a jury trial June 19, until District Attorney Albert Moustakis’ motion to dismiss without prejudice last week. Previously, a jury mistrial was declared May 23, 2012.

Brandon L. Vetterneck, 36, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with possession of marijuana and operating a motor vehicle after revocation, had a jury trial set for May 8 at 8:30 a.m.

According to the complaint, Vetterneck was stopped June 29, 2011, as there was a warrant out for his arrest in Oneida and Columbia counties. He was then arrested in Vilas County for operating a motor vehicle while revoked on a operating while intoxicated related offense. During the arrest, officers allegedly observed a burnt marijuana cigarette on the floor of the vehicle, which later tested positive for marijuana.

Channing D.J. Williams, 25, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with sexual assault of a child under 16 years of age and exposing himself, both as a repeater, had a pretrial conference set for April 23 at 11 a.m.

According to the complaint, Channing was watching television in April of 2011 with a 15-year-old girl and “one thing led to another” and the two had allegedly intercourse.

During a status hearing last week, Channing stated that he qualifies for public defender representation, but the public defender’s office is still working on finding an attorney to represent him.

Christopher A. Kappeler, 30, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with felony bail jumping and operating a motor vehicle while revoked, had a pretrial conference set for May 7 at 2:30 p.m. and a preliminary hearing scheduled for May 20 at 2 p.m.

According to the complaint, Kappeler was arrested Aug. 23, 2012, after he was involved in a two-vehicle accident and his driver’s license had been revoked due to an operating while intoxicated related offense. Kappeler also was charged with felony bail jumping March 25 for missing a court appearance. Both cases will track together.

David C. Rietz, 52, of Three Lakes, had a charge of making false statements concerning securities sales dismissed after the conditions of a deferred entry of judgment were met, including paying all restitution. Rietz also pleaded guilty April 3, 2008,  to two amended charges of misdemeanor theft. His sentence was withheld and he was placed on probation for two years on those convictions. A fourth charge of security advisor fail/licensed was dismissed in 2008.

John A. Price, 61, of St. Germain, charged with attempted strangulation and suffocation, misdemeanor battery and disorderly conduct, had a preliminary hearing set for April 16 at 2:30 p.m.

According to the complaint, Price was upset with mail he received Feb. 26, including a doctor’s bill. He  allegedly became upset with the woman where he was staying and grabbed her neck and pulled her hair.

Ryan A. St. Germaine, 27, of Lac du Flambeau, was in circuit court last week for a sentencing hearing on revocation for violating his probation. He was convicted of second-offense operating while intoxicated (OWI) and obstructing an officer March 22, 2012, when he was placed on probation for two years and fined $1,630. He was originally arrested Jan. 8, 2012, with a preliminary breath test of 0.298%

On the OWI charge, St. Germaine was sentenced  last week to 100 days in the county jail, with credit for 71 days. On the obstructing charge, he was sentenced to 120 days in the county jail to run concurrent with the previous sentence, again with credit for 71 days served.

According to the probation officer, St. Germaine was not present for a home visit and failed to notify his agent of his whereabouts Nov. 15, 2012, operated a motor vehicle without agent approval Dec. 28, 2012, and was terminated from his AODA?treatment Jan. 20, for failing to attend his counseling sessions.

Tuesday, April 09, 2013 2:32 PM
 

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