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Woman gets five years’ probation

for possessing, delivering narcotics

A 21-year-old Lac du Flambeau woman, who transported drugs from Milwaukee to sell in Lac du Flambeau, was sentenced to four years in the Wisconsin Prison System, including two years of initial confinement and two years of extended supervision, in Vilas County Circuit Court last week.

Charlene R. Edwards was convicted of possession with intent to deliver narcotics, party to a crime.

Circuit Judge Neal A. Nielsen III stayed the sentence and placed Edwards on five years’ probation with the following conditions: undergo alcohol and other drug abuse (AODA) assessment and counseling; maintain full-time employment; not to possess or consume intoxicants; no taverns; no prescriptions unless prescribed to defendant or her children and to be administered in the amount prescribed; and any other counseling deemed necessary by the agent.

Nielsen said that after three years, Edwards may motion the court for early termination of probation if all the conditions are met. She received credit for 77 days served.

According to the complaint, Edwards and Cherish L. Big John, 25, purchased oxycodone pills in Milwaukee for $18 a pill and were transporting them back to Lac du Flambeau to sell for $40 a pill. Law enforcement officers initiated a traffic stop on their vehicle on Highway 47 at 2:26 a.m. Feb. 7 for having a headlight out on the vehicle. Edwards had 35 pills hiding in a body cavity and Big John had 21 pills in a body cavity.

Big John pleaded guilty to a charge of possession with intent to deliver narcotics April 9. A charge of operating a motor vehicle while revoked was dismissed. She also had a prison sentence stayed and was placed on probation for five years June 10.

In other felony cases, Penny L. Chapman, 31, of Lac du Flambeau, was sentenced to the Wisconsin Prison System for three years, six months on a felony bail jumping sentencing after revocation. The sentence included one year, six months of confinement and two years of extended supervision. Judge Nielsen stayed the sentence and Chapman was placed on probation for three years with conditions, including: AODA assessment and any other treatment necessary; not to possess or consume intoxicants; no taverns; attend anger management class; any counseling deemed necessary by the agent; full-time employment or education; court costs; written apology to the law enforcement officer; and submit a DNA sample.

Chapman also had a sentence withheld and she was placed on probation for three years, concurrent, after pleading no contest and was found guilty of battery of a peace officer. A charge of obstructing an officer was dismissed. According to the complaint, Chapman was charged with felony bail jumping Dec. 24, 2010, for consuming intoxicants and then was charged with battery of a peace officer May 4, 2013, in Lac du Flambeau.

Daniel J. Savaske, 41, of Lac du Flambeau, pleaded no contest and was found guilty to an amended charge of misdemeanor battery with a domestic abuse enhancer. The charge was originally substantial battery, a felony. A charge of disorderly conduct was dismissed.

Savaske’s sentence was withheld and he was placed on probation for 18 months with the following conditions: AODA assessment and counseling; not to possess or consume intoxicants; no taverns; domestic abuse surcharge of $100; and attend and complete men’s batterers group. He received credit for four days served in jail.

According to the complaint, Savaske struck a woman in the face while sitting around a campfire. The woman received seven stitches for a cut lip. She said they were arguing over cigarettes and she was knocked unconscious, waking up in the bathroom.

Michael N. Larson of Conover, charged with disorderly conduct with a domestic abuse repeater, had a preliminary hearing set for Nov. 15 at 10 a.m.

According to the complaint, Larson allegedly pushed and slapped a woman Oct. 6 at an Eagle River residence. The woman told authorities Larson then pushed her to the ground and pushed on her throat and chest area.

Elisa D. Maldonado, 39, of Wales, charged with sixth-offense operating while intoxicated, had an initial appearance adjourned to Dec. 9 at 10 a.m. Maldonado told the court she was still trying to get an attorney and that she was relocating to Tomahawk on Dec. 1.

Joshua M. Schultz, 23, of Rosholt, charged with operating a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent, had a plea and sentencing hearing scheduled for Monday. According to the complaint, Schultz, a worker at Camp Timberlane, allegedly took a camp vehicle and was involved in an accident June 22 in Arbor Vitae.

Michael Schuman, 24, of Lac du Flambeau, had a motion to remove a deferred entry of judgement (DEJ) adjourned to Feb. 3, 2014, at 2:30 p.m. According to the complaint, Schuman, who was found guilty of two counts of forgery and four counts of theft of moveable property in 2011, had a DEJ approved July 23 and he was placed on probation for three years. Schuman also was to pay restitution of $4,846.66 and as of Oct. 14, he has not paid any restitution. He was to pay no less than one-third of the restitution each year. Schuman made out fraudulent scale slips for metal he sold at Scharf’s Automobile in the town of Lincoln. In addition, Schuman was charged with operating a motor vehicle while revoked on April 26.

John Jonas Edwards III, 33, of Lac du Flambeau, entered a not guilty plea to charges of possession with intent to deliver non-narcotics, possession of synthetic cannabinoids and possession of drug paraphernalia, all as a repeater. A pretrial conference was set for Dec. 17 at 10 a.m.

According to the complaint, authorities executed a search warrant at Edwards’ residence Sept. 18 and officers seized suspected synthetic cannabinoids and a digital scale from the residence. Authorities stated they received a tip that Edwards was travelling to Ashland to purchase the non-narcotics and then allegedly would sell the drug in Lac du Flambeau.

Regina Oyen, 36, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with dispensing a prescribed drug without a prescription, had a pretrial conference set for Nov. 12 and a jury trial scheduled for Dec. 11 starting at 8:30 a.m.

According to the complaint, Oyen allegedly gave pills to another person for back pain. The incident took place at the Lac du Flambeau School Feb. 28.

Heather F. Mann, 24, of Lac du Flambeau, had a charge of attempting to flee or elude a traffic officer amended to obstructing. She pleaded no contest and was found guilty. Judge Nielsen withheld sentence and placed Mann on probation for 12 months. Conditions are that she complete any counseling deemed necessary by the agent, forfeit $750 cash and complete 40 hours of community service.

According to the complaint, two subjects were fighting in the Lake of the Torches Casino parking lot Feb. 7 and she drove away from the scene with one of the subjects in her vehicle when law enforcement officers arrived.

Christopher Kappeler, 31, of Lac du Flambeau, entered a not guilty plea to three counts of felony bail jumping and one count of operating a motor vehicle while revoked. A pretrial conference was set for Dec. 17 at 10 a.m.

Susan S. Wolfe, 38, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with delivery of schedule I, II or III non-narcotic drugs, had an initial appearance adjourned to Nov. 21 at 9 a.m. in Lac du Flambeau. According to the complaint, Wolfe allegedly gave a man two Suboxone pills at the Lake of the Torches Casino Feb. 12. Authorities responded after surveillance footage recorded Wolfe handing the man something in a plastic wrapper.

Nancy C. Roulston, 59, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with physical abuse of a child, disorderly conduct, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, pleaded not guilty and a pretrial conference was set for Dec. 17 at 11:15 a.m. in Lac du Flambeau. According to the complaint, Roulston allegedly shot a BB gun at a group of youths walking near her residence Aug. 13, hitting a boy in the middle of the back with a BB.

Tuesday, November 05, 2013 11:37 AM
 

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