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Eagle River man sentenced 

to 41?2 years in prison system

A 36-year-old Eagle River man was sentenced to the Wisconsin Prison System (WPS) for four and one-half  years for possessing a firearm as a felon and choking a woman in the spring of 2013 in Vilas County Circuit Court last week.

Courtney J. Dale pleaded no contest and was found guilty last month of possession of a firearm by a felon and strangulation and suffocation. Charges of substantial battery, second-degree recklessly endangering safety and misdemeanor theft were dismissed in the plea agreement.

On the firearm conviction, Dale was sentenced one year, six months in the WPS followed by two years of extended supervision. On the strangulation conviction, he was sentenced to three years in the WPS, consecutive to the first sentence, followed by three years of extended supervision.

Conditions of Dale’s extended supervision include no contact with victim, undergo a psychological review, not to possess or consume intoxicants, no taverns, alcohol and other drug abuse (AODA) assessment and follow through, restitution to be determined within 30 days, random urine analysis and $250 DNA surcharge.

According to the complaint Dale, a convicted felon, possessed a firearm March 20, 2013, and allegedly battered a woman April 16, 2013, both in Eagle River.

In other felony cases, Charles M. Booth, 44, of Conover, pleaded not contest and was found guilty of second-degree recklessly endangering safety and criminal damage to property. A one-year deferred entry of judgement (DEJ) was approved on the first charge.

On the property damage conviction, Booth’s sentence was withheld and he was placed on probation for one year with the following conditions: counseling deemed appropriate by the agent, apology to victim and restitution to be determined within 30 days.

According to the complaint, Booth swerved with his vehicle Sept. 10, 2013, on a road in the town of Conover, striking another vehicle at between 50 and 55 mph. Booth told a State Patrol trooper he was tired of trucks with loud mufflers and squealing tires coming past his house on Highway K and he was going to do something about it.

Involving the same incident, Booth also pleaded no contest for passing in a no passing zone. He was found guilty and fined $213.10, which is due May 3.

Douglas P. Dobson, 41, of Lexington, Mo., charged with operating a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent and receiving stolen property of less than $2,500, had a pretrial conference set for March 11 at 11:15 a.m. A motion to modify his bond was denied.

According to the complaint, Dobson was arrested after driving an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) westbound along Highway 70 near Radio Shack in Eagle River Nov. 16. Dobson told law enforcement officers he was enroute to Ohio following his father’s funeral in Michigan. He claimed the ATV was his father’s machine, but officers learned the ATV was stolen in Michigan.

William S. Radant, 51, of Manitowish Waters, charged with sixth-offense operating while intoxicated and sixth- offense operating with a prohibited alcohol concentration, plead not guilty after probable cause was found he had committed a crime. A pretrial conference was set for April 15 at 10:45 a.m.

According to the complaint, Radant was travelling northbound on Highway 51 in the town of Boulder Junction, lost control of his vehicle which went off the roadway and got stuck in a snowbank Jan. 11. Due to his previous convictions for OWI, he was prohibited to have a preliminary blood test of more than 0.02%. According to the arresting officer, Radant’s preliminary blood test was 0.261.

Curtis M. Wolfe, 25, of Lac du Flambeau, pleaded no contest and was found guilty of uttering a forgery and misdemeanor theft. A charge of forgery was dismissed in the plea agreement. Wolfe’s sentence was withheld and he was placed on probation for two years.

Conditions of Wolfe’s probation include: restitution of $1,000, apology to victim, maintain full-time employment or education, any other counseling deemed necessary by the agent, serve 60 days in the county jail, with 30 days to be served commencing within 30 days and 30 days stayed to commence Jan. 2, 2015, and DNA surcharge of $250.

According to the complaint, Wolfe allegedly took another man’s Indian Trust Settlement check and had it cashed at Chippewa Valley Bank May 10, 2013. The man said he was incarcerated from Jan. 4, 2013, to March 31, 2013, and had his mail sent to 2169 Wildcat Lane in Lac du Flambeau, where the $1,000 check was stolen and later cashed.

Korey R. Wildcat, 26, of Lac du Flambeau, pled not guilty to charges of misdemeanor battery and disorderly conduct. A charge of strangulation and suffocation was dismissed upon a motion from the assistant district attorney. A pretrial conference was set for April 15 at 9:15 a.m.

According to the complaint, Wildcat was drinking just before midnight Jan. 21 and allegedly hit a woman with a closed fist three times because she would not give him the keys to his vehicle. She then hit him with a ceramic vase, injuring his ear. He was transported to Howard Young Medical Center in Woodruff for the ear injury.

Brian C. Wolfe, 23, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with five counts of burglary of a building or dwelling and five counts of criminal damage to property, had a preliminary hearing rescheduled for March 28 at 8:30 a.m. He allegedly was involved in a string of burglaries in Lac du Flambeau between November and December 2013.

Jalen D. Lussier, 19, and Jedediah G. Maulson, 21, both of Lac du Flambeau, are both charged with nine counts of burglary to a building or dwelling and one count of criminal damage to property related to the same string of burglaries. They also have preliminary hearings scheduled for March 28 at 8:30 a.m.

Faye L. Martin, 35, of Lac du Flambeau, pleaded no contest and was found guilty of delivery of schedule I, II or III non-narcotics and possession of an illegally obtained prescription. A one-year DEJ was approved on the first charge and a sentencing hearing was set for April 17 at 9 a.m. in Lac du Flambeau on the possession conviction. According to the DEJ, she must commit no crimes, complete any AODA counseling and follow through, and complete her probation.

According to the complaint, Martin sold three Vidicon pills for $22.50 in a controlled purchase between June 21 and June 24, 2013, in Lac du Flambeau.

Julian J. LaBarge, 32, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with substantial battery, told the court he was not willing to reach a plea agreement at a plea and sentencing hearing last Monday and a jury trial was set for June 18 at 8:30 a.m.

According to the complaint, a man was walking down a hill towards the lake at Leech Beach in Lac du Flambeau Aug. 22, 3013, when LaBarge allegedly hit the man in the face with a wooden club, knocking the man unconscious.

Michael Schuman, 24, of Lac du Flambeau, who is serving three years’ probation after being convicted of four counts of theft of moveable property, had a motion to revoke his DEJ adjourned to March 10. According to the complaint, Schuman owes $4,486.06 in restitution and as of Oct. 14, 2013, none was paid. Schuman told the court last week in a motion hearing that he was waiting for the check to clear.

Jennifer H. Rochelle, 26, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with delivery of schedule I or II narcotics, possession with intent to deliver narcotics and possession with intent to deliver cocaine, pleaded not guilty after probable cause was found she had committed crime. A pretrial conference was set for April 15 at 11:30 a.m. Her $10,000 signature bond was continued.

According to the complaint, Rochell allegedly sold two oxycodone pills for $100 in a controlled purchase Nov. 8, 2013. That was followed by a search warrant at 15578 Indian Village Road in Lac du Flambeau Dec. 12, 2103, where officers apparently located 177 15mg. oxycodone tablets, 19 30mg. oxycodone tablets, 10 grams of cocaine, a steel smoking pipe and a plastic pill cutter.

Ione J. Shepard, 31, of Lac du Flambeau, who was found guilty Aug 27, 2013, of possession with intent to deliver cocaine and felony bail jumping and placed on probation for three years, had a motion to modify her judgement of conviction approved to reflect 75 days of jail credit in the event of a probation revocation.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 12:04 PM
 

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