A 57-year-old Broadhead man and a 37-year-old New Glarus man, who both allegedly punched another man during a wedding reception in September, are facing substantial battery charges in Vilas County Circuit Court.

Thomas M. McClaren of Broadhead, the groom at the wedding, and Eric R. Spanton of New Glarus, both have been charged with substantial battery-intend bodily harm — a Class I felony.

McClaren, who will have a preliminary hearing Jan. 24 at 2:30 p.m., is free on a $1,000 signature bond, with conditions. Vilas County Circuit Judge Neal A. Nielsen III said those conditions include: not to possess or consume intoxicants; no taverns; and no contact with the victim.

Spanton also will have a preliminary hearing Jan. 24 at 2 p.m. He also is free on a $1,000 signature bond, with the same conditions.

According to the complaint, law enforcement officers responded to a disturbance at a wedding reception at a motel in St. Germain at 1:10 a.m. Sept. 23. McClaren and Spanton had allegedly punched another man. 

The bride, who was already in a motel room at the inn when the incident occurred, said she didn’t know what happened but was called to the scene because she was a nurse. 

Witnesses said the man had been attempting to pick a fight all night and the bride said she was close to kicking him out earlier. A witness said the man attempted to punch Spanton and missed, and then Spanton allegedly punched the victim five times and kicked him once, and then McClaren allegedly punched the man three times. It also noted that the victim, whose face was covered with blood, had possible fractures to his face.

In other felony cases, Rosalind K. Mann, 26, of Wabeno, charged with possession of methamphetamine (meth) and possession of drug paraphernalia, had a pretrial conference set for Jan. 22 at 11 a.m. 

According to the complaint, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at a residence at 309 Little Pines Road in Lac du Flambeau Oct. 11, 2017, after they received a report of allegations of individuals using meth and marijuana in the residence. Officers located three used syringes in a woman’s backpack in a basement bathroom, including one with a liquid substance suspected as meth.

Charles E. Isham, 32, of Minocqua, charged with two counts of possession of meth, two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, one count of possession of illegally-obtained prescriptions and one count of receiving or concealing stolen property in two cases, as well as four counts of felony bail jumping, had a preliminary hearing set for Feb. 15 at 11:30 a.m.

According to the complaint, law enforcement officers received a theft complaint at the Lake of the Torches Casino in Lac du Flambeau July 6. Isham allegedly took a ticket out of someone else’s machine worth $250. A surveillance video at the casino showed a man getting up from a gaming machine without taking his ticket and Isham taking the ticket then putting it in his pocket. The man then came back to get his ticket but could not find it. Officers located the ticket inside a cigarette packet in Isham’s pocket. 

Isham was then charged with possession of meth Sept. 11 and felony bail jumping and disorderly conduct Dec. 2, both from alleged incidents in Lac du Flambeau.

Brianna Rae Counter, 28, of Eagle River, charged with financial transaction card fraud, theft of moveable property, misappropriate ID information and three counts of felony bail jumping, had a preliminary hearing set for Jan. 24 at 9 a.m. Her $2,500 signature bond was continued.

According to the complaint, Counter allegedly stole three credit cards from a family member and made charges without permission on the cards totaling $6,129.17.

Ronald D. Kluck, 58, of Tomahawk, charged with fourth-offense operating while intoxicated (OWI), possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, waived his preliminary hearing. Probable cause was found he had committed a crime and he was bound over for arraignment. Not guilty pleas were entered by the court and a pretrial conference was set for Feb. 19 at 10:30 a.m.

According to the complaint, law enforcement officers received a call from the Lake of the Torches security office that a man was sitting on his truck smoking something out of an apparent glass pipe and he got in his vehicle and left the parking lot eastbound on Highway 45. Officers located the vehicle on Highway 47 and initiated a traffic stop. Officers allegedly located a glass pipe and bag of marijuana in the vehicle’s glove box. Kluck failed a field sobriety test and was arrested.

Geoffery A. Hanson, 49 of Eagle River, who was found guilty of fourth-offense OWI Jan. 29 and was placed on probation for 36 months, was back in court last week for a sentencing hearing on revocation. This time he was sentenced to one year and one month in the Wisconsin Prison System and 23 months of extended supervision. He received credit for 175 days served in jail. Conditions of his extended supervision include: alcohol and other drug abuse assessment and follow through deemed appropriate by the agent; not to possess or consume intoxicants; no taverns; and pay a civil judgement of $2,452.

According to court documents, after Hanson was placed on probation he distributed oxycodone to a person between July 1 and Aug. 14, 2018; consumed and possessed alcohol Aug. 13 and 14; and failed to take his own prescription of oxycodone as prescribed from July 1 to Aug. 14, all violations of his probation.

Celine C. Gray, 19, of St. Germain, charged with manufacture/deliver schedule I or II narcotics and possession of narcotic drugs, waived her preliminary hearing. Probable cause was found she had committed a crime and she was bound over for arraignment. Not guilty pleas were entered by the court and a pretrial conference was set for Jan. 22 at 11:45 a.m. Her $2,000 signature bond was continued.

According to the complaint, Gray was a passenger in a vehicle that was traveling southbound on Chicog Street in Lac du Flambeau Aug. 14. The vehicle had an expired registration and an officer initiated a traffic stop. Other people in the vehicle told the officer that Gray sold them five or six oxycodone tablets before they were pulled over.

Amanda M. Barker, 35, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with fourth-offense OWI, pleaded not guilty and a pretrial conference was set for Jan. 22 at 11:45 a.m. Her $1,000 signature bond was continued.

According to the complaint, officers witnessed Barker standing in the parking lot at The Flame Inn in Lac du Flambeau at 1:27 a.m. Oct. 14, and told her not to operate a vehicle. At 2:45 a.m., an officer saw Barker allegedly driving to 305 Chicog St. and she was located in the residence. She refused to take a field sobriety test and was taken to Howard Young Medical Center for a blood draw. Her blood alcohol level was 0.174%.