A 22-year-old Eagle River woman, charged with two counts of possession of narcotics, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of an illegally obtained prescription, had a preliminary hearing set for May 6 at 9 a.m. in Vilas County Circuit Court last week.

Shelby S. DeWitt was not in court for her adjourned initial appearance last week, though her attorney was present and told the court DeWitt was in the hospital. Attorney Richard Shaw did confirm the receipt of the criminal complaint. DeWitt is free on a $1,000 signature bond. 

DeWitt is also charged with felony bail jumping for having contact with two other people involved in the drug-related incident.

According to the complaint, DeWitt was driving a vehicle in St. Germain about 6:22 p.m. Jan. 27 when a law enforcement officer noted the vehicle had an expired registration and initiated a traffic stop on Highway 155 North. DeWitt was driving the vehicle and there were two passengers in the vehicle. The officer had K-9 Helo complete a narcotic sniff of the vehicle and the canine alerted, according to the complaint. Officers located suspected oxycodone hydrochloride, her­­­­o­in, syringes and Bena­dryl pills in the vehicle.

Then on Feb. 9, DeWitt had phone contact with one of the passengers in the vehicle and a condition of her bond was to have no contact with those individuals. 

In other felony cases, Amanda M. Altamore, 34, of St. Germain, charged with possession of methamphetamine (meth) and possession of drug paraphernalia, had a preliminary hearing set for May 1 at 2:30 p.m. Her $1,000 signature bond was continued. 

According to the complaint, a law enforcement officer initiated a traffic stop on Altamore who was allegedly traveling 41 mph in a 25-mph speed zone on Highway 70 in Eagle River at 8:49 p.m. April 7. Altamore told the officer she was not familiar with the vehicle she was driving and he issued her a warning for speeding.

In the meantime, K-9 Helo alerted on the vehicle and officers located three small baggies in Altamore’s purse with a crystal-like substance that tested positive for meth and a marijuana pipe in the vehicle, according to the complaint.

Vincent T. Williams, 28, of Eagle River, charged with felony bail jumping and disorderly conduct, 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 in the district attorney’s office was set for May 7 at 10:30 a.m. His $1,000 signature bond was continued.

According to the complaint, officers received a complaint of people arguing in a residence in Eagle River at 11:37 a.m. Feb. 5 and conducted a welfare check. Williams was allegedly arguing with a female at the residence and children were present. During the incident, Williams allegedly broke a TV, lamp and tablet. Officers learned Williams was on felony bond in Oneida County and was arrested due to the disturbance, according to the complaint.

Justin W. Hayner, 31, of Eagle River, charged with possession of marijuana (second-plus offense) and possession of drug paraphernalia, waived his preliminary hearing. Probable cause was found that 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 May 7 at 10:45 a.m. 

Hayner’s $2,000 signature bond was continued with the condition that he not possess or consume intoxicants and no taverns. The judge said he can go out to dinner at an establishment that serves alcohol, but he can’t consume alcohol.

According to the complaint, Hayner was driving a vehicle southbound on Highway 45 north of Eagle River Feb. 20, 2019, and the vehicle’s registration had expired in January 2019. Officers initiated a traffic stop and said there was an odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle. A green leafy substance was located in a black case in the console. Officers also located a glass pipe with a burnt residue that tested positive for marijuana, according to the complaint.

Rosalind K. Mann, 27, of Wabeno, pleaded no contest and was found guilty to a felony charge of possession of meth. A charge of possession of drug paraphernalia was dismissed as part of the plea agreement. Mann’s sentence was withheld and she was placed on probation for 24 months. Conditions of her probation include: make ap­pli­cation to Wellness Court, and if accepted, to actively participate; and pay a fine and court costs totalling $547.50, with a payment plan of $50 per month. She received credit for 245 days served in jail in the event of revocation.

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 alleging individuals were using meth and marijuana in the residence. Officers located three used syringes in Mann’s backpack in a basement bathroom, including one with a liquid substance suspected as meth. 

Evangeline M. Smith, 28, of Lac du Flambeau, had a felony charge of possession with intent-marijuana dismissed, but she still faces three counts of neglecting a child, and one count each of possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, all misdemeanors. She was bound over for arraignment and not guilty pleas were entered by the court. A pretrial conference was set for June 4 at 2:15 p.m. Her $450 signature bond was continued.

According to the complaint, Smith arrived at the Lac du Flambeau jail to pick up the keys for her vehicle from her boyfriend, who was arrested the night before, on Oct. 16, 2018, while at the Flame Inn. When an officer took the woman to the vehicle, there was a smell of marijuana emitting from the vehicle. Officers allegedly located a smoking pipe and a jar with 2.7 grams of marijuana in the vehicle, as well as marijuana in the woman’s residence where three children were residing. She was arrested; however, the charge of possession with intent was dismissed. 

Jeffrey T. Allen, 27, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with strangulation and suffocation, battery, false imprisonment and criminal damage to property, 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 status hearing was set for June 12 at 9 a.m. 

According to the complaint, law enforcement officers reported two 911 disconnect calls Jan. 2 and 3, and responded both days when nobody answered the calls at 304 Waa Boos Circle. Officers then initiated a welfare check at 3:47 p.m. Jan. 3. Officers found a TV shattered in the living room and a woman with bruising around her eye and the bridge of her nose. She told officers Jeffrey Allen allegedly struck her about five times with a closed fist Dec. 26, 2018, in a vehicle and allegedly placed both hands around her throat on a bed, also on Dec. 26. He then allegedly punched the TV, punched holes in the walls and broke a window Jan. 2, 2019, resulting in the woman’s calls to 911. 

On April 7, 2019, Allen was charged with two counts of felony bail jumping, two counts of battery and two counts of misdemeanor bail jumping. He will have a preliminary hearing for that case at the same time as his June 12 status hearing.

According to the complaint for that case, Allen allegedly arrived home intoxicated and was fighting over the car keys with a female at the residence. She told officers she locked herself in a bedroom and Allen allegedly kicked the door in and swung at her with a closed fist, hitting her in the back and grazing her face.

Marcia J. Big John, 55, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with possession of marijuana (second-plus offense), disorderly conduct and possession of an illegally obtained prescription, had a plea and sentencing hearing set for June 6 at 11 a.m.

According to the complaint, law enforcement officers responded to a disturbance at the Lake of the Torches Casino in Lac du Flambeau Feb. 10 because Big John was allegedly yelling obscenities at a male and security officers asked her to leave. Big John told officers the male owed her $100 for doing his taxes. She was arrested for disorderly conduct and a search of her purse allegedly revealed two bags of a green leafy substance suspected as marijuana and a pill in her purse was identified as Gabapentin, according to the complaint. Big John was previously convicted of possession of marijuana in Oneida County June 24, 2014.