A 37-year-old Eagle River man charged with multiple felony drug charges made an adjourned initial appearance in Vilas County Circuit Court last week.

Aaron J. Munn, charged with possession of methamphetamine (meth), possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, three counts of possession of an illegally-obtained prescription and four counts of felony bail jumping, had a pretrial conference set for July 18 at 9:30 a.m. His $1,000 cash bond was amended to a $250 cash bond.

According to the complaint, law enforcement officers were seeking Munn and located him at an apartment  in the town of Lincoln May 19. Officers noted there was an odor of suspected marijuana emitting from the apartment and determined an Act 79 search would apply if a person is on probation, parole or extended supervision.

Officers located suspected meth, marijuana, three types of prescription drugs without a valid prescription, a foil pipe, a smoking device and syringes in the apartment, all allegedly belonging to Munn.

In other felony cases, Richard H. Egdorf Jr., 56, of St. Germain, pleaded no contest and was found guilty of fourth-offense operating while intoxicated (OWI). A charge of operating with a prohibited alcohol concentration was dismissed as part of the plea agreement. Egdorf’s sentence was withheld and he was placed on probation for 36 months. 

Conditions of Egdorf’s probation include: alcohol and other drug abuse assessment and other counseling deemed appropriate by the agent; driver’s license revoked for 24 months; ignition interlock device for 24 months following reinstatement of driver’s license; not to possess or consume intoxicants; no taverns; maintain absolute sobriety; and serve 60 days in the Vilas County Jail with work release privileges. He received credit for two days served in jail and must start his sentence on or before June 29. The court noted $2,000 of his cash bond would be applied to his fine and court costs.

According to the complaint, a law enforcement officer reported that Egdorf was driving his vehicle westbound on Highway 70 in the town of St. Germain about 8:57 p.m. June 27, 2018, with a defective tail light and traveling 10 to 15 mph under the posted speed limit. The officer followed Egdorf and initiated a traffic stop, noting the passenger side tires of Egdorf’s vehicle hit the curb. 

Egdorf told the officer he was at a St. Germain tavern and he consumed two beers. Egdorf’s blood alcohol level was 0.09%, above his mandatory maximum level of 0.02% due to previous OWI offenses. 

John C. Molter, 28, of Boulder Junction, pleaded no contest and was found guilty of vehicle operator flee or elude an officer. Seven counts of misdemeanor bail jumping were dismissed as part of the plea agreement. Judge Nielsen sentenced Molter to one year, six months of initial confinement in the Wisconsin Prison System and two years of extended supervisions. Judge Nielsen noted 14 days of jail credit and then withheld Molter’s prison sentence. 

Molter was then placed on probation for 36 months concurrent to his probation in three other cases. Conditions of his probation include: maintain absolute sobriety; not to possess or consume intoxicants; no taverns with the exception for employment; pay felony court costs of $518, including DNA surcharge; and get any counseling deemed appropriate by the agent.

According to the complaint, Molter was driving a vehicle northbound on Highway M in the town of Boulder Junction Nov. 28, 2018, with a police officer clocking his vehicle at 77 mph in a 55 mph speed zone. The officer attempted to make a traffic stop and Molter pulled his vehicle over at the Highway N intersection, but then took off again. The officer reported that Molter then passed another vehicle in a no passing zone and estimated Molter’s speed at 100 mph. Molter eventually drove to a residence in Boulder Junction and pulled the vehicle into a garage and closed the door. Officers contacted Molter’s stepfather and were able to locate Molter. After  noticing his fresh tracks in the snow, officers executed a search warrant at the residence and arrested Molter.

Gordan R. Parks, 49, of Merrill, charged with two counts of felony bail jumping and one count of disorderly conduct, had a preliminary hearing. Probable cause was found he had committed a crime and he was bound over for arraignment. Not guilty pleas were entered and a pretrial conference was set for Aug. 13 at 9:45 a.m. His $2,000 cash bond was continued.

According to the complaint, officers received a call at 8:25 p.m. Jan. 4 to have a man removed from the game floor at Lake of the Torches Casino in Lac du Flambeau. for allegedly attempting to panhandle cigarettes from another casino guest. Parks allegedly became upset because the man wanted to charge him $1 for a cigarette. Officers also were told that Parks was warned at 4 p.m. for allegedly kicking gaming machines. Seven other guests were apparently around Parks when he was asked to leave the casino, but didn’t and was arrested.

Marjorie A. Bellman, 52, of Eagle River, charged with battery and disorderly conduct, had a pretrial conference set for June 11 at 10:45 a.m. Both misdemeanor charges carry a repeater modifier because she was convicted of a felony in Winnebago County in 2017. Her $1,000 signature bond was continued. 

According to the complaint, Bellman and ganother woman were arguing about missing oxycodone pills, as 25 pills were allegedly missing from the prescription bottle. The argument Feb. 24 at an Eagle River residence  apparently led to a fight and it’s alleged Bellman then punched the woman and pulled the woman’s hair after the woman allegedly slapped Bellman. Bellman told officers she didn’t punch anyone.

Scott H. Chapman Jr., 23, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with second-degree recklessly endangering safety, vehicle operator flee or elude an officer, and two counts of hit and run-attended vehicle, had a preliminary hearing. Probable cause was found he had committed a crime, he was bound over for arraignment and not guilty pleas were entered by the court. His bond was continued and a pretrial conference was set for July 2 at 9 a.m.

According to the complaint, a law enforcement officer was traveling northbound on Highway 47 in the town of Lac du Flambeau in his squad car about 9:55 p.m. March 17. The officer reported his squad car was rammed twice by another vehicle at a high rate of speed. After the first collision, the officer said he activated his emergency lights and was rammed a second time. The vehicle then passed the officer and the officer said he pursued at more than 90 mph. The vehicle then attempted to pull off of Highway 47 into Legend’s Bar parking lot and went into the ditch. Chapman, according to the officer, was the single occupant in the vehicle and allegedly failed a field sobriety test. He was arrested.