A 38-year-old Eagle River man, charged with two counts of second-degree sexual assault of a child under age 16, had a pretrial conference set for July 23 at 11:15 a.m. in Vilas County Circuit Court last week.

Rodney S. Teets Jr. will then have a final pretrial conference Sept. 12 at 10 a.m. and a jury trial was scheduled for Oct. 1 at 8:30 a.m. 

During the status hearing last week, Teets’ $5,000 cash bond was amended to a $1,500 cash bond. Vilas Circuit Judge Neal A. Nielsen III said conditions of Teets’ bond include: no contact with the alleged victim or victim’s family; is not to be seen on Perch Lake Road; no contact with females under age 18; not to possess or consume intoxicants; no taverns; curfew from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. seven days a week, not to leave Wisconsin; may not apply for a passport; and reside at 3742 Country Terrace Drive in Rhinelander.

According to the complaint, a 14-year-old girl reported to the Northland Pines school police officer that a man allegedly performed a sexual act on her in February in a town of Lincoln residence. She was then taken to the Children’s Advocacy Center in Wausau to be questioned about the alleged incident and identified Teets as the man who allegedly as­saulted her twice on that day.

In other felony cases, Joseph S. Talbot, 58, of Eagle River, pleaded guilty and was found guilty of fifth-offense operating while intoxicated. A charge of operating with a prohibited alcohol concentration was dismissed as part of the plea agreement.

Talbot’s sentence was with­held and he was placed on probation for 24 months. Conditions of his probation include: fined $3,214, with a payment plan approved; driver’s license revoked for 36 months; ignition interlock device for 36 months following reinstatement of driver’s license; alcohol and other drug abuse assessment and follow-through deemed ap­pro­priate by the agent; maintain absolute sobriety; not to possess or consume intoxicants; no taverns; and serve six months in the Vilas 

County jail with work release privileges. He received credit for two days served in jail. His $1,000 cash bond will be applied to the fine.

According to the complaint, Talbot was driving south on Highway 17 in the town of Lincoln at 3:08 a.m. May 13, 2018, with a caller stating the vehicle was swerving in the roadway. A law enforcement officer then located the vehicle traveling northbound on Highway 17 and clocked the vehicle at 66 mph in the 55 mph speed zone. The officer initiated a traffic stop and noticed that Talbot had slurred speech. Talbot then failed a field sobriety test and was arrested. His blood alcohol level was .227.

Robert C. Wirth, 56, of Eagle River, initially charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and inappropriate identification to obtain money, both felo­nies, had a final pretrial conference scheduled for Sept. 12 at 8:30 a.m. and a jury trial scheduled for Sept. 25 and 26, at 8:30 a.m. both days. A state’s motion to amend count two to unauthorized use of an individual’s personal identifying information or documents and to also remove the enhancer was granted by the court.

According to the complaint, Wirth was allegedly involved in the shooting of an injured deer along Chain O’ Lakes Road in the town of Washington Oct. 1, 2017, allegedly holding a gun during the incident as a convicted felon. He also befriended a man over coffee at an Eagle River convenience store between June 1, 2017, and June 1, 2018, transferring the man’s phone account, according to the complaint. 

Candice N. Merkel, 33, of Eagle River, originally charged with felony theft in a business setting-$2,500 to $5,000, had an amended misdemeanor charge of the theft of moveable property-less than $2,500 dismissed but read into the court record.

According to the complaint, Merkel was hired to manage and collect rent at Haskell Lake Lodge in Lac du Flambeau and she allegedly did not return $2,800 she had collected to the owner of the lodge between July and November 2017. 

Anne L. Graveen, 30, of Minocqua, charged with possession of methamphetamine (meth), possession of an illegally obtained prescription and two counts of misdemeanor bail jumping, missed an adjourned initial appearance last week and a $1,000 bench warrant was authorized on each count.

According to the complaint, law enforcement was called to the Lake of the Torches Casino in Lac du Flambeau on the afternoon of Feb. 12 because Graveen was allegedly at the casino and she had been prohibited from entering the facility. Officers eventually located her at Lac du Flambeau County Market, where she allegedly possessed Gabapentin without a prescription, a syringe cap and a folded paper bindle that tested positive for meth, according to the complaint.

Danielle Thoms, 42, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with substantial battery-intend bodily harm, resisting or obstructing an officer, criminal damage to property, disorderly conduct, two counts of felony bail jumping and two counts of misdemeanor bail jumping, had a preliminary hearing set for June 26 at 11 a.m.

Thoms was released on a $250 bond with the conditions that she is on curfew at home from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. 24 hours a day, seven days a week, except for work days when her curfew is midnight to 6 a.m.; no contact with the victims; no presence at the Flame Restaurant; maintain absolute sobriety; not to possess or consume intoxicants; and no taverns.

According to the complaint, Thoms was allegedly involved in an altercation in the parking lot at the Flame Restaurant in Lac du Flambeau May 5 in which a person was allegedly attacked and a restaurant window was broken.

Ashlynn D. Thoms, 18, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with substantial battery-intend bodily harm, resisting or obstructing an officer, disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property, had a preliminary hearing set for Aug. 12 at 11 a.m. She is free on a $2,500 signature bond. Ashlynn Thoms was allegedly involved in the same incident as Danielle Thoms, according to the complaint.

Aleisha M. Dreher, 31, of Ironwood, Mich., charged with possession of meth, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting or obstructing an officer, and four counts of misdemeanor bail jumping, 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 Aug. 20 at 9:30 a.m. She is being held on a $500 cash bond.

According to the complaint, Dreher was in a vehicle in the Lake of the Torches Casino parking lot at 1:13 a.m. April 10 allegedly smoking from a pipe. Officers investigated and allegedly found a glass bowl pipe and a container in the vehicle that tested positive for meth, according to the complaint.