A 47-year-old Boulder Junction woman pleaded no contest and was found guilty of one felony count of theft in a business setting-greater than $10,000 in Vilas County Circuit Court last week.

Amy L. Wheeler also pleaded no contest and was found guilty to one felony count of theft in a business setting-$2,500 to $5,000.

A presentence investigation was ordered and sentencing set for Sept. 4 at 10 a.m. in both cases. Her $10,000 signature bond was continued.

Five other counts of theft in a business setting-greater than $10,000 were dismissed as part of the plea agreement, but will be read in at the sentencing. A restitution hearing was set for Aug. 7 at 1:30 p.m. 

According to the complaint, Wheeler took a total of $539,000 from a trust account of her mother over a six-year period from March 2012 to August 2017 after she was appointed trustee. Her mother was residing at Mount View Care Center in Wausau and court documents indicated trust bank checks not related to her care had Wheeler’s signature.

Five other counts of theft in a business setting and four counts of fraudulent sales tax return and failing to file an income tax return were also dismissed in the second case, but will be read in at sentencing.

While operating the Outdoorsman Restaurant & Inn in Boulder Junction, the complaint said that Wheeler did not pay state and county sales tax from May to October 2017 totalling $13,689. 

In other felony cases, Carrie Jo Neumann, 55, of Eagle River, charged with four counts of possession of narcotic drugs, one count of possession of an illegally obtained prescription and possession of drug paraphernalia, had a preliminary hearing set for July 10 at 3 p.m. Her $2,500 bond was continued.

According to the complaint, Neumann was a passenger in a vehicle traveling north on Railroad Street in Eagle River at 9:10 p.m. March 18. The vehicle had no registration plate, according to the complaint, so an officer initiated a traffic stop. A sheriff’s department K-9 alerted on the vehicle. A syringe, with suspected heroin, was located in Neuman’s purse, according to the complaint. Officers also located gabapentin, a pipe and a scale, allegedly belonging to Neumann. She also had a gem bag with fentanyl in an undergarment, according to the complaint.

Tyler L. Buck Jr., 36, of Luck, charged with possession with intent-ampheta¬≠mine and possession of drug paraphernalia, had a preliminary hearing set for July 10 at 11:30 a.m. His $2,500 signature bond was continued. Buck was present for his adjourned initial appearance by telephone from the Polk County Jail. His attorney, David Penn, also was present by phone. 

According to the complaint, law enforcement learned that Buck was allegedly selling methamphetamine (meth) in Lac du Flambeau and located him in the Lake of the Torches Casino parking lot at 9:24 p.m. May 19. Buck was on probation and there was an active apprehension request for his arrest. Officers then searched his motel room at the casino and allegedly located a baggie of meth in a pillow case, according to the complaint. 

Dylan T. Benson, 29, of Iron River, Mich., charged with possession of marijuana, second-plus offense, waived his preliminary hearing. Probable cause was found he had committed a crime and he was bound over for arraignment. A not guilty plea was entered by the court and a pretrial conference was set for Aug. 6 at 9:45 a.m. his $1,000 signature bond was continued.

According to the complaint, Benson was driving a vehicle on Pine Street in Eagle River at 4:02 p.m. March 31 when an officer reported a loud exhaust on the vehicle. The officer initiated a traffic stop and noted an odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle. Benson allegedly told the officer he had smoked marijuana earlier in the day in Michigan. He also told the officer he had two marijuana cigarettes in the center console, according to the complaint. 

Bert J. LaBarge Jr., 43, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with strangulation and suffocation, had a preliminary hearing set for July 20 at 2:30 p.m.

According to the complaint, law enforcement officers received a call at 12:47 a.m. Nov. 8, 2018, that a woman had been choked by a man at a Lac du Flambeau residence. The woman said that she and LaBarge were consuming alcohol and he got off the couch and allegedly put his arms around her throat for about a minute. He then allegedly shoved her against a stove, hitting it with her lower back. According to the complaint, LaBarge, who was on probation, left the residence but was later arrested.

William J. Krause Jr., 37, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with battery or threat to a judge, prosecutor or law enforcement officer, terrorist threats, possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, disorderly conduct and possession of drug paraphernalia, had a preliminary hearing set for July 10 at 11 a.m. His $2,000 cash bond was continued with conditions, including: not to possess or consume intoxicants, no taverns, not to be on social media and no firearms.

According to the complaint, law enforcement officers received a complaint at 10:12 a.m. May 19 that a man allegedly threatened to show up at an 11 a.m. funeral in Lac du Flambeau and he would shoot people. Krause allegedly also posted a video on Facebook Messenger of handguns and rifles in his residence. After a three-hour search, Krause was located and arrested.

Marcy J. Beson, 21, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with four counts of felony bail jumping and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia in three cases, had a pretrial conference set for Aug. 20 at 10:15 a.m. Her $2,000 signature bond was continued.

According to the complaints, Beson allegedly possessed a syringe with a liquid residue that tested positive for heroin in Lac du Flambeau Jan. 30, allegedly possessed metal cooking caps Feb. 26 and appeared to have overdosed on suspected heroin March 5 when offices were called to a Lac du Flambeau residence for a possible overdose. Officers gave her three doses of Narcan and she became alert and said she had taken heroin, according to the complaint.

Ramone T. Linklater, 20, of Crandon, pleaded no contest and was found guilty of burglary of a building or dwelling and theft of moveable property less than $2,500. A two-year deferred entry of judgement (DEJ) was entered and approved for the felony burglary charge. 

For the misdemeanor theft conviction, Linklater was placed on probation for 24 months, with the following conditions: alcohol and other drug abuse (AODA) assessment and follow-through with any counseling deemed appropriate by the agent; provide 100 hours community service; maintain absolute sobriety; not to possess or consume intoxicants; no taverns; written letter of apology to victim; payment of misdemeanor court costs of $443, including DNA surcharge; and pay restitution. The state will file a restitution figure within 60 days and provide it to the defense. The defense has 20 days to object to the restitution figure. A 30-day county jail sentence was stayed. Costs and restitution will be paid from held bond in three cases. 

According to the complaint, Linklater entered a Lac du Flambeau garage Aug. 27, 2017, with the intent to steal.

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 an arraignment hearing set for July 17 at 8:30 a.m. after probable cause was found she had committed a crime. 

Thoms’ $250 cash bond was continued 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 workdays 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.

Nathan J. Reyes, 30, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with possession of marijuana, second-plus offense, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession with intent-marijuana, 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 July 9 at 10:15 a.m. His $5,000 cash bond was continued.

According to the complaint, Reyes was driving a vehicle that did not stop at the intersection of Chippewa Street and Makoons Trail in Lac du Flambeau at 10:25 p.m. June 16. A law enforcement officer initiated a traffic stop and K-9 unit alerted on the vehicle. Reyes allegedly possessed a bag of marijuana in his pants pocket and officers located burnt marijuana cigarettes in the center console and a jar with 11 baggies of marijuana in the glove box. The baggies weighed 1.2 to 1.5 grams each, according to the complaint. There also was a smoking pipe in the glove box, according to the complaint.