A 19-year-old Lac du Flambeau woman, charged with child abuse-intentionally causing harm and disorderly conduct, had a preliminary hearing set for Jan. 27 at 9:30 a.m. in Vilas County Circuit Court last week.

Gwendolyn A. Theobald-

Allen is free on a $1,000 signature bond, with the condition she have no contact with the alleged victim or victim’s friend who was also at the scene of the incident.

According to the complaint, law enforcement officers received a call from a woman stating her granddaughter, born in 2003, had allegedly been struck in the face by Theobald-Allen at a restaurant in the town of Arbor Vitae about 7 p.m. Aug. 18, 2019. 

The alleged victim told investigators that Theobald-Allen showed up at the restaurant and began yelling at her and her friend. Theobald-Allen punched the juvenile female three or four times and left the restaurant. The investigator noted there was some bruising on the girl’s face and slight swelling on her cheek below the right eye.

In other felony cases, Aaron D. Hoyt, 33, of Eagle River, charged with two counts of felony bail jumping, made an initial appearance last week and a preliminary hearing was scheduled for Jan. 6.

Vilas Circuit Court Judge Neal A. Nielsen III ordered a $2,000 cash bond, with the conditions that Hoyt maintain absolute sobriety and not to be on the premises of Lake of the Torches Casino in Lac du Flambeau.

According to the complaint, law enforcement officers were conducting a drug investigation at the casino Dec. 24, 2019, and checked a suspected vehicle in which Hoyt was a passenger. The officer noted Hoyt appeared under the influence of drugs or alcohol and Hoyt admitted to using heroin two days earlier. He was arrested because he has an open felony case in Vilas County with the condition he maintain absolute sobriety, resulting in the two new felony bail jumping charges.

In the other case, Hoyt is charged with possession of marijuana, second-plus of­fense, and five other misdemeanors. A pretrial conference for that case has been set for Jan. 10 at 2 p.m.

Levi J. Walker, 36, of Marenisco, Mich., charged with hit-and-run involving injury, 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 Feb. 18 at 9:45 a.m. His $350 signature bond was continued.

According to the complaint, Walker was driving a pickup truck southbound on Lynx Lake Road in the town of Presque Isle Sept. 3, 2019, about 11:26 p.m. when he allegedly struck a pedestrian walking his dog on the edge of the road. The pedestrian, who was able to walk home and call authorities, had a hand injury, chest pain and swelling around an eye. The pedestrian also located a mirror that came off the truck during the accident and turned it over to authorities, which led them to Walker and his arrest.

Diamon B. Ingram, 26, of Milwaukee, charged with driving or operating a vehicle without the owner’s consent, had a preliminary hearing set for Jan. 8 at 2:30 p.m. During an adjourned initial appearance last week, a motion to modify Ingram’s $5,000 cash bond was denied by the court.

According to the complaint, Ingram asked an Eagle River woman if she could borrow her vehicle on July 11, 2019, to drive to Milwaukee, and said she would return the vehicle July 13. The woman told authorities she was leery about letting Ingram use the vehicle, but Ingram promised she would have it back in a couple of days. Because the vehicle was not returned by July 13, the woman drove to Milwaukee July 16 to look for the vehicle at several locations, but told officers she got false addresses from Ingram. On July 18, the woman reported the vehicle stolen and the vehicle was located July 20 by the Milwaukee Police Department. Ingram was eventually located and arrested.

Jordan T. Decorah, 20, of Portage, charged with four counts of felony bail jumping and one count of operating while revoked, waived his preliminary hearing. Probable cause was found he had committed a crime and not guilty pleas were entered by the court. A pretrial conference was set for Feb. 4 at 9:15 a.m. and his $1,000 signature bond was continued.

According to the complaint, Decorah was allegedly operating a vehicle with a revoked driver’s license in Eagle River Nov. 14, 2019, and was arrested. Because he has several open felony cases in Vilas County, he was charged for operating while revoked and four counts of felony bail jumping.