A 35-year-old Crandon man, who was tracked down by K-9 Helo after running from law enforcement officers in the town of Washington last June, had a felony charge of attempting to flee or elude an officer amended to obstructing an officer in Vilas County Circuit Court last week.

Brian Jacobson pleaded no contest and was found guilty to the misdemeanor charge and a second misdemeanor charge of operating while revoked. A charge of tampering with an ignition interlock device was dismissed.

Vilas Circuit Court Judge Neal A. Nielsen III  fined Jacobson $443 on the obstructing conviction and $579 on the operating while revoked conviction. Johnson must also serve 30 days in the Vilas County Jail. Judge Nielsen told Jacobson the sentence may be served in an adjoining county, including Forest County. A payment plan was approved at $50 per month, commencing March 1.

According to the complaint, law enforcement officers located a vehicle on Deerskin Road June 5, 2019, registered to Yance Mann, who had a tribal arrest warrant. The vehicle did not pull over when the officer activated his lights and turned north on Highway 45. The vehicle then turned onto Briarwood Drive, where it eventually stopped at 4520 Briarwood Drive. A man, later identified as Jacobson, got out of the driver’s seat and ran down the road. Mann was found in the vehicle and arrested. Jacobson was eventually located on Deerview Lane when K-9 Helo ran him down. 

In other felony cases, Joshua C. Butler, 31, of Land O’ Lakes, pleaded no contest and was found guilty of receiving or concealing stolen property-less than $2,500 and misdemeanor bail jumping. A felony charge of burglary of a building or dwelling, two counts of misdemeanor bail jumping, and one count of misdemeanor resisting or obstructing an officer were dismissed as part of the plea agreement.

Butler’s sentence was withheld and he was placed on probation for 24 months concurrent to any probation he is already serving. Conditions of his probation include: provide 20 hours of community service; alcohol and other drug abuse (AODA) assessment and follow-through deemed appropriate by the agent; take medications as prescribed; and pay court costs of $443 on each count. The court costs will be added to his current payment plan. He received credit for seven days served in jail in the event of revocation.

According to the complaint, Butler was involved in taking two televisions from a Conover residence between April 11-17, 2019. He had previously lived in the residence. One of the televisions was located in his current residence, according to the complaint.

Mistayia Lyn Brunette, 32, of Neenah, pleaded no contest and was found guilty of possession of narcotic drugs. A charge of possession of drug paraphernalia was dismissed on a state’s motion.

Brunette was sentenced to 60 days in the county jail, with work release privileges. The jail time can be served in another county if arrangements can be made. She received credit for 10 days already served in jail. Her jail time must start on or before March 13. She also must pay court costs of $518, including DNA surcharge. A payment plan was approved at $50 per month starting March 1.

According to the complaint, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at a town of Lincoln residence Jan. 17, 2019, occupied at times by Brunette, and located a syringe with heroin, spoons and smoking devices in the residence. 

Dylan S. Smith, charged with false imprisonment, battery and three counts of misdemeanor bail jumping, made an initial appearance and had a preliminary hearing set for Feb. 26 at 1:30 p.m. His $2,500 signature bond was continued.

According to the complaint, Smith allegedly was involved in an argument with a woman at a Lac du Flambeau residence Jan. 5, with the woman telling officers she attempted to leave the house and Smith pushed her into a bedroom and allegedly head-butted her, and took her cellphone and her car keys. He then allegedly locked her in the room for about 10 minutes. The officer noted there was a bump on her forehead, according to the complaint.