A 35-year-old Eagle River man charged with operating while intoxicated (7th, 8th or 9th), hit and run, operating with a prohibited alcohol concentration and eight counts of felony bail jumping, will have a status hearing April 28 at 9 a.m. following a pretrial conference with the Vilas County District Attorney on Tuesday of this week. 

Jeffrey P. Rupert also is charged with three counts of felony bail jumping and operating while revoked. He made an initial appearance on those charges last week and a preliminary hearing also was set for April 28.

According to court documents, Rupert allegedly operated a vehicle while intoxicated Aug. 1, 2020, in Vilas County and then allegedly operated a vehicle while his driver’s license was revoked Feb. 23, 2021, also in Vilas County. 

Rupert’s $500 cash bond was amended to a $100 cash bond last week. 

In other felony cases, Emily M. Prien, 26, of Eagle River, pleaded no contest and was found guilty of felony bail jumping and possession of marijuana, a misdemeanor. The possession charge was amended from a possession of marijuana (second-plus offense) charge, which was a felony. A misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia was dismissed on a prosecutor’s motion. The possession charge stemmed from an incident May 8, 2020, in Vilas County. The felony bail jumping offense was July 5, 2020. 

On the felony bail jumping conviction, Prien’s sentence was withheld and she was placed on probation for 18 months with conditions: pay court costs of $518; maintain absolute sobriety; and continue with alcohol and other drug abuse (AODA) counseling and follow through with any other counseling or treatment deemed appropriate by the agent. 

On the possession conviction, the court sentenced Prien to 30 days in Vilas County Jail. That sentence was stayed and she was placed on probation for 12 months and must pay court costs of $443.

Michael R. Lemmons, 30, of Eagle River, charged with two counts of felony bail jumping and possession of drug paraphernalia, waived his preliminary hearing. Probable cause was found and he was bound over for arraignment. Not guilty pleas were entered and a pretrial conference was set for April 27 at 3 p.m. The court modified Lemmons’ $100 cash bond to allow phone, text and written correspondence with Tammy Hershberger. All other conditions remain, including maintain absolute sobriety. The alleged incident occurred March 1. 

Tammy L. Hershberger, 45, of Eagle River, charged with possession of narcotic drugs, two counts of felony bail jumping and two counts of misdemeanor bail jumping, made an initial appearance and a preliminary hearing was set for May 17 at 2 p.m. The court modified the conditions of her $2,500 signature bond to allow contact with Michael Lemmons by phone and email only. The alleged incident occurred March 1 in Vilas County.

Danielle K.E. Hitter, 31, of Eagle River, charged with felony bail jumping and disorderly conduct, was in court for her arraignment and pleaded not guilty. A pretrial conference was set for May 4 at 11:15 a.m. Her $1,000 signature bond was continued. The alleged incident occurred Feb. 4 in Vilas County.

Thomas M. Bretz, 46, of Phelps, charged with possession of narcotic drugs, two counts of felony bail jumping, possession of an illegal-obtained prescription and possession of drug paraphernalia, was in court for a status hearing. 

Defense attorney Adam Snavely confirmed with the court that an agreement had not been reached and Bretz would like the case to be put on the calendar for a jury trial. The court scheduled a one-day jury trial for Sept. 29 at 8:30 a.m. and a final pretrial conference Aug. 23 at 2 p.m. His $1,000 cash bond was continued. The alleged incident occurred Dec. 13, 2018, in Vilas County. Five counts of felony bail jumping from two other cases in 2019 will be included at the pretrial and jury trial.

Timothy A. Schicker, 54, of Arbor Vitae, charged with battery or threat to judge, prosecutor or law enforcement officer, attempted battery, two counts of disorderly conduct and two counts of resisting or obstructing an officer, waived his preliminary hearing. Probable cause was found and he was bound over for arraignment. Not guilty pleas were entered and a pretrial conference was set for June 1 at 9:45 a.m. His $500 cash bond was continued. The alleged incident occurred March 5 in Vilas County.

Schicker also is charged with three counts of throwing or discharging bodily fluid at a public safety worker or prosecutor, possession of marijuana and two counts of disorderly conduct from an alleged incident March 7.

James S. Alexandroni, 28, of Ewen, Mich., charged with possession of methamphetamine, was in court via phone means through Zoom for a status hearing. His attorney indicated that the defendant has pending felony charges in Michigan that do not allow him to travel out of state. A pretrial conference was set for May 4 at 11:45 a.m. His $1,000 signature bond was continued. The alleged incident occurred Oct. 1, 2019, in Vilas County.

Robert Lontkowski, 36, of Seymour, charged with possession of marijuana (second-plus offense) and possession of drug paraphernalia, waived his preliminary hearing. Probable cause was found and he was bound over for arraignment. Not guilty pleas were entered and a pretrial conference was set for May 25 at 10 a.m. His $2,500 signature bond was continued. The alleged incident occurred March 9 in Vilas County.

David L. Chapman III, 26, of Lac du Flambeau, pleaded no contest and was found guilty of two counts of possession with intent-marijuana, possession of marijuana (second-plus offense), felony bail jumping, possession of narcotic drugs, possession of marijuana and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia. Seven other charges were dismissed on a prosecutor’s motion. The incident occurred Sept. 23, 2019, in Vilas County. 

Chapman was placed on probation for four years, eight and one-half months on three Vilas County counts and two years, eight and one-half months on three Forest County counts. A previous sentence for another count will remain, but the court withdrew the jail time previously imposed as it is recognized that the defendant has completed 105 days in inpatient treatment and is on track to graduate. The court noted 449 days credit in event of revocation on three counts and 122 days credit for a fourth count.  No probation was ordered for three of the counts as judgment of conviction was only entered.

Billie J. Frank, 44, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with possession with intent-heroin, manufacture/deliver heroin, possession of narcotic drugs, third-offense operating while intoxicated, resisting or failing to stop, operating while revoked and six counts of felony bail jumping, waived her preliminary hearing. Probable cause was found and she was bound over for arraignment, set for April 5. Her $5,000 cash bond was modified to a $2,000 cash bond. The alleged incident occurred March 20. 

Naomi L. Snow, 39, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with possession with intent-amphetamine, maintaining a drug trafficking place, possession of drug paraphernalia and nine counts of felony bail jumping, waived her preliminary hearing. Probable cause was found and she was bound over for arraignment. Not guilty pleas were entered and a pretrial conference in the district attorney’s office was set for April 13 at 11:30 a.m. Her $5,000 cash bond was continued. The alleged incident occurred March 18 in Vilas County.

Rae Ann T. Allen, 39, of Lac du Flambeau, pleaded no contest and was found guilty of resisting or obstructing an officer and possession of drug paraphernalia, both misdemeanors. She also pleaded no contest to a felony charge of possession of methamphetamine. A deferred entry of judgement (DEJ)?was approved for that charge and a DEJ?review hearing was set for Oct. 2, 2023. 

For the misdemeanor convictions from the Dec. 18, 2019, incident, Allen’s sentence was withheld and she was placed on probation for 18 months with the following conditions: maintain absolute sobriety; continue with AODA counseling and follow through with any other counseling or treatment deemed appropriate by the agent; take medication as prescribed; pay courts costs of $443 and $243 on the two counts; and complete 30 hours of community service.