A 41-year-old Mercer man, charged with theft by contract between $2,500 and $5,000 in 2017, was deemed competent to proceed with his case following the review of a report and competency hearing in Vilas County Circuit Court last week.

David J. Hagen Jr., will have a plea and sentencing hearing May 24 at 2 p.m. His $2,500 signature bond was continued. 

He is charged with felony bail jumping, disorderly conduct and two counts of misdemeanor bail jumping from an alleged incident March 13, 2020, in Vilas County.

According to the complaint, David and Lynda Hagen, doing business as DVL Painting and Staining, had allegedly agreed to stain five buildings and three decks for a Sayner property owner for a total of $6,500, with a 50% deposit of $3,250. According to the complaint, the property owner said the work was to include power washing, siding repair, deck repair, caulking, two coats of paint on trim, doors and soffit, and place a natural cedar stain on the buildings. 

The property owner told law enforcement officers that workers came to the residence and replaced eight boards and stringers on the deck, purchased by the property owner, and completed the work in about two hours. The property owner said the workers never returned and he attempted to contact the Hagens, but their cell phones were disconnected. 

A law enforcement officer eventually made contact with Lynda Hagen, 37, a year after the work was not completed May 30, 2017, and said she would contact the property owner about completing the work, but allegedly never made the contact. 

Lynda Hagen, also charged with theft by contractor, $2,500 to $5,000, entered a no contest plea March 17 and a deferred entry of judgement was approved. While she was found guilty, the court instructed the clerk to not enter judgment. A review hearing was set for March 17, 2023.

In other felony cases, Justin W. Hayner, 33, of Land O’ Lakes, charged with possession of methamphetamine (meth), possession of drug paraphernalia and two counts of felony bail jumping, made an initial appearance and a preliminary hearing was set for May 19 at 9:30 a.m. His $500 cash bond, posted March 12, was continued. The alleged incident occurred March 7 in Vilas County.

Daniel M. Wiersig, 30, of Hazelhurst, pleaded no contest and was found guilty of possession with intent/deliver non-narcotics. A charge of possession of meth was dismissed, but read in at sentencing and a charged of possession of drug paraphernalia was dismissed on a prosecutor’s motion. 

Wiersig’s sentence was withheld and he was placed on probation for 24 months. Conditions include: maintain absolute sobriety,  alcohol and other drug abuse (AODA) assessment and follow through with any counseling or treatment deemed appropriate by agent; maintain full-time employment and/or schooling; provide 30 hours of community service; and pay felony court costs of $518. He received 33 days credit in the event of revocation. His probation will run concurrent to a Lincoln County felony case from 2019. The offense occurred March 3 in Vilas County. 

Adam R. Chartier, 44, of Montreal, Wis., pleaded no contest and was found guilty of possession of meth and third-offense operating while intoxicated (OWI). 

On the OWI conviction, Chartier’s sentence was withheld and he was placed on probation for 24 months. Conditions include: pay fine and courts cost totalling $2,500; driver’s license revoked for 28 months; ignition interlock device (IID) for 28 months following reinstatement of driver’s license; AODA and driver’s safety plan; serve 30 days in jail with 28 days credit, resulting in a time served sentence. He also received 75 days credit in the event of revocation. The offense occurred Jan. 8 in Vilas County. 

Several other charges were dismissed but read in at sentencing, including vehicle operator fee or elude an officer, possession of narcotic drugs, possession of cocaine, possession of an illegally-obtained prescription and second-degree recklessly endangering safety.

Ryan J. Hoople, 21, of Tomahawk, charged with two counts of felony bail jumping and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia, all with a repeater modifier, made an initial appearance and a preliminary hearing was set for April 29 at 9:30 a.m. His $500 cash bond, posted March 24, was continued. The alleged incident occurred March 16 in Vilas County.

Joel D. Williams, 32, of Oshkosh, charged with possession of meth, possession of narcotic drugs, possession of marijuana, resisting or obstructing an officer, use or possess with intent to use a masking agent, five counts of felony bail jumping and five counts of misdemeanor bail jumping, 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 11:15 a.m. The alleged incident occurred Jan. 27 in Vilas County.

Thomas J. Vincent, 53, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with second-degree recklessly endangering safety, possession of methamphetamine, disorderly conduct and possession of drug paraphernalia, made an initial appearance and a preliminary hearing was set for April 29 at 10:30 a.m. His $250 cash bond was continued. The alleged incident occurred Feb. 18 in Vilas County.

Cole J. Stedman, 39, of Lone Rock, charged with possession of marijuana, second-plus offense, possession of cocaine, second-plus offense, possession of drug paraphernalia, disorderly conduct and four counts of misdemeanor bail jumping, made an initial appearance and a preliminary hearing was set for April 29 at 8:30 a.m. The court set a $1,000 signature bond with the condition that Stedman maintain absolute sobriety. The alleged incident occurred Feb. 7 in Vilas County.

Nathaniel J. Reyes, 32, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with manufacture/deliver Schedule I or II?narcotics, possession of narcotic drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana, was in court for a preliminary hearing. Probable cause was found he had committed a crime and arraignment was set for April 21 at 3 p.m. His $1,500 cash bond was continued. The alleged incident occurred March 9 in Vilas County.

Mary E. Thompson, 32, of Lac du Flambeau, pleaded no contest and was found guilty of possession of meth and operating a vehicle with a restricted controlled substance (third with minor passenger under age 16), both felonies. Several other charges were dismissed on a prosecutor’s motion, including OWI, operating while revoked and four counts of felony bail jumping.

Thompson’s sentence was withheld and she was placed on probation for 24 months on both counts. Conditions of her probation include: maintain absolute sobriety; counseling and treatment as deemed appropriate; pay fine and costs of $518 on the possession of meth conviction and $2,500 for the second conviction, including DNA and ignition interlock device surcharges; driver’s license revoked for 48 months; IID required for 24 months, followed by an assessment required to reinstate driver’s license; and serve 90 days in jail with work release privileges. 

The incident occurred May 5, 2020, in Vilas County.