Wayne E. Harrington Jr., 50, of Manitowish Waters, pleaded not guilty and was bound over for arraignment in Vilas County Circuit Court on one felony charge of strangulation and suffocation with a domestic abuse modifier attached.

A pretrial conference was scheduled for Feb. 15, at 10:30 a.m. Bond was continued.

The alleged incident took place Nov. 14, 2021 in Vilas County.

Vilas County Circuit Court Judge Martha Milanowski ruled at his review hearing that Eric J. Bergum, 40, of Eagle River, had fulfilled his deferred entry of judgement (DEJ) agreement on one count of felony possession of child pornography. The charge was dismissed on the prosecutor’s motion Jan. 7.

A status hearing was scheduled April 22, at 2 p.m. for Danny L. Schmidt, 51, of Winchester, on four felony counts — OWI (5th or 6th), OWI causing injury, operating with a prohibited alcohol concentration (5th or 6th), and prohibited alcohol concentration causing injury. All charges had an alcohol fine enhancer modifier attached.

Rachel L. Mayo, 24, of Eagle River, appeared in Vilas County Court for one felony count of meth possession and multiple felony bail jumping charges. The alleged offenses took place March 15, and April 21, 2021.

A plea/sentencing hearing will be held March 16, at 2 p.m. in Oneida County Circuit Court in front of substitute Judge Michael Bloom.

Karina M. Mendoza, 34, of Minocqua, made her initial appearance via video on charges of one felony burglary of building or dwelling, misdemeanor theft of moveable property less than $2,500, and misdemeanor possession of an illegally obtained prescription. All charges had repeater modifiers attached.

A preliminary hearing was set for Feb. 11 at 2 p.m. in front of substitute Judge Gregory Strasser.

A preliminary hearing for Colin T. Fanning, 35, of Arbor Vitae, was set for Feb. 9, at 9 a.m. on one felony count of possession of meth.

Robin A. Werner, 43, of Woodruff, made an initial appearance on one felony charge of possession of meth. A preliminary hearing was set for Jan. 24, at 3 p.m.

Daniel J. Downey, 45, of Harshaw, pleaded not guilty and was bound over for arraignment on one felony charge of possession of meth. Bond continued and a pretrial conference was scheduled for Feb. 22 at 9:30 a.m.

Tre J. Bruette, 28, of Woodruff, pleaded not guilty and was bound over for arraignment on one felony charge of throwing or discharging bodily fluid at public safety worker or prosecutor along with four misdemeanor charges of operating while intoxicated (OWI) third offense, criminal damage to property, resisting or obstructing an officer, and disorderly conduct.

A pretrial conference was scheduled for March 1, at 9:15 a.m.

Jeffrey S. Schuman, 36, of Lac du Flambeau, pleaded no contest to felony possession of meth Jan. 12 in front of Judge Gregory Huber. Other drug-related charges as well as bail jumping were dismissed but read in.

His sentence was withheld for two years with probation, and conditions included assessments, treatment and counseling as deemed appropriate by agent; AODA completion; and an all-inclusive fine of $518. Schuman also must submit a DNA sample.

Sentencing was withheld for three years with probation for Thomas J. Vincent, 54, of Lac du Flambeau, who pleaded no contest to one count of felony bail jumping and one felony possession of meth Jan. 12.

Conditions included assessments, treatment and counseling as deemed appropriate by agent; AODA completion; 40 hours of community service. In addition, Vincent must submit a DNA sample and pay court costs plus a DNA surcharge.

Melissa R. Ackley, 36, of Lac du Flambeau, pleaded not guilty and was bound over for arraignment on two felony bail jumping charges and one misdemeanor OWI Jan. 12. A pretrial conference will be held Feb. 22, at 9:15 a.m.

Danae McGeshick, 28, of Lac du Flambeau, was found guilty of felony fleeing or eluding an officer as a vehicle operator and received a deferred entry judgement at her plea/sentencing hearing Jan. 11.

The court ordered 12 months of probation with completion of AODA, any treatment deemed appropriate by agent and 10 hours of community service. McGeshick also must submit a DNA sample and cover court costs.

Additional charges of felony bail jumping were dismissed but read in.

Robert J. Smith, 39, of Lac du Flambeau, made his initial appearance by video from the Vilas County Jail on three felony counts last week. A preliminary hearing for two counts of bail jumping and one count of strangulation and suffocation with a domestic abuse modifier was scheduled for Jan. 19, at 10 a.m. Cash bond was set at $2,500.

Edward J. Chosa Jr., 35, of Lac du Flambeau, made his initial appearance from the Vilas County Jail Jan. 10 on felony charges including possession of a firearm as a convicted felon; strangulation and suffocation; false imprisonment, and a misdemeanor charge of battery. The charges for incidents which allegedly took place Dec. 18, 2021, had domestic abuse and repeater modifiers attached.

A preliminary hearing was scheduled for Jan. 20, at 10 a.m. The $5,000 cash bond was continued.

Buzz A. Anwash, 36, of Wabeno, pleaded not guilty to one felony charge of possession of narcotic drugs and two misdemeanors, possession of cocaine/coca, and operating a vehicle on a revoked license. A pretrial conference was scheduled for Feb. 15, at 10:45 a.m.

Eugene C. Castellano, 34, of Tomahawk, pleaded not guilty at his initial appearance by video from the Vilas County Jail Jan. 10, and was bound over for arraignment on one felony count of amphetamine possession with intent. Pretrial was set for Feb. 22, at 11:30 a.m.

A preliminary hearing was set for Jan. 19, at 9 a.m. for Nicholas J. Teal, 29, of Tomahawk, on three felony charges — possession with intent of amphetamine, possession with intent of marijuana, and possession of narcotic drugs. The alleged incident took place Dec. 19, 2021 in Vilas County.