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Man gets fine, three years’ probation

for fourth-offense OWI in five years

A 50-year-old Lac du Flambeau man was fined $2,045 and placed on probation for 36 months after he pleaded no contest and was found guilty of fourth-offense operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated in Vilas County Circuit Court last week.

Robert M. Roche will receive credit for 30 days served in jail and his jail time must commence by Jan. 5, 2013. It was his fourth offense of operating while intoxicated in five years.

Vilas County Circuit Judge Neal A. Nielsen III listed numerous conditions of Roche’s probation, including: serve six months in the county jail with work release privileges; driver’s license revoked for 28 months; ignition interlock for 28 months; attend alcohol and other drug abuse (AODA) assessment; not to possess or consume intoxicants; no taverns; continue any treatment deemed necessary by the agent; and supply a DNA sample.

Roche was arrested Sept. 17, 2011, in Lac du Flambeau with a preliminary breath test of 0.139%. Charges of operating with a prohibited alcohol concentration and operating a motor vehicle after revocation were dismissed as part of the plea agreement.

Following his initial arrest Sept. 17, 2011, Roche was charged with felony bail jumping and possession of marijuana Oct. 1, 2011. The bail jumping charge was dismissed last week, but he pleaded no contest and was found guilty of the possession charge. He was fined $694, with $50 due per month starting Dec. 1.

Roche also was charged with felony bail jumping April 8 when he consumed intoxicants. The charge was amended to a misdemeanor bond violation and he was sentenced to 30 days in the county jail consecutive to his six-month sentence.

In other felony cases, Sabrina M. Cross, 33, of Lac du Flambeau, pleaded no contest and was found guilty of identity theft for financial gain and misdemeanor theft. Charges of felony bail jumping and resisting an officer were dismissed in the plea agreement.

Judge Nielsen withheld sentencing and placed Cross on probation for 24 months, with following conditions: restitution of $50 to the victim and restitution of $600 to Citizens Bank, to be paid within 60 days; not to possess or consume intoxicants; no taverns except for employment; follow through with any AODA counseling deemed appropriate; maintain full-time employment or full-time work search; and serve 60 days in the Vilas County Jail to commence Jan. 5, 2013, with work release privileges.

According to the complaint, Cross took another person’s bank card from a Lac du Flambeau residence May 9 and used the card to withdraw cash at an ATM?machine at Lake of the Torches Casino. According to the bank statement, she made nine transactions and was identified on a surveillance camera at the casino.

Jedediah G. Maulson, 20, of Lac du Flambeau, was sentenced to six months in the Vilas County Jail at a sentencing hearing on revocation last Monday.

Maulson, who was placed on probation for 36 months May 31 after pleading no contest to two counts of obstructing an officer and one count of disorderly conduct, will receive credit for 105 days served.

According to the complaint, Maulson was arrested Aug. 5, while on probation, for operating a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent, operating without a valid driver’s license, first-offense operating while intoxicated, speeding and criminal damage to property.

Judge Nielsen said Maulson may be released for inpatient treatment if arrangements can be made, with day-for-day credit. In the event of another revocation, Maulson will only receive credit for 60 days served.

Paige R. Poupart, 23, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with physical abuse of a child and misdemeanor battery from an incident April 8 when she allegedly caused bodily harm to a 17-year-old person, had her initial appearance adjourned to Nov. 12.

Poupart also was charged with two counts of felony bail jumping and obstructing an officer July 13 when she failed to appear for her court date, allegedly committed a crime and gave false information to a law enforcement officer.

Then on Sept. 3, Poupart was charged with two counts of misdemeanor battery, two counts of criminal trespassing, and felony bail jumping.

Richard F. Allen, 22, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with burglary of a building or dwelling and criminal damage to property, had a preliminary hearing set for Dec. 10 at 3:30 p.m.

According to the complaint, Allen is accused of breaking into a home at 2822 Cemetery Road in Lac du Flambeau with the intent to steal a 42-inch television and causing damage to the front external door. He was released on a $1,000 signature bond.

Ione J. Shepard, 30, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with manufacturing/delivery of a prescription drug, manufacturing/delivery of heroin and two counts of felony bail jumping, entered a plea of not guilty and a pretrial conference was set for Jan. 10 at 10 a.m.

According to the complaint, Shepard allegedly sold 0.3 grams of heroin to an officer for $50 in a controlled purchase June. 2. She also allegedly sold one Oxycodone pill for $40 to an officer in a second controlled purchase Aug. 2. 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 3:10 PM

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