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Man gets three years’ probation

after prison sentence is stayed

A 28-year-old Lac du Flambeau man who was found guilty of misdemeanor battery/domestic abuse and misdemeanor bail jumping, both as a repeater, had a two-year prison sentence stayed and was placed on probation for three years in Vilas County Circuit Court last week.

Zachary D. Sunn was sentenced to two years’ confinement and two years, nine months’ extended supervision, but Circuit Judge Neal A. Nielsen III stayed the sentence. Another charge of disorderly conduct/domestic abuse as a repeater and two charges of  misdemeanor bail jumping were dismissed in the plea agreement.

According to the complaint, Sunn was at a party Aug. 30, 2012, when he kicked and punched a 26-year-old woman who had a child in her arms. The woman received a contusion on the right side of her forehead, but the child was not hurt. He was on probation with a no-drink stipulation at the time and had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.09% when tested at Ministry Eagle River Memorial Hospital.

Judge Nielsen said conditions of Sunn’s probation include: not to possess or consume intoxicants; no taverns; undergo assessment for counseling and any treatment as recommended; no prescription medications un­less prescribed; take a parenting class; complete do­mestic abuse and men’s batterers group counseling; counseling deemed appropriate by the agent; restitution to be determined in 30 days; apology letter to victim when done with counseling; and domestic abuse surcharge of $100.

In other cases, Craig J. Reicher, 57, of Eagle River, was sentenced to 42 days in the county jail at a sentencing hearing on revocation last Thursday and received credit for 42 days already served. Reicher originally was found guilty of obstructing Aug. 24, 2012, when his sentence was withheld and he was placed on probation for 12 months. But the court was told last week Reicher consumed alcohol Dec. 12, 2012, and operated a vehicle after consuming alcohol Dec. 13, 2012, both violations of his probation.

According to the original complaint, Reicher was driving a snowmobile southbound on a trail next to Highway 45 in Eagle River and traveled through a stop sign Jan. 24, 2012. A Vilas County Sheriff’s Department officer attempted to stop the snowmobile, but he lost contact with the sledder behind Days Inn. Reicher was later located and arrested at Days Inn with a preliminary breath test of 0.16%.

In that case, Reicher also was found guilty of operating a snowmobile while intoxicated, second offense, and was fined $631 and served five days in the county jail. Charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and operating a snowmobile with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08% were dismissed.

Dexter Warren, 42, of Milwaukee, charged with possession with the intent to deliver cocaine, party to a crime,  had a preliminary hearing set for Feb. 11 at 1:15 p.m. His $2,500 cash bond was continued. He was charged as a repeater.

According to the complaint, Warren was arrested after a search warrant was executed at 371 Tomahawk Circle in Lac du Flambeau Jan. 5 and crack cocaine was found at the residence.

Emery A. Morey, 39, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with substantial battery/domestic abuse and disorderly conduct/domestic abuse, had a pretrial conference set for March 26 at 9:30 a.m. and a plea and sentencing hearing set for April 8 at 11 a.m.

According to the complaint, Morey was arguing with a 73-year-old Lac du Flambeau man Aug. 4, 2012, and he allegedly pushed the older man in the chest with both hands, causing the man to fall and injure his hip. The man was transported to Howard Young Medical Center and treated for a fractured right hip. Morey told investigators the man tripped over his feet.

An arrest warrant was issued Jan. 23 for Melissa R. Ackley, 27, of Lac du Flambeau. Ackley, charged with second-degree recklessly en­dangering safety, criminal damage to property and disorderly conduct July 19, 2011, missed a plea hearing last Wednesday. She also faces a charge of felony bail jumping Oct. 17, 2011.

An arrest warrant also was issued for Cristina Trevizo, 27, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with operating while intoxicated, fourth in five years, with a passenger under 16 years of age. She also is charged with operating while revoked and misdemeanor bail jumping Jan. 4. Trevizo missed her preliminary hearing last Thursday.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 4:30 PM

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