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Man gets probation, jail time

for forging check, taking coins

A 32-year-old Eagle River man, who was convicted of forging a check and misdemeanor theft of coins, had his sentence withheld and was placed on probation for three years in Vilas County Circuit Court last week.

Troy L. Meacham, as a condition of his probation, must spend six months in the  Vilas County Jail, concurrent with any prison sentence he is now serving. Meacham also must pay restitution, with the total to be determined in 30 days.

According to the complaint, Meacham was involved in the taking of checks from Errington’s Resort, Star Lake Store and Deborah Becker in February and March of 2012, and later forged at least one check at the Phelps Convenience Store. As part of the incident, witnesses estimated about $2,000 in currency and coins was taken from the businesses and checks totaling about $2,000 were forged.

Vilas Circuit Judge Neal A. Nielsen III said other conditions of Meacham’s probation include alcohol and other drug abuse (AODA) assessment and treatment, not to possess or consume intoxicants, no prescriptions unless prescribed, write apology to victims and DNA sample.

Charges of uttering a forgery and misdemeanor theft were dismissed at the plea hearing Sept. 17, 2012.

In other felony cases, Asa V. Doxtator, 37, of Bowler, charged with four counts of operating while intoxicated causing injury, had a pretrial conference set for March 26 at 2 p.m. He also is charged with four counts of operating with a prohibited alcohol concentration causing injury.

According to the complaint, Doxtator was involved in a two-vehicle accident at 1:50 a.m. Jan. 20 in St. Germain on Highway 155 near the intersection of Lost Lake Dr. South. Doxtator alleged- ly crossed the centerline and the driver of the other vehicle said he could not avoid the collision. Doxtator told law enforcement he had been drinking since 2 p.m. that day, consuming 10 to 12 beers.  He was previously con­victed of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated three times, all in Shawano County.

Kevin M. Mauzer, 44, of Land O’ Lakes, charged with two counts of uttering a forgery, had an initial appearance adjourned to March 4 at 10 a.m. Mauzer is accused of  fraudulently signing checks of another person and then cashing them Feb. 19, 2012, and March 5, 2012.

Gerald W. Mann Jr., 34, of Crandon, had a charge of possession of marijuana, a felony, amended to misdemeanor possession of marijuana and was fined $914.50. He also pleaded no contest and was found guilty of operating a motor vehicle while revoked. He was fined $505 and was sentenced to 30 days in the county jail on that charge. It can be served in Forest County consecutive to the sentence he is now serving, with work-release privileges. He received credit for six days served. Three counts of felony bail jumping and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia were dismissed.

Mann was arrested in Lac du Flambeau Oct. 17, 2012, though one of the felony bail jumping charges for consuming intoxicants occurred Jan. 4 of this year. Judge Nielsen ordered that $500 of his bond would go toward his $1,419.50 in fines and he must pay $50 a month starting March 15.

Kevin B. Kurek, 21, of Arbor Vitae, charged with burglary of a building or dwelling, misdemeanor theft and misdemeanor bail jumping, had a plea and sentencing hearing set for April 22 at 9:30 a.m. Kurek is accused of taking a money from a fanny pack that was left on a dining room table at an Arbor Vitae residence Jan. 14. The house was not locked.

Thomas J. Wilde, 54, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with manufacture/delivery of marijuana, possession with intent to deliver marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and escape Sept. 9, 2011, had a status hearing adjourned to April 15 at 1:15 p.m.

According to the complaint, Wilde was arrested following a search warrant at his residence at 1895 County Highway D for allegedly having a marijuana growing operation. Officers transported him to Howard Young Medical Center in Woodruff for a suspected heart problem, but he escaped from the hospital with an IV still in his arm. He was later arrested.

Arlene M. Poupart, 42, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with manufacture/delivery of marijuana, manufacture with intent to deliver marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia in the same incident, also had a status hearing adjourned to April 15 at 1:15 p.m. She and Wilde were arrested following a controlled purchase at the residence Sept. 9, 2011.

Cherish L. Big John, 25, of Lac du Flambeau, entered a not guilty plea to charges of possession with intent to deliver narcotics and operating a motor vehicle while revoked. A pretrial conference was set for March 12 at 11:15 a.m.

According to the complaint, law enforcement personnel were tipped off that Big John was driving a vehicle that was transporting the prescription drug Percocet from Milwaukee to Lac du Flambeau Feb. 7 and made a traffic stop on the vehicle because a headlight was out. Big John allegedly had 22 pills in a small baggie in a body cavity.  She told officers she could purchase the pills in Milwaukee for $18 each and sell them in Lac du Flambeau for $40 each.

Charlene R. Edwards, 20, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with possession with intent to deliver narcotics from the same incident, also had a pretrial conference set for March 12 at 11:15 a.m. Edwards allegedly had 35 pills located in a body cavity.

Dexter R. Warren, 42, of Milwaukee, charged with two counts of possession with intent to deliver cocaine, and two counts of delivery of schedule I?or II narcotics,   all as a repeater, pleaded not guilty and a pretrial conference was set for March 26 at 1:30 p.m.

According to the complaint, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at 371 Tomahawk Circle in Lac du Flambeau Jan. 5 and discovered 13 individually packaged baggies of white rock-like substance believed to be cocaine, two blue pills identified as Percocet and $977 in currency.

Raymond M. Zimmerman, 29, of Lac du Flambeau, had a charge of burglary of a building or dwelling dismissed following a 36-month deferred entry of judgement (DEJ). He was convicted of criminal damage to property and theft of moveable property, both misdemeanors, Nov. 19, 2007, but the felony charge of burglary was dismissed after he met the conditions of his DEJ, including two years of probation, 120 days in the county jail, 100 hours of community service, AODA counseling, and restitution of $3,449.

According to the complaint, Zimmerman broke into Cricket’s Pub & Cafe Jan. 12, 2007, and took money from a cigarette machine and a video gaming machine.

Naomi L. Snow, 30, of Lac du Flambeau, entered a plea of no contest to a charge of delivery of schedule I?or II narcotics and accepted a DEJ, with conditions. She also pleaded no contest and was found guilty of misdemeanor bail jumping.

Snow’s sentence was withheld and she was placed on probation for 24 months. She also must undergo AODA assessment and counseling, not to possess or consume intoxicants or controlled substances, no taverns, not to possess any medications unless in prescribed amounts, complete a GED or HSED, and seek full-time employment or education. Snow was arrested July 3, 2012, in Lac du Flambeau.

Jason S. Shumpert, 21, of Milwaukee, charged with two counts of manufacture or delivery of a prescription drug, had a plea and sentencing hearing set for March 25 at 8:45 a.m. According to the complaint, Shumpert was in Lac du Flambeau Nov. 25, 2011, and is accused of selling Percocet pills. When he was arrested, officers said he had about $2,000 in currency in his left shirt pocket.

Mariah J. Flemming, 33, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with battery by prisoners, pleaded not guilty and a pretrial conference was set for April 2 at 10:30 a.m. According to the complaint, Flemming was an inmate in the Vilas County Jail Jan. 20 when she was being uncooperative and combative. Two corrections officers attempted to restrain her and she allegedly kicked one of the officers in the left jaw below the chin. The officer did not require medical attention.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 4:40 PM
 

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