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Man gets three years’ probation

for having cocaine while parolee

A 19-year-old Lac du Flambeau man who received a deferred entry of judgement (DEJ) on a forgery charge was back in Vilas County Circuit Court last week and placed on three years’ probation after his prison sentence was stayed.

Scott A. Smith was sentenced to two years, six months in the Wisconsin prison system and three years extended supervision, but Vilas County Circuit Judge Neal A. Nielsen III stayed the sentence and opted on probation with conditions.

Smith received the DEJ June 20, 2012, after he altered scale slips when he sold metal at Scharf Automotive in the town of Lincoln. During that court appearance, he also pleaded no contest and was found guilty to two counts of misdemeanor theft. His sentence was withheld on those charges and he was placed on probation for two years.

But according to his probation officer, Smith possessed cocaine on Nov. 27, 2012, and possessed marijuana July 24, 2012, both violations of his parole rules. He was charged with felony bail jumping, possession of cocaine and misdemeanor bail jumping Nov. 27, 2012.

At his court appearance last week, Smith pled no contest and was found guilty to the possession of cocaine charge and the misdemeanor bail jumping charge. Judge Nielsen withheld sentence and placed Smith on two years’ probation. He also must serve 30 days in the county jail, concurrent to a nine-month jail sentence.

Conditions of Smith’s probation include: alcohol and other drug abuse (AODA) assessment and follow through; not to possess or consume intoxicants; no taverns; maintain full-time employment or education; pay restitution of $2,917.18 to Scharf Automotive, with a minimum payment of $100 per month.

If he completes the conditions in 24 months, Nielsen said Smith can request early release from his probation. On the two counts of misdemeanor theft, Smith was sentenced to nine months in the county jail. He received credit for 163 days served.

In other felony cases, David N. Larson, 54, of Conover, pled no contest and was found guilty to a charge of fifth-offense operating while intoxicated. A?charge of operating with a prohibited alcohol concentration was dismissed in the plea agreement. He was arrested Oct. 1, 2012, in Conover with a preliminary breath test of 0.19%.

Larson’s sentence was withheld and he was placed on probation for three years.

Conditions of his probation include: fine $2,944; driver’s license revoked for three years; ignition interlock for three years; AODA assessment and treatment as deemed appropriate by the agent; not to possess on consume intoxicants; no taverns; nine months in the Vilas County Jail with work release privileges to commence May 25. He received credit for three days served.

James D. Mackay, 19, of St. Germain, charged with three counts of uttering a forgery, receiving stolen property, possession of marijuana and misdemeanor bail jumping, had a plea and sentencing hearing rescheduled to May 13 at 2 p.m.

According to the complaint, Mackay allegedly wrote checks owned by another person on three occasions, Feb. 16, 17 and 21, 2012 in Eagle River. It’s also alleged he stole the checks between Feb. 1-22, 2012, and that he possessed marijuana May 17, 2012.

Jason S. Shumpert, 22, of Milwaukee, pled no contest and was found guilty to a charge of manufacturing or delivery of a prescription drug. In the plea agreement, a second identical charge was dismissed.

Shumpert’s sentence was withheld and he was placed on probation for three years. Judge Nielsen said an early discharge may be requested after 24 months if he meets the conditions of his probation, including: $1,000 fine and 60 days in the Vilas County Jail, with work release privileges. His jail time may be served in any county in Wisconsin, if arrangements can be made. He must report to jail by May 25 and will receive credit for five days served.

According to the complaint, Shumpert brought 15 or 16 Percocet pills with him from Milwaukee to sell in Lac du Flambeau Nov. 25, 2011, while he was in town to pick up his per capita check from the tribe. Shumpert lived in Lac du Flambeau as a child and was a tribal member.

Donald J. Morford, 66, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with manufacturing or delivery of marijuana, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, had his initial appearance adjourned to April 8 at 10 a.m. He is free on a $1,000 signature bond with the condition that he not possess illegal substances unless he has a prescription.

According to the complaint, the fire department was called to his home in Lac du Flambeau March 3 for a residential fire. After seeing suspicious items law enforcement allegedly found marijuana plants growing in the home as well as pipes to ingest a controlled substance.

Heather F. Mann, 24, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with attempting to flee or elude a traffic officer Feb. 7, missed her initial appearance last week and a $1,000 cash bench warrant was issued. According to the complaint, Mann was allegedly involved in a fight with another woman in the Lake of the Torches Casino and left the casino parking lot in a vehicle after being told by authorities to stop. She was eventually stopped and arrested at 303 Waboos Circle.

Louisa M. Young, 30, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with physical abuse of a child/intentionally causing bodily harm, had a preliminary hearing set for May 6 at 9:45 a.m. Young was released on a $5,000 signature bond with the conditions that she not possess or consume intoxicants; no taverns; and no unsupervised contact with the alleged victim.

According to the complaint, Young had been drinking Feb. 15 and got upset with a 10-year-old child. She allegedly kicked the child in the ribs, hit the child in the shoulder, and then pushed the child to the floor and shook the child. She then got off the child and fell asleep in a chair.

Salena A. Chapman, 21, of Lac du Flambeau, pled no contest and was found guilty to charges of misdemeanor theft and concealing stolen property. A felony charge of burglary of a building or dwelling was dismissed in the plea agreement. She was involved in the theft of two televisions from an apartment in Lac du Flambeau June 11, 2012.

Chapman’s sentence was withheld and she was placed on probation for 24 months with the following conditions: assessment and counseling as recommended by the agent; pay restitution of $3,816; complete a GED; seek full-time employment or education; no contact with others involved in the incident; and serve 30 days in the county jail. She received credit for one day served.

Sean E. Meshigaud, 37, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with third-degree sexual assault, had a jury trial set for June 21 at 8:30 a.m. According to the complaint, Meshigaud allegedly sexually assaulted a 19-year-old woman while she was sleeping on a mattress on the living room floor of a Lac du Flambeau home Sept. 23, 2010.

Jonelle M. Allen, 21, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with second-degree recklessly endangering safety, attempting to flee or elude a traffic officer and operating without a license, second offense within three years, entered a plea of not guilty after probable cause was found she had committed a crime. A pretrial conference was set in the district attorney’s office May 7 at 10:45.

According to the complaint, Allen was allegedly travelling 84 mph in a 55 mph speed zone on Highway 47 in Lac du Flambeau Jan. 29. When an officer attempted to initiate a traffic stop, Mattke would not pull over. The officer stated he was travelling at 100 mph in pursuit and was not catching up to Mattke’s vehicle. She eventually came to a stop on Mattke Road and was arrested.

Allen also was charged with felony bail jumping Feb. 15 for not being on the prem?ises of her sister’s house. A?motion to modify her bond from $2,500 to $1,500 cash last week was approved with the conditions that she not drive and that she live with her mother. She must be on her mother’s premises 24 hours a day, seven days a week unless she is with her mother.

Michelle L. Murphy, 28, of  Lac du Flambeau, charged with battery by a prisoner and assault by a prisoner, both as a repeater, entered a plea of not guilty and a pretrial conference was set for April 30 at 10:30 a.m. A motion to modify her cash bond of $2,000 to $1,000 was approved with the conditions that she not possess or consume intoxicants and that she report to Family Resources for assessment and counseling.

Michael J. Poupart, 27, of Lac du Flambeau, pleaded no contest and was found guilty of possession of marijuana, party to a crime. A two-year deferred entry of judgement was approved on a manufacturing or delivery of marijuana charge. Sentence was withheld on the possession charge and Poupart was placed on probation for 12 months with the following conditions: AODA assessment and counseling; five days in the county jail to commence May 25 and fined $505. He received credit for one day served.

According to the complaint, Poupart and Teresa A. Link, 32, of Lac du Flambeau, sold 5 grams of marijuana for $25 in a controlled purchase Aug. 9, 2012. Link faced the same charges as Poupart and pled no contest with the same deferred entry of judgement on the delivery charge and the same sentence on the possession conviction.

Tuesday, April 02, 2013 1:45 PM
 

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