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Plea/sentencing hearing set June 10

for man who allegedly forged checks

A 19-year-old St. Germain man charged with three counts of uttering a forgery and one count of receiving stolen property will have a  plea and sentencing hearing June 10 at 2 p.m. in Vilas County Circuit Court.

James D. Mackay also is charged with possession of marijuana and misdemeanor bail jumping.  Mackay’s pretrial conference was held in the district attorney’s office May 21.

According to the complaint, Mackay allegedly wrote three checks that were stolen from a Beloit home. The owners of the checks said the checking account had been closed and their credit union reported that three checks were cashed at two Eagle River businesses for $56.89, $104 and $54.23.

Mackay apparently visited the home at some point between Feb. 1 and 22, 2012, and allegedly wrote the checks Feb. 16, Feb. 17 and Feb. 21, 2012, in Eagle River. The possession of marijuana and misdemeanor bail jumping charges stem from an incident May 17, 2012.

In other felony cases, William J. Wewasson Jr., 46, of Lac du Flambeau, convicted of misdemeanor battery April 27, 2011, and originally placed on probation for one year, was back in circuit court for a sentencing after revocation hearing last week. According to court documents, Wewasson did not meet the requirements of his probation.

Assistant District Attorney David Breedlove told the court that Wewasson changed his residence without prior agent approval, failed to report for a scheduled office visit, absconded from his supervisor, was terminated from his alcohol and other drug abuse (AODA) counseling program for noncompliance and consumed alcohol.

Circuit Judge Neal A. Nielsen III sentenced Wewasson to six months in the Vilas County Jail. He received credit for 97 days served.

According to the complaint, Wewasson was arguing with a woman who dumped out a bottle of vodka. He ultimately grabbed a 16- year-old girl by the neck, pushed her against a wall and punched her in the face. He originally was charged Dec. 18, 2010, with physical abuse of a child, intentionally causing bodily harm, before the charge was amended to misdemeanor battery.

Jacob S. Wolf, 18, of Conover, charged with felony criminal damage to property, party to a crime, was bound over and entered a plea of not guilty. A pretrial conference was set for July 9 at 10:30 a.m. and a plea/sentencing hearing was set for Aug. 5 at 2:30 p.m.

According to the complaint, Wolf and two minors allegedly damaged two large white, carnival-type tents at the Festival of Flavors at Riverview Park in Eagle River Aug. 29, 2011, by throwing knives at the tents.

James J. Callas, 53, of Lac du Flambeau, had a 24-month deferred entry of judgment filed on a charge of manufacture or delivery of a prescription drug. If Callas commits no criminal offenses during the next two years, the charge will be dismissed.

Callas pleaded no contest and was found guilty to possession of marijuana and possession of cocaine, both misdemeanors. His sentence was withheld and he was placed on probation for 24 months, with the following conditions: fined $500 plus courts costs and a drug abuse assessment for a total of $1,355; an AODA evaluation, and follow-through with any treatment or counseling deemed appropriate by the agent or counselor.

Charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and misdemeanor bail jumping were dismissed in Callas’ plea agreement.  According to the complaint, Callas sold two cylobenzaprine hydrochloride pills for $100 in a controlled purchase and then law enforcement officer executed a search warrant at his residence Feb. 24, 2012, finding metal pipes, marijuana and cocaine.

Emma D. Beighly, 25, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with substantial battery and disorderly conduct, both party to a crime, was bound over after probable cause was found she had committed a crime. A pretrial conference was set for June 11 at 1:45 p.m.

According to the complaint, a Lac du Flambeau man said he was jumped by four people, including Beighly, near 519 Chigog St. in Lac du Flambeau April 12 about 8:30 p.m. A witness said Beighly allegedly kicked the man while he was on the ground.

Timothy Mann, 17, of Lac du Flambeau was charged with substantial battery and disorderly conduct, party to a crime, in the same incident. He entered a plea of not guilty and a pretrial conference was set for June 11 at 1:30 p.m.

Others facing battery charges in the incident include Travis M. Williams, 19, and Victor M. Reyes III, 27.

Jordan T. Peters, 23, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with delivery of schedule I or II narcotics, had a preliminary hearing set for June 12 at 10:45 a.m. His $2,500 signature bond was continued.

According to the complaint, a law enforcement officer initiated a traffic stop on Peters’ vehicle April 17 for having a defective brake light. Officers said K-9 Goro alerted on the vehicle and numerous white pills were found in the vehicle. A Tomahawk woman in the vehicle said she bought the pills from Peters, saying she gave him $15 for a handful of pills.

William G. Poupart, 50, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with second-degree recklessly endangering safety and two counts of misdemeanor bail jumping, made a voluntary appearance in court May 13 after a warrant had been issued for his arrest May 7. The warrant was quashed and Poupart’s preliminary hearing was adjourned to May 23 at 11 a.m.

According to the complaint, Poupart allegedly released his dog from a building on a Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) employee who had shut off the power to his residence. The WPS employee said Poupart ordered his dog to “get her, Charlie, kill her.” She made it to her vehicle without injury.

Christopher G. Blacksky, 40, of Burnsville, Minn., charged with possession with intent to deliver marijuana, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and disorderly conduct-domestic abuse, was bound over and his arraignment was set for June 10 at 10 a.m. His $25,000 cash bond was continued. According to the complaint, Blacksky allegedly transported marijuana from Minnesota to Lac du Flambeau to sell. He was arrested May 3 in Lac du Flambeau.

Jonah J. LaBarge, 17, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with substantial battery, operating a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent and disorderly conduct-domestic abuse, was bound over and entered a plea of not guilty. A pretrial conference was set for June 11 at 11:30 a.m. A motion to modify his $250 cash bond was denied and his bond was continued.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 1:29 PM

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