Lac du Flambeau man charged with 1st-degree attempted homicide
A 30-year-old man who allegedly stabbed another man in the leg during a party May 19 in Lac du Flambeau was charged with attempted first-degree intentional homicide in Vilas County Circuit Court last week.
James L. Peterson of Lac du Flambeau was charged last Thursday after probable cause was found that he had committed a crime. Vilas Circuit Judge Neal A. Nielsen III scheduled Peterson’s arraignment for June 17 at 10 a.m. and his $15,000 cash bond was continued.
According to the complaint, Peterson was at a party at 14205 Longs Point Lane and began fighting with Corey H. Wayman about 3:45 a.m. Witnesses said Peterson was “acting crazy and had a knife.” He allegedly stabbed Wayman in the leg with an 8-inch knife and then left the scene. Wayman was transported to Howard Young Medical Center in Woodruff and then transferred to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield for his injuries.
Law enforcement officers located Peterson in a vehicle at the intersection of Old Abe Road and Peace Pipe Road. Officers said he was covered with blood on his hands and face, and then arrested him.
Peterson also was charged with second-offense operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.
Related to the same incident, Martin Trevizo, 25, of Lac du Flambeau, was charged with battery/causing bodily harm with the use of a dangerous weapon and obstructing an officer. His pretrial conference was set for July 9 at 10 a.m. and his preliminary hearing was set for July 17 at 9 a.m.
According to the complaint, Trevizo allegedly hit Peterson over the head with a baseball bat while Peterson was fighting with Wayman. During the arrest, Trevizo allegedly kicked at the window of the squad car.
In other felony cases, Andrew J. Maulson, 30, of Lac du Flambeau, pleaded no contest and was found guilty to charges of operating a motor vehicle while revoked and substantial battery in a plea agreement last week. His sentencing was set for Aug. 5 at 11 a.m.
As part of the plea agreement, four charges of felony bail jumping and one charge of disorderly conduct were dismissed. A repeater enhancer on the substantial battery charge also was deleted. The operating while revoked charged stemmed from an incident Oct. 15, 2012, and the substantial battery occurred Aug. 20, 2012, when Maulson hit another man in the face during an argument, breaking the man’s jaw in two places. The two had been drinking, according to the complaint.
Ione J. Shepard, 31, of Lac du Flambeau, had a pretrial conference set for June 25 at 11:15 a.m. and a jury trial set for Aug. 7 at 8:30 a.m.
Shepard is charged with manufacturing or delivery of a prescription drug and manufacturing or delivery of heroin after she was arrested following controlled purchases June 2, 2012, and Aug. 2, 2012; and possession with intent to deliver cocaine, felony bail jumping and possession of an illegally obtained prescription following a search warrant at her home Jan. 5, 2013. Law enforcement and health officials allegedly found 13 crack cocaine rocks, $977 and two pills in her body cavity following the arrest.
Scott R. Ford, 52, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with eighth-offense operating while intoxicated, operating a motor vehicle while revoked and two counts of misdemeanor bail jumping, had a pretrial conference set for June 5 at 10:30 a.m. His $10,000 cash bond was continued with the conditions that he not possess or consume intoxicants and that he not drive.
According to the complaint, Ford was arrested in the Lac du Flambeau Smoke Shop parking lot May 19 with a preliminary breath test of 0.171%. A surveillance camera at the shop apparently recorded Ford driving the vehicle.
Adam P. Diver, 29, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with possession of marijuana, second and subsequent offense, had a plea and sentencing hearing set for July 8 at 11 a.m. According to the complaint, law enforcement received a call of alleged drug activity in a room at the Lake of the Torches Casino Nov. 30, 2012, but nothing was found in the room. A witness also observed Diver placing an item in the snow outside the casino. Law enforcement officers found suspected marijuana at the location. Diver was then arrested.
George A. Diver III, 20, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with attempted battery of a peace officer and obstructing an officer, was bound over after probable cause was found he had committed a crime. He pleaded not guilty and a pretrial conference was set for June 25 at 10 a.m.
According to the complaint, law enforcement officers were dispatched at 2:24 a.m. April 3 to a fight in progress at 119 Clinic Lane, Apt. 1, in Lac du Flambeau. Diver was found sleeping on the couch and refused to identify himself. He then allegedly kicked the officer during his arrest and resisted when officers placed him in the squad car.
Ryan D. Turney, 19, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with battery of peace officer, resisting an officer/causing a soft tissue injury and resisting an officer, all as a repeater, entered a plea of not guilty and a pretrial conference was set for June 4 at 9:15 a.m.
According to the complaint, Turney was pulled over in his vehicle April 26 for allegedly driving erratically. He attempted to flee on foot and allegedly punched an officer with a closed fist.
Wesley E. Brisk, 20, of Lac du Flambeau, had a charge of burglary of a building or dwelling dismissed after a deferred entry of judgement expired. According to court records, Brisk pleaded no contest and was found guilty of three counts of misdemeanor theft at the Simpson Electric building April 25, 2010. His sentence was withheld Nov. 1, 2010, and he was placed on probation for two years. Conditions of his probation included serve 60 days in the county jail, pay restitution of $133.53 to Simpson Electric and complete any assessment and treatment deemed necessary by the agent.
Brisk also had charges of second-degree reckless endangerment, attempted battery of a peace officer, attempted criminal damage to property, felony bail jumping and misdemeanor bail jumping dismissed last week. The incident occurred June 4, 2012, when a high-powered air gun was apparently shot at a Lac du Flambeau Police Department squad car at 4:20 a.m.