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Conover man gets probation, fine

for selling marijuana in 2012 case

A 34-year-old Conover man received four years’ probation after pleading no contest to two counts of manufacturing or delivery of marijuana in Vilas County Circuit Court last week.

Andrew M. Hammes sold  8 ounces of marijuana as part of two controlled purchases May 9, 2012, for $1,400, and May 17, 2012, for $1,300 in Land O’ Lakes, according to the complaint. A third charge of manufacturing or delivery of marijuana June 12, 2012, in Land O’ Lakes was dismissed, but read in at sentencing as part of the plea agreement.

Circuit Judge Neal A. Nielsen III withheld Hammes’ sentence and placed him on probation for four years with the following conditions: fined $4,698, including $2,000 for each conviction, along with court costs and drug abuse surcharges; alcohol and other drug abuse assessment and follow-through deemed appropriate by the agent; and serve 90 days in the Vilas County Jail with work release privileges to commence Oct. 31.

Nielsen also said Hammes, after three years, may motion to the court to terminate his probation if all conditions are met.

Hammes was arrested June 19 following a search warrant at his resident at 4246 Sugar Shack Lane in Conover. Investigating officers reported finding marijuana, drug paraphernalia and $7,000 in cash at the home.

According to the complaint, Hammes denied selling marijuana but told investigators he smoked it for personal use.

Hammes’ arrest came following the execution of  search warrants at the residence of Audie B. Lapp at 4710 Highway B in Land O’ Lakes June 12 and at the Bear Trap Inn in June 19, where Hammes works.

Lapp subsequently was charged with three counts of manufacturing or delivery of marijuana and one charge of maintaining a drug trafficking place.

In other felony cases, Cody K. Gehrke, 20, of Eagle River, charged with sexual assault of a child under age 15, had a pretrial conference set for Aug. 27 at 9:15 a.m. Gehrke missed his preliminary hearing July 15 and a warrant was issued for his arrest. He made a voluntary appearance July 29 and his warrant was quashed and a $5,000 signature bond was reinstated. According to the complaint, Gehrke allegedly had sexual intercourse with a 15-year-old girl at an Eagle River apartment Dec. 9, 2011.

Cory D. Renaud, 21, of Eagle River, charged with assault of a prisoner and misdemeanor battery, both as a repeater, entered a plea of no contest to the charges, without the repeater status, and was found guilty. A presentence investigation was ordered and a sentencing was set for Oct. 4 at 10 a.m.

According to the complaint Renaud was allegedly involved in a physical altercation April 16 in Phelps and during his arrest threatened an officer April 17. He also allegedly spit toward an arresting officer, but the glass in the squad car stopped the saliva from reaching the officer. He later allegedly spit at the jail administrator in the Vilas County Jail.

Micki Eric Abrahamson, 24, of Eden Prairie, Minn., charged with operating while intoxicated causing injury and operating a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent, was bound over and entered a plea of not guilty. A pretrial conference was set for Sept. 10 at 11 a.m.

According to the complaint, Abrahamson allegedly was driving a vehicle that struck a tree at 4:32 a.m. June 22 in Arbor Vitae. A passenger was injured during the accident, telling responding rescue personnel of chest pain. The owner of the vehicle said he did not give Abrahamson permission to drive the vehicle from Minocqua to Camp Timberland.

Scott M. Quirzo, 23, of Sayner, made a motion to modify his $1,000 cash bond, but it was denied. Quirzo had pleaded no contest to battery of a peace officer, resisting an officer and misdemeanor bail jumping in a plea agreement. Charges of throwing bodily fluids at a public safety officer, disorderly conduct and two counts of misdemeanor bail jumping were dismissed. Sentencing is set for Aug. 27 at 10 a.m.

In addition, Quirzo has pleaded no contest to one count of felony bail jumping and one count of misdemeanor bail jumping after he was intoxicated and in a tavern June 8 in the town of Plum Lake.

Tanya M. Turney, 40, of Lac du Flambeau, pleaded no contest and was found guilty to a charge of third-offense operating while intoxicated. Charges of operating with a prohibited alcohol concentration (0.199%) and operating while revoked were dismissed in the plea agreement.

Turney was fined $5,230 and sentenced to 380 days in the county jail, but that sentence was stayed and she was placed on probation for 24 months with the following conditions: fined $2,945; driver’s license revoked for 30 months, alcohol and other drug abuse assessment and follow through, ignition interlock device for 30 months, not to possess or consume intoxicants, no taverns, no prescription medications unless prescribed and 35 days in the county jail. She received credit for 12 days served.

Turney also was sentenced to 30 days in the Vilas County Jail after pleading no contest and was found guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia. A charge of possession of narcotic drugs was dismissed. She will receive credit for 16 days served.

Turney also pleaded no contest and was found guilty of felony bail jumping for missing a court date. Two other charges of felony bail jumping and obstructing an officer were dismissed. Her sentence was withheld and she was placed on probation to run concurrent with her previous probation.

Clint M. Allen, 34, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with battery domestic abuse and disorderly conduct domestic abuse, both as a repeater, told the court during a status hearing he no longer wanted to have an attorney represent him. The court granted the withdrawal of defense Attorney Galen Bayne Allison. A pretrial conference was set for Aug. 6 at 11:45 a.m. and a jury trial was set for Nov. 13 at 8:30 a.m.

According to the complaint, Allen was having an argument with a woman in his vehicle Nov. 1, 2012, in Lac du Flambeau. The woman got out of the vehicle an attempted to get something out of the rear driver’s side door when Allen allegedly flung the driver door toward her, striking her and causing her to fall on the ground. He told officers she was holding onto the door and would not let him leave.

Sonya V. Moore, 45, of Eagle River, charged with delivery of schedule I or II narcotics, had a preliminary hearing set for Sept. 30 at 1:30 p.m. Moore appeared by telephone for her initial appearance July 29. Judge Nielsen told Moore her failure to appear in person for the preliminary hearing will result in a warrant. According to the complaint, Moore allegedly sold seven Adderall pills for $60 March 27 in a controlled purchase in Eagle River.

Susan S. Wolfe, 38, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with delivery of schedule I, II or III narcotics, had an initial appearance rescheduled from July 29 to Aug. 26 at 10 a.m. According to the complaint, surveillance camera footage from Lake of the Torches Casino in Lac du Flambeau allegedly showed Wolfe selling two Suboxone pills wrapped in cellophane  Feb. 12.

George A. Diver III, 20, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with attempted battery of a peace officer and obstructing an officer, had a plea and sentencing hearing adjourned to Nov. 11 at 1:30 p.m.

According to the complaint, Diver was arrested April 5 after officers were called to a disturbance at 119 Clinic Lane in Lac du Flambeau. Officers were told there was a fight in progress at 2:24 a.m. When they arrived, Diver was sleeping on the couch, but he had blood on his clothing. During his arrest, he allegedly resisted officers and kicked his legs at an officer.

Daniel J. Savaske, 41, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with substantial battery domestic abuse and disorderly conduct domestic abuse, was bound over and entered a plea of not guilty. A pretrial conference was set for Sept. 3 at 11 a.m. A motion to modify his $2,500 signature bond was denied.

According to the complaint, Savaske was arguing over cigarettes while sitting around a campfire at 11 p.m. June 24 in Lac du Flambeau. Savaske allegedly struck the woman with a closed fist in the face, causing her lip to split open. She then fell to the ground, hitting her head. She was medically-treated with seven stitches in her lip.

Emery A. Morey, 39, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with substantial battery domestic abuse and disorderly conduct domestic abuse, had a warrant quashed and his $1,000 signature bond reinstated. His plea and sentencing hearing was set for Sept. 30 at 8:45 a.m. He missed a plea and sentencing hearing June 17.

According to the complaint, Morey was arguing with another man about Morey not working. Morey allegedly pushed the man Aug. 4, 2012, in Lac du Flambeau and the man said he needed hip replacement surgery because of the fall.

Trent N. Stone, 30, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with felony bail jumping July 17, was bound over and entered a plea of not guilty. A pretrial conference was set for Aug. 20 at 9:30 a.m. A motion to modify his $750 cash bond was denied. According to the complaint, Stone had contact with a person that he was to have no contact with as part of a Feb. 6 bond condition.

Faye M. Vetterneck, 29, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with harboring or aiding a felon, felony bail jumping and disorderly conduct was bound over and entered a plea of not guilty. A pretrial conference was set for Sept. 10 at 10 a.m.

According to the complaint, Vetterneck allegedly hid a stabbing suspect in a residence next door to his home in Lac du Flambeau May 29. She then was charged with felony bail jumping June 15 for disorderly conduct.

Tuesday, August 06, 2013 4:04 PM
 

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