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Woman gets 24 months’ probation,

jail time following plea agreement

A 25-year-old Lac du Flambeau woman who faced multiple charges in three separate cases including felony substantial battery, pleaded no contest and was found guilty of two counts of misdemeanor bail jumping and one count of domestic abuse in a plea agreement in Vilas County Circuit Court last week.

Emma D. Beighley had her sentence withheld and she was placed on probation for 24 months on a misdemeanor bail jumping conviction. Substitute Judge James B. Mohr also withheld sentence on a domestic abuse conviction and placed Beighley on probation for 24 months to run concurrent with the first count. A battery charge from the May 9 incident was dismissed.

Conditions of Beighley’s probation include: no consumption of intoxicants; no taverns except for work; any counseling deemed appropriate by the agent; and alcohol and other drug abuse assessment and any follow through recommended. Judge Mohr said Beighley must serve 20 days in the county jail for the first violation and 40 days in the county jail on the second violation.

Beighley also was sentenced to 45 days in a county jail on a misdemeanor bail jumping charge of Aug. 22 when she consumed intoxicants. That sentence will run consecutive to the other jail sentence. Two felony bail jumping charges were dismissed in that case.

Beighley’s original charg­es of April 12, substantial battery and disorderly conduct, both as repeaters, were dismissed on a prosecutor’s mo­tion.

In other felonies, Brandon Vetterneck, 37, charged with delivery of schedule I or II narcotics, possession with intent to deliver narcotics, possession of drug paraphernalia and criminal damage to property, pleaded not guilty and a pretrial conference was set for Oct. 1 at 2:15 p.m. All charges were filed as re­peaters.

During a preliminary hearing last week, Vetterneck’s cash bond was reduced from $5,000 to $2,500 and he was allowed inpatient treatment under the cash bond.

According to the complaint, Vetterneck was ar­rested at the Lake of the Torches Casino in Lac du Flambeau Aug. 4 for a valid warrant. During the arrest, officers allegedly located a pill bottle that he dropped to the floor. It had 16 oxycodone pills and nine Xanax pills, though he had no prescriptions for the medications. A surveillance camera at the casino allegedly had evidence of Vetterneck selling pills at the bussing entrance and a woman admitted to buying pills from Vetterneck.

Mathew J. Plewa, 19, of Minocqua, charged with six counts of burglary of a building or dwelling and six counts of theft of moveable property, now faces a new charge of felony bail jumping. According to the complaint, he was in possession of a prescription drug Aug. 13 and he had no valid prescription. He will enter his pleas to all charges Nov. 11 at 9 a.m.

John A. Holton, 42, of Odanah, charged with at­tempting to flee or elude a traffic officer, operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, fourth offense, and operating a motor vehicle while revoked, had a plea and sentencing hearing set for Sept. 17 and a jury trial set for Sept. 18 at 8:30 a.m. According to the complaint, Holton allegedly caused hit-and-run property damage at the Brandy Lake Park BP gas station June 22.

During a traffic stop following the accident, Holton allegedly took off from law enforcement officers at a high rate of speed, eventually being stopped on Stearns Lake Road. Officers said Holton appeared to be highly intoxicated.

Gladys M. Diver, 33, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with two counts of manufac­ture/delivery of schedule I or II narcotics, pleaded not guilty and a pretrial conference was set for Oct. 1 at 2 p.m. Her $1,000 signature bond was continued.  According to the complaint, Diver allegedly sold two oxycodone pills for $80 in a controlled purchase June 20 in Lac du Flambeau.

Robert J. Sero Jr., 29, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with manufacture/delivery of marijuana, pleaded not guilty and a pretrial conference was set for Oct. 1 at 1:45 p.m. According to the complaint, Sero allegedly sold two grams of marijuana for $50 during a controlled purchase May 9 in Lac du Flambeau.

James R. Wewasson, 45, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with substantial battery, domestic abuse, had a jury trial set for Oct. 10 at 8:30 a.m. His $1,000 signature bond was continued. During a status hearing last week, Wewasson told the court that he no longer wanted Attorney Thomas Roley to represent him.

According to the complaint, Wewasson allegedly struck a woman in the face, breaking her nose, during an incident Nov. 17, 2012, in Lac du Flambeau. The woman told investigating officers that she had kicked Wewasson in the groin during an argument.

James D. Balocca, 44, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, fourth offense in five years, disorderly conduct and two counts of misdemeanor bail jumping, had a preliminary hearing scheduled for Monday. During an adjourned initial appearance last week, Balocca’s $10,000 cash bond was modified to an $8,000 cash bond with the following conditions:?no driving, not to possess or consume intoxicants and no taverns.?He told the court he has applied for representation through the state public defender’s office.

According to the complaint, a vehicle driven by Balocca rolled over and struck a pole near 2199 County Highway D South in Lac du Flambeau at 10:28 p.m. Aug. 31. Balocca told officers he was driving home from work in Medford when he had the accident.

Rosalind K. Mann, 21, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with physical abuse of child, intentionally causing bodily harm and disorderly conduct, had a plea hearing set for Oct. 7 at 8:45 a.m. According to the complaint, Mann was picking up a child at a babysitter’s house at 6:50 a.m. Sept. 9, 2012. The babysitter told officers she refused to turn the child over to Mann because she was ap­parently intoxicated and the babysitter feared for the child’s safety. Mann allegedly attempted to attack the woman and the woman’s 17-year-old child stepped in between the two adults and allegedly was hit with a closed fist by Mann. The teen allegedly struck back, hitting Mann in the left side of the head.

Theodore E. Vetterneck, 42, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with delivery of schedule I?or II narcotics and possession of narcotic drugs, pleaded not guilty and a pretrial conference was set for Oct. 15 at 11 a.m. According to the complaint, Vetterneck allegedly sold four oxycodone pills for $20 a pill during a controlled purchase June 26 in Lac du Flambeau.

Ronald P. Peterson III, 22, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with two counts of felony bail jumping, operating without a license, second offense in three years, and possession of synthetic cannabinoid, pleaded not guilty and a pretrial conference was set for Oct. 1 at 1:45 p.m.

According to the complaint, law enforcement re­ceived an anonymous call that Peterson was operating a motor vehicle without a driver’s license on Highway 70 in Lac du Flambeau Aug. 18. During the traffic stop, officers learned Peterson did not have a driver’s license and they located what appeared to be synthetic marijuana on the passenger side floor of the vehicle.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 3:37 PM
 

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