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Man gets five years’ probation, 

$3,000 fine for 7th-offense OWI

A 47-year-old Lac du Flambeau man, who was found guilty of a seventh-offense operating while intoxicated and operating a motor vehicle while revoked by a Vilas County jury Aug. 7 had a prison sentence stayed and he was placed on probation for five years in Vilas County Circuit Court last week.

Walter C. Pappas was sentenced to eight years in the Wisconsin Prison System, including four years confinement and four years of extended supervision, but the sentence was stayed. A?condition of his probation includes a $3,000 fine.

Vilas Circuit Judge Neal A. Nielsen III said conditions of Pappas’ probation include: serve 12 months in jail with four months without work release privileges and eight months with work release privileges (he can receive credit for up to 45 days of inpatient treatment), not to possess or consume intoxicants, no taverns, continued after care as deemed necessary by the agent, full-time employment, fined $3,000, driver’s license revoked for three years and ignition interlock device for three years. He received credit for 353 days already served.

On the operating while revoked conviction, Pappas’ sentence was withheld and he was placed on probation for one year to run concurrent with his previous probation. A felony bail jumping charge for consuming intoxicants Dec. 12, 2012, in Lac du Flambeau, was dismissed upon a motion of District Attorney Albert Moustakis.

According to the complaint, Pappas, who was intoxicated, threatened a woman with an ax Oct. 6, 2012, in Lac du Flambeau. Law enforcement officers were able to prove that Pappas had driven his vehicle while intoxicated prior to his arrest.

In other felony cases, Douglas Paul Dobson, 41, of Lexington, Mo., charged with operating a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent and receiving stolen property of less than $2,500, pleaded not guilty after probable cause was found he had committed a crime. A pretrial conference was set for Dec. 10 at 11:45 a.m.

According to the complaint, Dobson was arrested after driving an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) westbound along Highway 70 in Eagle River Nov. 16. Dobson told law enforcement officers he was enroute to Ohio following his father’s funeral in Michigan. He claimed the ATV was his father’s machine, but officers learned the ATV was stolen in Michigan.

Darcy L. Jacobson, 25, of Wabeno, pleaded no contest and was found guilty of attempting to flee or elude a traffic officer. Charges of operating a motor vehicle while revoked and misdemeanor bail jumping were dismissed in the plea agreement.

Jacobson was sentenced to the Wisconsin Prison System for three years, including 18 months of confinement and 18 months of extended supervision. That sentence was stayed and she was placed on probation for 36 months. Conditions of her probation include: complete inpatient treatment successfully, continued treatment, mental health counseling, not to possess or consume intoxicants, and no prescriptions unless prescribed and in prescribed amounts.

Jacobson also pleaded guilty to an amended charge of possession of a controlled substance and misdemeanor bail jumping without a repeater enhancer. Her sentence was withheld and she was placed on probation for two years to run concurrent with the previous probation.

According to the complaint, Jacobson was driving her vehicle at 6:16 p.m. July 11 without a front registration plate and a revoked license. She was allegedly driving 70 mph in a 25 mph zone when she was being pursued by a law enforcement officer.

Dexter R. Warren, 43, of Milwaukee, who was placed on probation for one year Dec. 21, 2012, after being convicted of battery by prisoners, was sentenced to six years in the Wisconsin Prison System — including three years of initial confinement and three years of extended supervision — after being convicted of possession with intent to deliver cocaine. His sentence was stayed and he was placed on probation for three years.

Conditions of Warren’s probation include: serve four months in the Milwaukee County Jail if arrangements can be made and it can be served with work release privileges, not to possess or consume intoxicants, no prescriptions unless prescribed and in prescribed amounts, mental health treatment, successful completion of Day Reporting Center, provide a DNA sample but not surcharge ordered, alcohol and other drug abuse assessment (AODA) and any counseling deeded necessary by the agent and follow through. He received credit for 80 days served in jail.

According to the complaint, a search warrant was executed at 1:55 a.m. Jan. 5 at 375 Tomahawk Circle in Lac du Flambeau after Warren had sold crack cocaine in a controlled purchase Jan. 4.

Steven B. Schebella, 46, of Eagle River, charged with operating a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent and obstructing an officer, was bound over for arraignment after probable cause was found he had committed a crime. A pretrial conference was set for Feb. 18 at 9 a.m. and a jury trial was scheduled for Feb. 21 at 8:30 a.m.

According to the complaint, Schebella allegedly took a 2005 Chevrolet owned by another person and was involved in an accident with the vehicle on Highway 45/70 in Eagle River Aug. 29.

Austin H. Nelson, 19, of Minocqua, pleaded no contest and was found guilty of two counts of burglary of a building or dwelling. A?presentence investigation was ordered and sentencing was set for Feb. 5 at 9 a.m. Two other charges of burglary of a building or dwelling and four counts of misdemeanor theft were dismissed, but will be read-in at sentencing for restitution.

According to the complaint, Nelson was involved in a string of burglaries at several Lac du Flambeau residences between April and May 2012.

Leon F. Chapman Jr., 40, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with two counts of second-degree sexual assault, two counts of battery causing bodily harm, false imprisonment and mayhem, pleaded not guilty and a pretrial conference was set for Jan. 7 at 9:15 a.m. His $50,000 cash bond was continued.

According to the complaint, Chapman allegedly struck a 56-year-old woman with closed fists an unspecified number of times and kicked her in the torso and stomach area about 10 times at a residence in Lac du Flambeau Oct. 31. The next day she was transported to Howard Young Medical Center in Woodruff and later transferred to St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield where she underwent surgery for several injuries.

Tyrae M. Gibson, 29, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with harboring or aiding a felon, pleaded not guilty and a pretrial conference was scheduled for Jan. 14 at 10:45 a.m.

According to the complaint, Gibson was in a vehicle driven by Jeffrey J. Bauman Jr., 18, of Lac du Flambeau, who left St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield on his own and was transported to Lac du Flambeau Oct. 29 by two other people. The vehicle Bauman was driving crashed into a tree after Bauman jumped out the driver’s door. Gibson, who almost fell out of the vehicle, according to a pursuing traffic officer, was not hurt in the incident.

Bertha A. King, 52, of Lac du Flambeau, pleaded no contest and a deferred entry of judgement was entered on a charge of delivery of schedule I, II or III non-narcotics. King must commit no crimes for one year and complete the conditions of her one-year probation.

King also pleaded no contest and was found guilty of possession of a controlled substance. She was sentenced to 30 days in the county jail, which was stayed, and she was placed on probation for one year. Conditions of her probation include: fined $390, complete 50 hours of community service, AODA assessment and any counseling deeded necessary by the agent, and possess no prescribed medications unless prescribed to her.

According to the complaint, King sold two 10-milligram hydrocodone pills for $20 to a confidential informant at her Lac du Flambeau residence June 22 and 23.

Gerald T. Meshigaud, 31, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with strangulation and suffocation, and misdemeanor battery, had a preliminary hearing set for Dec. 20 at 11 a.m.

According to the complaint, Meshigaud was arguing with a woman over a debit card transaction and the argument escalated Nov. 10 in Lac du Flambeau. He allegedly pinned her to the floor and struck her five  times in the face and then allegedly choked her two times.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 11:08 AM
 

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