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Land O’ Lakes man gets probation

for delivering marijuana in 2012

A 57-year-old Land O’ Lakes man pleaded no contest and was found guilty of manufacturing/delivery?of marijuana during a plea and sentencing hearing in Vilas County Circuit Court last week.

Audie B. Lapp had his sentence withheld and he was placed on probation for two years.

Vilas Circuit Judge Neal A. Nielsen III said the conditions of Lapp’s probation include: fined $1,000; pay a surcharge of $250; submit a DNA sample; complete any assessment?and?follow through for self abuse; and serve 30 days in the county jail with work release privileges. His jail time is to commence March 6. He received credit for one day served.

Two other charges of manufacturing/delivery of marijuana and one count of maintaining a drug trafficking place were dismissed upon a motion by Assistant District Attorney David Breedlove.

According to the complaint, Lapp sold marijuana in three controlled purchases in Land O’ Lakes May 9, 2012, May 16, 2012, and June 12, 2012. A search warrant was executed at his residence June 12, 2012, when he admitted to selling marijuana from his residence.

In other felony cases, James L. Peterson, 30, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with attempted first-degree intentional homicide/use of a dangerous weapon and operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, second offense, had a jury trial set for March 5 at 8:30 a.m.

According to the complaint, Peterson was at a party at 14205 Longs Point Lane and allegedly began fighting with Corey H. Wayman of Lac du Flambeau 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 and Peace Pipe roads. Officers said he was covered with blood on his hands and face, and arrested him. His preliminary breath test was 0.088%.

Thomas J. Wilde, 55, of Lac du Flambeau, pleaded no contest and was found guilty of escape and manufacturing/delivery of marijuana in a plea agreement. Charges of possession with intent to deliver marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia were dismissed in the plea deal.

Wilde’s sentence was withheld and he was placed on probation for four years with the following conditions; follow through and treatment for alcohol and other drug abuse deemed appropriate by the agent; corrective thinking program; serve 100 hours of community service; and serve 10 months in the county jail with work release and family-care privileges. His jail time must commence March 8 and he received credit for 82 days served.

Law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at 1895 Highway D in Lac du Flambeau Sept. 9, 2012. Officers located an indoor marijuana grow in a pull-behind trailer near the residence, a marijuana grow inside the woodline on the property, a marijuana grow in the basement, along marijuana pipes, heat lamps and growing lights. During the arrest, Wilde was transported to Howard Young Medial Center in Woodruff for a suspected heart problem, but he escaped from the hospital with an IV still in his arm. He was later arrested.

Cindy M. Burt, 45, of Eagle River, charged with physical abuse of a child/­intentionally causing bodily harm, misdemeanor battery and disorderly conduct, all as a repeater, had a plea and sentencing hearing set for Jan. 31 at 10:30 a.m.

According to the complaint, Burt allegedly punched?a?15-year-old girl during an altercation in Burt’s residence July 15, 2012.

Joshua A. Gurneau, 20, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with substantial battery and disorderly conduct, both as a repeater, four counts of felony bail jumping and criminal trespass, had a plea and sentencing hearing set for Feb. 7 at 3 p.m. Gurneau also faces two new felony bail jumping charges and a charge of disorderly conduct. A pretrial conference for those charges is set for Jan. 28 at 2:30 p.m.

According to the complaint, Gurneau allegedly struck a man six or seven times in the face during incident May 25, 2013, at a residence in Lac du Flambeau. On June 11, 2013, he was arrested for consuming intoxicants and criminal trespass, and then on July 6, 2013, he again was arrested for consuming intoxicants. A condition of his $2,500 cash bond is to no consume or possess intoxicants.

Ryan D. Turney, 20, of Lac du Flambeau, was sentenced to two years in the Wisconsin Prison system after being convicted of battery of a peace officer and resisting an officer, substantial bodily harm/soft tissue injury, both as repeaters. A charge of resisting an officer was dismissed.

In addition to the two-year prison sentence, to run concurrent with the sentence he is currently serving at Fox Lake Correctional Facility, Turney will serve three years of extended supervision. Conditions of his extended supervision include undergo mental health assessment and follow through; take medications as prescribed; any other counseling deemed appropriate by the agent; and $40 restitution to the Vilas County Sheriff’s Department. He received credit for 36 days served in jail.

According to the complaint, Turney ran from law enforcement officers during an arrest attempt April 26, 2013, in Lac du Flambeau and he punched an officer. The officer also sustained a fractured finger during the incident.

Robert J. Sero Jr., 19, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with manufacturing/delivery of marijuana, had a plea and sentencing hearing adjourn­ed to Feb. 17 at 1:30 p.m. According to the complaint, Sero allegedly sold 2 grams of marijuana for $50 in a controlled purchase May 9, 2013, in Lac du Flambeau.

Gladys M. Diver, 32, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with two counts of delivery of scheduled I or II narcotics, party to a crime, had a jury trial set for March 5 at 8:30 a.m. According to the complaint, Diver allegedly sold two oxycodone pills for $80 during a controlled purchase June 20, 2013, in Lac du Flambeau.

Sylana Mendez, 39, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with two counts of possession with intent to deliver marijuana, two counts of maintaining a drug trafficking place, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, had a plea and sentencing hearing set for Jan. 23 at 9:45 a.m.

According to the complaint, a search warrant was executed at her residence in Lac du Flambeau May 3, and law enforcement officers allegedly found three packages of marijuana, baggies and a digital scale in the home, and marijuana in her vehicle. Officers suspect she was selling marijuana between January and April 2013.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 11:44 AM
 

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