Man who injured others
gets extended supervision
A 45-year-old Lac du Flambeau man who crashed the vehicle he was driving while intoxicated into a tree last June, injuring six people, was sentenced to five years in the Wisconsin Prison System in Vilas County Circuit Court last week.
Richard G. Allen, who was operating the vehicle, will serve the prison sentence on extended supervision, Vilas Circuit Judge Neal A. Nielsen III ruled. Nielsen also sentenced Allen to the county jail for one year.
Allen pleaded guilty to one count of intoxicated use of a vehicle causing great bodily harm, one count of first degree recklessly endangering safety, one count of recklessly endangering safety, and one count of causing injury operating while intoxicated. Nine other charges were dismissed, but read-in at sentencing.
Judge Nielsen said conditions of Allen’s extended supervision include: written apology to victims and families, no driving, not to possess or consume intoxicants, no taverns, complete follow-up care, $275 DNA surcharge, restitution to be determined in 60 days, fined $1,009, drivers license revoked for 12 months, and ignition interlock device for 12 months.
According to the complaint, Allen was driving a vehicle at more than 120 mph with four girls in the backseat when it crashed into several trees June 28, 2013, in Lac du Flambeau. Six people were injured in the crash, including three who were taken by helicopter to hospitals due to their severe injuries.
In other felony cases, Glenn A. Haase, 43, of Waukesha, charged with theft of moveable property and theft in a business setting, was bound over for arraignment after probable cause was found he had committed a crime. Arraignment was set for March 3 at 10 a.m. and his $10,000 signature bond was continued.
Karen E. Carlson, 40, of Conover, charged with theft of moveable property, was bound over for arraignment and pleaded not guilty. A pretrial conference was set for March 18 at 10:30 a.m.
According to the complaint, Haase and Carlson were allegedly involved in cashing checks totalling $20,518.51 from a life insurance policy, saying they were investing the money for one of the beneficiaries. Following an investigation, authorities said $5,518.51 was missing.
Cody E. LaCrosse-Guschl, 18, of Eagle River, pleaded no contest and was found guilty to a charge of misdemeanor theft. A felony charge of burglary of a building or dwelling was dismissed in the plea agreement.
Judge Nielsen withheld sentence and placed LaCrosse-Guschl on probation for one year with the following conditions: complete 100 hours of community service, restorative justice if the victim agrees, no contact with other suspect in the case, fined $316, $200 DNA surcharge, restitution of $150, and can petition for expungement if he successfully completes all conditions of probation.
According to the complaint, LaCrosse-Guschl was involved in the theft of alcoholic beverages from the Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Land O’ Lakes July 14, 2013.
Sonya V. Moore, 46, of Eagle River, charged with delivery of schedule I or II narcotics, had a pretrial conference set for Feb. 18 at 9:15 a.m. She allegedly sold seven Adderall tablets in a controlled purchase March 27, 2013, in Eagle River.
Austin H. Nelson, 20, of Minocqua, convicted of two counts of burglary of a building or dwelling, had his sentence withheld and was placed on probation for seven years, six months. Nelson was involved in a string of Lac du Flambeau burglaries between April 28, 2013 and May 16, 2013.
Conditions of Nelson’s probation include: restitution totalling $6,920.46 to the victims, alcohol and other drug abuse assessment and any treatment recommended, not to possess or consume intoxicants, no medication unless prescribed and in prescribed amounts, written apology to victims, assist the police to get back any stolen items, restorative justice if victims agree, full-time employment or education, can have early discharge after four years if all conditions are met and not more violations, DNA surcharge of $250 and sample, and pay $1,926 in costs for extradition. He received credit for 310 days served.
Nelson also received two years probation, to run concurrent, for a felony bail jumping conviction for missing a court date March 14, 2013.
Michael W. Lehmann, 39, of Rhinelander, pleaded guilty to a charge of seventh-offense operating while intoxicated and a presentence investigation was ordered. Sentencing was set for March 31 at 2 p.m. A charge of operating with a prohibited alcohol concentration was dismissed. Lehmann was arrested in the McDonald’s parking lot in Eagle River Nov. 2, 2012, with an blood alcohol level of .290%.
Raymond L. LaBarge Sr., 44, of Lac du Flambeau, who pleaded guilty to two counts of uttering a forgery and five counts of misdemeanor theft, had a deferred entry of judgement (DEJ) entered for 48 months on the uttering charges.
Judge Nielsen withheld sentence on the theft convictions and placed LaBarge on probation for three years, concurrent on all charges. Conditions of his probation include: pay restitution of $7,744.15 to be paid at a rate of one-third per year and not less than $200 per month; and serve 77 days in the county jail, with work release privileges, to commence April 1. According to the DEJ, LaBarge also must commit no crimes, complete 50 hours of community service, have no contact with the victims, get full-time employment or education, attend restorative justice if victims agree and pay restitution.
According to the complaint, LaBarge altered scale slips when selling metal at Scharf Automotive in the town of Lincoln in June and July 2011.
Michael Schuman, 24, of Lac du Flambeau, had a motion to revoke his DEJ adjourned to March 3 at 2 p.m. Judge Nielsen said Schuman must come current on his restitution payments or the court will rule on the motion to revoke his DEJ and sentence him.
Schuman pleaded no contest to two counts of uttering a forgery and four counts of misdemeanor theft July 23, 2012, for altering scale slips when selling metals at Scharf Automobile in June and July of 2011. A three-year DEJ was approved for the uttering a forgery charges.
Schuman was placed on probation for three years and was ordered to pay restitution of $4,846.06. According to the DEJ, he was to pay at least one-third of the restitution each year. As of Oct. 14, 2013, he had paid no restitution, but Nov. 14, 2013, he paid $500 to Scharf Automotive.
Marilyn J. Chapman, 25, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with conspiracy to commit possession with intent to deliver non-narcotics, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, pleaded not guilty and a pretrial conference was set for March 3 at 11:45 a.m. Her $5,000 cash bond was amended to a $5,000 signature bond with the condition she live with her father.
According to the complaint, a search warrant was executed at 530 Waswagon St. in Lac du Flambeau Jan. 27 and law enforcement officers allegedly found oxycodone, a smoking pipe, plastic baggies with traces of suspected marijuana and cigarette rolling papers. Chapman told officers she travels to Milwaukee to purchase oxycodone for $20 a tablet and sells the drug in Lac du Flambeau for $50 each.
Jonelle M. Allen, 22, of Lac du Flambeau, had a motion to revoke a DEJ adjourned to March 3 at 9:45 a.m. The DEJ was approved July 18, 2013, for a charge of second-degree recklessly endangering safety, but on Jan. 16, 2014, Allen was terminated from Zaagiibagaa Healing to Wellness Court.
Faye L. Martin, 35, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with delivery of schedule I, II or III non-narcotics June 26, 2103, was not present for a plea and sentencing hearing and a $1,000 cash bench warrant was issued. She allegedly sold three Vicodin for $22.50 in a controlled purchase between June 21 and June 24, 2013, in Lac du Flambeau.
Cherish M. Belland, 26, of Lac du Flambeau, had a charge of substantial battery amended to battery. She pleaded not guilty to the new charge, as well as disorderly conduct, and a pretrial conference was set for March 3 at 10 a.m.
According to the complaint, Belland allegedly fought with another man and woman at an Arbor Vitae residence Dec. 22, 2013. Witnesses said she was intoxicated and wanted to leave the residence, but they would not let her leave due to her condition. She became violent and allegedly hit them in the face.
Jeffrey J. Bauman Jr., 18, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with possession of a firearm on the grounds of a school and disorderly conduct, had a plea and sentencing hearing set for Feb. 24 at 2:30 p.m.
According to the complaint, officers responded to a weapons offense at the Lac du Flambeau Grade School about 5:46 p.m. Sept. 29, 2013. Bauman was allegedly in possession of a .30-.30 caliber rifle and entered the woodline southeast of the school near Clinic Lane Apartments. He was taken into custody on Thoroughfare Road about 6:03 p.m. He was in possession of 10 rounds of .30-.30 ammunition, but no bullets were in the chamber of the gun.
Barbara J. Maloney, 34, of Lac du Flambeau, pleaded no contest and was found guilty to a charge of conspiracy to commit prescription drugs-dealer/possess/manufacture. Her sentence was withheld and she was placed on probation for two years. Conditions of her probation include: alcohol and other drug assessment and any counseling and treatment recommended, not to possess or consume intoxicants, no prescriptions unless prescribed and in prescribed amounts, fined $631 and $250 DNA surcharge, DNA?sample, and serve 90 days in the county jail to commence April 6, with family care privileges.
According to the complaint, two people were stopped on the way to her home to purchase Percocet. Law enforcement officers executed a search warrant on their cell phone and confirmed the proposed drug deal Feb. 28, 2013 in Lac du Flambeau.
Gladys Diver, 33, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with possession with intent to deliver narcotics, three counts of possession with intent to deliver schedule IV drugs, two counts of possession with intent to deliver non-narcotics, one count of possession of cannabinoids, one count of felony bail jumping and one county of possession of drug paraphernalia, pleaded not guilty and a pretrial conference was set for March 4 at 1:15 p.m. A motion to modify her $10,000 cash bond was denied.
According to the complaint, officers executed a search warrant at 2877 County Highway D in Lac du Flambeau and found drugs at the home. Diver told officers she would travel to Wausau to purchase oxycodone for $40 per tablet and sell them in Lac du Flambeau for $50 per tablet.