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Man gets prison sentence

for selling morphine in 2011

A 23-year-old Lac du Flambeau man was sentenced to four years in the Wisconsin Prison System, including two years of initial confinement and two years of extended supervision, after being convicted of felony bail jumping for selling morphine in Vilas County Circuit Court last week.

Brian C. Wolfe, who was suspected of selling morphine Dec. 21, 2011, in Lac du Flambeau and committed battery Sept. 3, 2012, received credit for 361 days served.

Vilas Circuit Judge Neal A. Nielsen III said conditions of Wolfe’s extended supervision include continue alcohol and other drug abuse (AODA) as deemed appropriate by the agent, seek full-time education or employment, serve 200 hours of community service and pay a DNA surcharge. The judge said Wolfe is eligible for the challenge incarceration and substance abuse programs.

Wolfe also was sentenced to one year in the Vilas County Jail, with credit for 330 days served, after a charge of delivery of schedule I or II?narcotics was amended to intent to deliver a controlled substance. A charge of possession of narcotic drugs was dismissed.

According to court records, Wolfe also faces five counts of burglary to a building or dwelling and five counts of criminal damage to property. An arraignment hearing on those charges was scheduled for Monday of this week. It’s alleged Wolfe was involved in a string of burglaries in Lac du Flambeau Nov. 1, 2013.

In other felony cases, Douglas P. Dobson, 42, of Lexington, Mo., pleaded no contest and was found guilty to an amended charge of misdemeanor theft. The original charge was operating a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent. A charge of receiving stolen property was dismissed in the plea agreement.

Dobson’s sentence was withheld and he was placed on probation for 12 months. Conditions of his probation include pay restitution of $206 and DNA surcharge. Nielsen said he had no objection to early discharge of the probation after six months if the restitution is paid and Dobson have no further violations.

According to the complaint, Dobson was arrested after driving an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) westbound along Highway 70 West in Eagle River Nov. 16, 2013. 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.

Jason R. Barnier, 38, of St. Germain, charged with sixth-offense operating while intoxicated, pleaded not guilty and a pretrial conference was set for May 27 at 11 a.m. His $4,000 signature bond and $1,000 cash bond were continued.

According to the complaint, Barnier’s vehicle was stuck in a ditch along Lakeside Court at 9:24 p.m. April 9 in St. Germain. Barnier, who appeared intoxicated, told the arresting officer he had consumed a 12-pack of beer. His preliminary breath test was 0.250%.

Joseph R. Beson, 31, of Minocqua, convicted of substantial battery and placed on 12 months’ probation Jan. 13, was ordered to pay $3,064 in restitution. According to the complaint, Beson was involved in a fight with another man at The Flame Restaurant in Lac du Flambeau July 19, 2013. Witnesses said Beson punched the other man in the left eye area, which required stitches.

Jared B. Lussier, 21, of Lac du Flambeau, pleaded no contest and was found guilty of disorderly conduct for pulling a woman by the arm through a door March 24. A charge of felony bail jumping was dismissed as part of the plea agreement. Nielsen withheld sentence and placed Lussier on probation for 24 months to run concurrent with a misdemeanor conviction.

Conditions of Lussier’s probation include not to possess or consume intoxicants, no taverns, domestic abuse counseling, AODA?counseling as deemed necessary by the agent, serve 45 days in the Vilas County Jail and submit a DNA?sample. If Lussier has no more violations, he can be discharged from his probation in 12 months and if he is involved in no criminal activity in 24 months, he can request expungement of the charge.

Jedediah G. Maulson, 21, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with nine counts of burglary of a building or dwelling an one count of criminal damage to property, all party to a crime, pleaded not guilty and a pretrial conference was set for May 6 at 9:15 a.m. Nielsen modified Maulson’s bond to allow him to attend inpatient treatment on cash bond. He is to return to jail upon completion of the treatment.

According to the complaint, Maulson was allegedly involved in a string of burglaries between November and December 2013 in Lac du Flambeau.

Shylena N. Poupart, 22, of Lac du Flambeau, had a deferred prosecution agreement hearing adjourned to Aug. 21 at 9 a.m. in Lac du Flambeau. She pleaded guilty to a charge of manufacturing or deliver of a prescription drug March 19, 2012, and a 24-month Deferred Entry of Judgment (DEJ) was approved. But on June 27, 2012, she was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor.

William J. Wewasson Jr., 47, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with strangulation and suffocation, and misdemeanor battery, had a preliminary hearing set for May 1 at 10:45 a.m. His $2,000 signature bond and $500 cash bond was continued with the condition he no possess or consume intoxicants.

According to the complaint, Wewasson allegedly used both hands to strangle a woman, who said she lost consciousness during the incident April 4 in Lac du Flambeau. A witness said Wewasson also punched the woman in the face. According to the complaint, Wewasson had been drinking and his preliminary breath test was 0.258%.

Gladys M. Diver, 32, of Lac du Flambeau, pleaded no contest and was found guilty to a charge of possession with intent to deliver a schedule IV drug. A presentence investigation was ordered and sentencing was set for June 9 at 11 a.m. Eight other drug-related charged were dismissed but will be read in at sentencing. Her $10,000 cash bond was continued. She also pleaded no contest and was found guilty of delivery of schedule I or II narcotics related to a controlled purchase in Lac du Flambeau June 20, 2013. Another charge of delivery of schedule I or II narcotics was dismissed upon a state motion.

According to the complaint, Diver had been traveling to Wausau to purchase oxycodone and then returning to sell the drug in Lac du Flambeau for $50 a pill. A search warrant was executed at her residence at 2872 Highway D Jan. 22.

Richard F. Allen, 23, of Lac du Flambeau, had a sentence withheld and was placed on probation for three years after he was found guilty of burglary of a building or dwelling. Conditions of his probation include continue AODA?counseling, any treatment program deemed necessary by the agent, restitution to be determined, written apology to victim and DNA sample and surcharge. Allen can have early discharge from the probation if he has not further violations and all conditions are met when another probation discharges in July 2016.

According to the complaint, Allen broke into a home and took a 42-inch television April 14, 2011 in Lac du Flambeau. A charge of criminal damage to property was dismissed Feb. 14.

Geronimo M. Durant, 32, of Lac du Flambeau, was sentenced to six months in the Vilas County Jail after being convicted of possession of marijuana. He also was sentenced to 90 days in jail for possession of drug paraphernalia and six months in the county jail for possession of cocaine, with the later sentence to run concurrent. He received credit for 105 days served.

Durant also will have a plea hearing May 12 at 9:15 a.m. for charges of delivery of schedule I or IV narcotics, misdemeanor bail jumping, possession with intent to deliver narcotics and possession with intent to deliver cocaine from an incident Dec. 2, 2013.

Nicholas J. Young, 33, of Lac du Flambeau, pleaded no contest and was found guilty to third-offense operating while intoxicated and misdemeanor possession of marijuana. A charge of operating with a prohibited alcohol concentration was dismissed.

Young’s sentence was withheld on the OWI conviction and he was placed on probation for two years with the following conditions: fined $1,494, AODA assessment and follow through, driver’s license revoked for 27 months, ignition interlock device for 27 months, not to possess or consume intoxicants, no taverns and serve 25 days in the Vilas County Jail with work release privileges. He received credit for three days served and his jail time must commence in 30 days. He was fined $200 and must pay a DNA surcharge on the misdemeanor possession of marijuana conviction, along with two years’ probation to run concurrent.

According to the complaint, Young’s vehicle was parked in the middle of Chicog Street in Lac du Flambeau at 2:23 a.m. Oct. 27, 2013. His preliminary breath test was 0.164% and was in possession of three small bags of marijuana at the Vilas County Jail.

Mariah R.R. Thoms, 21, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with six counts of burglary of a building or dwelling, six counts of theft of moveable property and six counts of criminal damage to property, had a pretrial conference set for June 3 at 10:15 p.m. She also is charged with felony bail jumping for violating her curfew and another felony bail jumping charge for having a phone conservation with a suspect in the case. The burglary charges stem from her alleged involvement in a string of burglaries at residences in Lac du Flambeau from Oct. 13 to Nov. 27, 2013.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 9:40 AM
 

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