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Lac du Flambeau man bound over

for allegedly sexually assaulting child

A 60-year-old Lac du Flambeau man, charged with first-degree sexual assault of a child under age 13 and attempted first-degree sexual assault of a child under age 13, was bound over for arraignment  in Vilas County Circuit Court last week after probable cause was found he had committed a crime.

Edward J. Peterson will return to the courtroom for his arraignment hearing June 16 at 10 a.m. Vilas Circuit Judge Neal A. Nielsen III?said Peterson’s $10,000 cash bond was continued.

According to the complaint, a 10-year-old girl was asked to go to Peterson’s  house in Lac du Flambeau to get butter after school April 6. She later told investigators that she was inappropriately touched by Peterson.

In other felony cases, Julian J. LaBarge, 22, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with two counts of felony bail jumping, disorderly conduct and obstructing an officer, all as a repeater, pleaded not guilty and a pretrial conference was set for June 3 at 9:15 a.m.

A request to reduce his $500 cash bond to $300 cash bond was granted with the condition that he not possess or consume intoxicants. He originally had a $5,000 cash bond May 9 and that was modified to a $500 cash bond May 13.

According to the complaint, LaBarge was apparently yelling outside a Lac du Flambeau apartment about 6:45 p.m. May 8 and was placed under arrest for disorderly conduct. He allegedly then tried to get out of handcuffs and attempted to headbutt a police officer.

The repeater enhancer on the charges stems from being convicted of battery and misdemeanor bail jumping in Vilas County in 2003, criminal trespass to a dwelling in Vilas County in 2009 and disorderly conduct in Polk County in 2010. All were misdemeanors. The repeater en­hancer means if LaBarge is convicted of any of the new charges, the judge could in­crease a prison sentence by not more than two years for a misdemeanor and not more than four years for a felony.

Jerome C. Big John, 18, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with substantial battery, physical abuse of a child and disorderly conduct, pleaded not guilty and a pretrial conference was set for July 8 at 10:15 a.m. His $2,000 signature bond was continued.

According to the complaint, Big John allegedly repeatedly punched another boy’s arm on a Lac du Flambeau school bus Feb. 6. The boy said he then hit Big John in the back of the head and Big John allegedly then punched the boy in the face, knocking him unconscious for about one minute.

Jacob A. Jackson, 23, of Lac du Flambeau, pleaded no contest to a charge of manufacturing/delivery of a prescription drug and a deferred entry of judgment (DEJ) was approved May 24, 2012. He was supposed to be in court last week for a motion hearing to revoke his DEJ but the hearing was ad­journed to June 16 at 2:30 p.m.

Conditions of Jackson’s 24-month DEJ included: com­mit no crimes, alcohol and other drug abuse assessment within 30 days, 100 hours of community service, no alcohol or taverns, no contact with Shylena Poupart, full-time employment or school and not to possess prescription medications unless prescribed.

The motion to revoke Jackson’s DEJ is because he has not complied with the terms of the agreement. 

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 12:45 PM

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