Waupaca County criminal sentencing Oct. 10
The following people were convicted of crimes in Waupaca County Circuit Court.
• Judge John Hoffmann sentenced David M. Hintz Jr., 19, Racine Youthful Offender Corrections Facility, to 2 1/2 years in prison and five years of extended supervision.
Hintz was convicted of burglary. Charges of theft and criminal damage to property were dismissed but read into the court record for sentencing purposes.
Hintz will serve his Waupaca County sentence concurrently with the two-year sentence he has been serving since December 2012 due to a burglary conviction in Monroe County.
• Judge Raymond Huber placed William J. Sanders, 31, Weyauwega, on two years probation and ordered him to serve 60 days in jail and pay $6,810 in restitution to the victim and $1,832 in court costs and attorney fees.
Sanders was convicted of substantial battery. A disorderly conduct charge was dismissed and read into the record.
Sanders’ Waupaca County sentence will be served consecutively to the 10 months in jail in Waushara County where he was convicted of a fourth drunken driving offense.
• Huber placed Clayton M. Lowney, 38, Manawa, on three years of probation, ordered him to spend six months in jail, revoked his license for 36 months, ordered him to install an ignition-interlock device and pay $2,749 in fines and court costs.
Lowney was convicted of a fifth drunken driving offense. A charge of operating after revocation was dismissed and read into the record.
• Huber sentenced Michael L. Hoier, 38, Dodge Correctional Institution, to one year in prison and one year of extended supervision. He also revoked Hoier’s license for 36 months and assessed h im $1,554 in fines and court costs.
Hoier was convicted of a sixth drunken driving offense. Citations for resisting an officer and failure to keep his vehicle under control were dismissed on a motion by the prosecutor.
In April 2009 in Outagamie County, Hoier was sentenced to 21 months in prison and three years of extended supervision for his fifth drunken driving offense.
• Hoffmann placed Jake D. Wohlrabe, 21, Waupaca, on 18 months of probation, stayed a 60-day sentence, and ordered that he pay $2,012 in restitution and $698 in court costs.
Wohlrabe was convicted of the misdemeanor charges of criminal damage to property and bail jumping. A felony charge of escape from criminal arrest was dismissed and read into the record.
Hoffmann said Wohlrabe’s record will be expunged if he successfully completes probation.
• Hoffmann placed Samuel J. Anderson, 20, Appleton, on one year of probation and ordered him to perform 20 hours of community service and write a letter of apology to Police Officer Ryan Denu.
Anderson was convicted of obstructing an officer. A charge of harboring a felon was dismissed and read into the record.
Hoffmann said Anderson’s record will be expunged if he successfully completes probation.
• Hoffmann placed Walter W. Tankersly IV, 18, Clintonville, on two years of probation and stayed a 120-day sentence.
Tankersley was convicted of misdemeanor theft as party to a crime for a June 1, 2012, incident. Another count of misdemeanor theft was dismissed and read into the record.
He was also convicted of misdemeanor theft, amended from the original charge of armed burglary, for a March 22, 2012, incident. Charges of criminal damage to property and theft were dismissed and read into the record.
Also dismissed and read into the record were three counts of theft for incidents on July 9, July 24 and Aug. 1, 2012, and a felony charge of sexual assault of a child for a March 1, 2012, incident.
• Judge Philip Kirk placed Brian L. Bathalon, 35, Oshkosh, on 18 months of probation, ordered him to spend five days in jail, assessed him $1,422 in fines and court costs, and revoked his license for one year.
Bathalon was convicted of a second drunken driving offense and of taking an abandoned vehicle without the owner’s consent. The second charge was reduced from a felony to a misdemeanor. The owner had left the keys in the car and the doors unlocked.
• Huber placed Ronald J. Brummer, 27, Plover, on three years of probation and ordered him to pay $2,391 in restitution and $505 in court costs.
Brummer was convicted of felony child abuse. A charge of substantial battery was dismissed on a motion by the prosecutor.
Huber also ordered Brummer to have no contact with the victim who was 2 months old when he was taken to the hospital with a broken leg that led to Brummer’s arrest.
• Hoffmann sentenced Kevin D. Moericke, 36, Bonduel, to six months in jail, revoked his license for 24 months, ordered him to install an ignition-interlock device on his vehicle for 24 months and assessed him $1,484 in fines and court costs.
Moericke was convicted of his sixth drunken driving offense in Waupaca County, where he was arrested on April 13.
He was convicted in Shawano County in September for his fifth drunken driving offense, operating while revoked and felony bail jumping. He is currently serving a six-month jail term there.
• Huber assessed Matthew S. Fermanich, 35, New London, $1,010 in fines and court costs.
Fermanich was convicted of two misdemeanor counts of disorderly conduct. A felony count of child abuse was dismissed and read into the record.
• Kirk stayed a sentence of 30 days in jail and placed Lori A. Jensen, 39, Waupaca, on one year of probation.
Jensen was convicted of a misdemeanor charge of battery, amended from a felony charge of child abuse. A disorderly conduct charge was dismissed and read into the record.
Kirk also ordered that Jensen have no contact with the 15-year-old girl she hit and pushed to the ground.
• Hoffmann sentenced Jordan T. Donahue, 27, Neillsville, to 60 days in jail and assessed him $260 in court costs.
Donahue was convicted in Waupaca County of felony bail jumping. A second bail jumping charge was dismissed and read into the record.
While a safekeeper inmate at Waupaca County Jail in April, Donahue called a woman that his Clark County bond prohibited him from contacting.
Donahue was sentenced to three years in prison in Wood County where he was convicted of possession of heroin with intent to deliver.
• Hoffmann sentenced Alex J. Smith, 18, currently residing at Milwaukee County Jail, to 30 days in jail and ordered him to pay $486 in court costs.
Smith was convicted of misdemeanor battery and disorderly conduct, amended from a felony charge of physical abuse of a child.
In Milwaukee County, Smith is awaiting sentencing after being convicted of first-degree sexual assault of a child under age 13.
• Huber placed Mason T. Pfefferle, 20, New London, on two years probation, stayed a 45-day sentence, and ordered him to pay $6,620 in restitution jointly with Jamie Schucknecht, 32, New London.
Pfefferle was convicted on three counts of misdemeanor theft. Two felony counts of burglary and two more counts of misdemeanor theft were dismissed and read into the record.
Pfefferle and Schucknecht were accused of stealing equipment from area farms and selling it to a scrap yard. Schucknecht’s case is still pending.
• Kirk placed Raelene M. Helminger-Floyd, 32, Manawa, on one year of probation and ordered her to pay $496 in court costs.
Helminger-Floyd was convicted of two counts of misdemeanor theft, amended from the original felony charges of forgery uttering.