Waupaca County criminal sentencing March 20
• Judge Philip Kirk sentenced Jeremiah J. Ogurek, 35, Bear Creek, to four years in state prison and four years of extended supervision. He also ordered Ogurek to pay $4,078 in fines and court costs.
Ogurek was convicted of a seventh offense of operating while intoxicated and of felony bail jumping.
Ogurek is currently serving a prison sentence of one year and eight months after being convicted in Outagamie County of his sixth OWI. Kirk ruled that Ogurek’s Waupaca County sentence be served concurrently with his Outagamie County sentence.
In a separate case, stemming from a Dec. 2013 incident, Ogurek was convicted of felon in possession of a firearm and felony bail jumping. Charges of felony and misdemeanor bail jumping, operating a firearm while intoxicated and carrying a concealed weapon were dismissed and read into the record for sentencing purposes.
Kirk sentenced Ogurek to four years in prison in the second case, to be served consecutively to the sentence from the drunken driving offense.
• Judge Raymond Huber placed Terry L. Werth, 45, Clintonville on three years of probation and ordered him to pay $14,931 in restitution and $2,163 in fines and court costs.
Werth was convicted of a felony charge of operating while intoxicated and causing injury.
On June 24, 2013, Werth crossed into the wrong lane and crashed into a vehicle with two children. The children were not injured, but the driver was taken to New London’s hospital for treatment.
• Huber stayed a 90-day jail sentence and placed Zachory L. Willis, 20, New London, on two years of probation. The judge also ordered Willis to pay $1,121 in restitution and court costs.
Willis was convicted of three counts of misdemeanor theft. Eight felony counts of check forgery were dismissed and read into the record for sentencing purposes.
• Huber imposed and stayed one year in jail and placed Eric W. Ewert, 27, Waupaca, on three years of probation. As conditions of his probation, Ewert must write letters of apology to his victims and pay $7,693 in restitution and court costs.
Ewert was convicted of a felony count of writing worthless checks. A charge of misdemeanor theft was dismissed and read into the record.
• Kirk dismissed charges of burglary and theft against Timothy R. Achterberg, 33, New London.
Assistant District Attorney James Fassbender made the motion to dismiss the charges. Because they were dismissed without prejudice, the charges may be reinstated at a later date.
• A jury found Kyle M. Overson, 39, Waupaca, guilty of disorderly conduct and misdemeanor bail jumping, and not guilty of felony battery and two more counts of bail jumping on Feb. 7.
On Feb. 14, at the request of District Attorney John Snider, Huber vacated the guilty judgments and read them into the court record.
Huber also ordered that Overson be extradited to Minnesota where he faces felony charges of assaulting an officer and making terroristic threats.
Overson was arrested on Sept. 25, after Waupaca police found a 60-year-old man with broken teeth, fractured ribs and contusions on his face. The victim said Overson had beaten him after he told Overson he was no longer welcome in his home.
Overson remained in custody following his arrest, first on a $350 cash bond, then on a $5,000 cash bond as a result of Minnesota seeking his extradition.
• Huber placed Gregory J. Ghent, 24, Marion, on three years of probation. He also ordered Ghent to perform 100 hours of community service and pay $6,053 in restitution.
Ghent was convicted of felony bail jumping from a January 2012 incident. Charges of theft and misdemeanor bail jumping were dismissed and read into the court record.
Also dismissed and read into the record were charges of burglary from a May 2012 incident and hit-and-run, operating after revocation, failure to install an ignition interlock and felony bail jumping from a March 3013 incident.
• Huber placed Jason P. Anderson, 29, Marinette, on one year of probation and ordered him to serve 50 hours of community service.
Anderson was convicted of misdemeanor battery, amended from a felony charge of substantial battery. A disorderly conduct charge was dismissed and read into the record.
• Judge Keith Steckbauer placed Terrie Bucholtz, 50, Amherst on one year of probation, prohibited him from writing checks and assessed him $739 in court costs.
Bucholtz was convicted of three counts of misdemeanor theft. Nine felony counts of forgery uttering were dismissed and read into the record.
• Huber ordered Leo J. Ashauer, 41, Marion, to pay $958 in fines, court costs and domestic abuse surcharges.
Ashauer was convicted of two counts of disorderly conduct. Felony charges of child abuse and battery were dismissed and read into the record.
• Steckbauer imposed and stayed a 120-day sentence and placed David S. Balthazor, 47, Weyauwega, on three years of probation. He also ordered Balthazor to pay $2,652 in restitution jointly with Jason G. Ratliff, who was sentenced for the same incident in December 2013, and $812 in court costs.
Balthazor was convicted of misdemeanor battery and resisting an officer. Charges of substantial battery, disorderly conduct and felon in possession of a firearm were dismissed and read into the record.
In June 2013, Ratliff and Balthazor confronted Ratliff’s neighbor.
According to the criminal complaint, Ratliff beat the man severely enough to send him to the hospital with a concussion, broken nose, orbital eye fracture, split lip and bruised ribs. Ratliff was sentenced to 90 days in jail, but 75 days were stayed.