Adam M. Durrant, 25, Hancock, is charged in Waupaca County Circuit Court with identity theft, disorderly conduct and obstructing an officer.
On the evening of Saturday, July 19, Reserve Deputy J. Malueg was on foot patrol at the Wolf River Campground when he saw a man urinating on the lawn facing County Trunk X near the parking lot.
According to the criminal complaint, when Malueg asked the man why he was urinating in public where families were driving by, the man said, “I wasn’t in public. I was behind a tree.”
Malueg asked to see the man’s ID. He said he did not have any with him and verbally identified himself as “Cody Johnson.”
Malueg cited “Johnson” for disorderly conduct.
A week later, the real Cody Johnson called the sheriff’s office and said his friend, Adam Durrant, used his name to get out of a ticket. Malueg then met with Johnson, who confirmed who he was. Johnson also provided Durrant’s full name, address and phone number.
Identity theft to avoid civil or criminal penalties is a Class H felony punishable by up to six years in prison. The disorderly conduct citation is an ordinance violation that results in a $263 fine.