Recent convictions, sentencings and dismissals from Waupaca County felony cases.
• Judge Raymond Huber placed Brianna R. Vandyke, 20, Waupaca, on three years of probation. Her conditions of probation include six months in jail with all but two days stayed, no contact with Christopher Dominick and no alcohol or illegal substance. She was assessed $2,072 in fines and court costs.
Vandyke was convicted of four counts of felony bail jumping. Thirteen counts of bail jumping, felon in possession of a firearm as party to a crime and possession of drug paraphernalia were dismissed but read into the court record for sentencing.
On a motion by the prosecutor, charges of making terrorist threats and threatening an officer as party to a crime were dismissed.
Huber also denied a request to expunge her record. If her probation is revoked and she is incarcerated, Vandyke will receive 253 days credit for the time she spent in jail on a $25,000 cash bond.
On April 14, 2017, Vandyke was charged with felon in possession of a firearm as party to a crime, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
She had been arrested on April 12, 2017, after Waupaca police found an AR-15 rifle and a loaded ammo clip on the floor in a car that Christopher L. Dominick, 31, Stevens Point, was driving and that she was a passenger.
Dominick remained in custody on a $25,000 cash bond, while Vandyke was released on a $2,500 signature bond with the condition that she have no contact with Dominick.
While in jail, Dominick made a reported 533 phone calls to Vandyke between May 29 and Aug. 2, 2017.
In one of the monitored calls, Dominick allegedly threatened to drive a truck loaded with racing fuel and fertilizer into the Waupaca County courthouse like the Oklahoma City bombing.
In statements profusely laced with profanity, Dominick told Vandyke his plans to harm law enforcement, the criminal complaint says.
He also allegedly said he would “kill somebody soon.”
Both Dominick and Vandyke were charged with making terrorist threats, threatening officers and multiple counts of bail jumping on Aug. 30, 2017, and held on $25,000 cash bonds.
On April 17, a jury convicted Dominick of his original charges of felon in possession of a firearm, carrying a concealed knife, obstructing an officer and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is scheduled for sentencing on July 31.
His second case is also scheduled on July 31 for a status conference.
• Judge Troy Nielsen sentenced Kevin D. Moericke, 40, Clintonville, to three years in prison and three years of extended supervision.
Moericke was convicted of a seventh drunken driving offense.
Nielsen also ordered that Moericke pay $1,003 in fines and court costs and revoked his license for 36 months.
• Huber sentenced Bradley J. Frank, 38, Clintonville, to three years in prison and five years of extended supervision. The judge also ordered Frank to pay $1,654 in court costs.
In two separate cases, Frank was convicted of felony strangulation as an act of domestic abuse, second-degree reckless endangerment with a weapon and felony bail jumping.
Charges of operating a firearm while intoxicated, misdemeanor battery and disorderly conduct were dismissed but read into the record.
• Nielsen sentenced Michael V. Manns, 41, Redgranite Correctional Institution, to 3 1/2 years in prison and four years of extended supervision.
Manns was convicted of burglary. Another count of burglary and two counts of criminal damage to property were dismissed but read into the record.
Manns is already serving a four-year prison sentence for burglary convictions in Fond du Lac and Outagamie counties.
• Huber revoked the probation of Jonathan Cardosa, 25, Clintonville, and sentenced him to two years in prison.
On Jan. 9, 2017, Cardoso was convicted of third-degree sexual assault and placed on three years of probation with 120 days in jail.
On May 21, the same day his probation was revoked, Cardoso was convicted of a second charge of third-degree sexual assault and placed on three years probation to be served after his prison time.
Huber also ordered Cardoso to register as a sex offender for 15 years.
• Judge Vicki Clussman imposed and stayed 18 months in prison, then placed Daniel O. Stuebs, 33, Waupaca, on three years of probation.
Stuebs was convicted of possession of narcotics, possession of cocaine with intent to deliver and possession of marijuana.
Charges of maintaining a drug trafficking place, illegal possession of prescription drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia were dismissed but read into the record.
As conditions of Stuebs’ probation, Clussman stayed a six-month term in jail to be used at his agent’s discretion and ordered him to get a job, not associate with drug dealers or users, maintain absolute sobriety and obtain counseling. The judge also ordered him to pay $2,101.
In a second case, Stuebs was convicted of possession of cocaine and felony bail jumping.
Clussman ordered the same conditions of probation. She also gave him 195 days credit for the time he spent in jail on a $25,000 cash bond after his arrest in October 2017.
• Clussman placed Justin R. Bleck, 32, Fremont, on two years of probation and ordered him not to associate with drug users and dealers.
Bleck was convicted of possession of methamphetamine. Fourteen other felony and misdemeanor counts, including bail jumping and possession of narcotics, were dismissed but read into the record.
Bleck is currently serving two years in prison following two burglary convictions in Winnebago County.
• Clussman sentenced April S. Guantes, 25, Milwaukee to a total of 180 days in jail after revoking her probation.
On Oct. 16, 2017, Guantes was placed on one year of probation after she was convicted of disorderly conduct, illegal possession of prescription drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia.
On Feb. 21, 2018, Guantes failed to appear in court for a child support case and a warrant was issued for her arrest.
• Clussman placed Jeffrey Lee Saari, 22, Waupaca, on three years of probation and stayed a six-month term in jail to be used at his probation agent’s discretion.
Saari was convicted of felony possession of methamphetamine. Charges of possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and bail jumping were dismissed but read into the record.
Saari was also given 65 days credit if probation is revoked for the time he spent in jail on a $4,000 cash bond.
• Huber placed Brett J. Laux, 28, Appleton, on three years of probation and assessed him $2,103 in fines, court costs and attorney’s fees.
Laux was convicted of possession of methamphetamine and felony bail jumping. Charges of misdemeanor theft and possession of drub paraphernalia were dismissed but read into the record.
In a second case, Huber sentenced Laux to 30 days in jail and ordered him to pay $2,968.
He was convicted of felon in possession of a firearm and failure to attach a tag to a deer carcass.
Laux is currently residing in Dodge Correctional Institution because his probation for a Calumet County burglary was revoked.
• Nielsen imposed and stayed 18 months in prison, then placed Cody B. Harris, 29, Weyauwega, on three years of probation.
Harris was convicted of felony theft and a charge of burglary was dismissed but read into the record.
As conditions of Harris’ probation, Nielsen sentenced him to 120 days in jail, then stayed 90 days, and ordered him to pay $3,278 in restitution and court costs.
• Clussman placed Paul A. Mortenson, 48, Marion, on 24 months of probation and ordered him to spend 45 days in jail, install an ignition interlock device in his car and pay $2,924 in fines and court costs. The judge also revoked Mortenson’s license for 27 months.
Mortenson was convicted of a third OWI, resisting an officer and operating after revocation.
Charges of threatening an officer, substantial battery, second-degree reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct were dismissed but read into the record.
• Nielsen placed James G. Alexander, 33, New London, on three years of probation and assessed him $518.
Alexander was convicted of causing mental harm to a child, amended from the original charge of possession of child pornography.