Waupaca County sentencing
Waupaca County Judge Philip Kirk dismissed a felony charge of operating a vehicle without the owner’s consent against Patrick G. Lind, 21, formerly of Waupaca. The charge was dismissed at the prosecution’s request.
Lind was sentenced to three years in prison in Marathon County, where he was convicted of operating a vehicle without the owner’s consent, along with two counts of misdemeanor theft.
Lind’s relationship with the criminal justice system as an adult began in November 2006 when he was charged with taking a vehicle in Waupaca County and for the same crime in Marathon County.
In March 2007, Waupaca County Judge Raymond Huber placed Lind on one year of probation with the condition that he serve 15 hours of community service. Marathon County dismissed its charge against Lind due to lack of jurisdiction.
In July 2007, Lind was convicted of three counts of fourth-degree sexual assault in Marathon County. He was placed on 2 1/2 years of probation. In July 2008, his probation was revoked and Lind was ordered to serve nine months in jail.
In Marathon County in December 2007, Lind entered into a deferred prosecution agreement with the district attorney’s office on a felony charge of taking a vehicle without consent. He was convicted of theft and criminal damage to property and placed on two years of probation. His misdemeanor probation and felony deferred prosecution agreement were revoked in April 2008. He was sentenced to nine months in jail on the misdemeanors and placed on three years of probation for the felony. In March 2009, Lind’s probation on the vehicle theft conviction was revoked and he was sentenced to one year and five months of prison with 161 days credit for time served.
In June 2010 in Waupaca County, Lind was charged with two counts of theft and fined $330 in July.
?A felony charge of taking a vehicle without consent was dismissed against Taylor B. Cross, 17, New London.
?Waupaca County Judge John Hoffmann placed Christopher J. Sowle, 39, Iola, on three years of probation, ordered him to spend 12 months in jail, assessed him $4,123 and prohibited him from operating a vehicle while on probation. Sowle was convicted of a fifth drunken driving offense.
Sowle was charged with felony OWI in February 2009. Over the next 15 months, the district attorney’s office would file eight more criminal cases against him. Between June 2009 and May 2010, Sowle was charged with five counts of disorderly conduct, two counts of operating a vehicle after revocation, one count of criminal trespass and eight counts of felony bail jumping.
As part of a plea bargain, all of the charges except the felony drunken driving were dismissed and read into the court record. Hoffmann also ordered that Sowle’s $500 cash bail be returned.
?Judge Huber assessed $486 in fines and court costs against Bryce C. Ziemer, 17, New London. Ziemer entered a plea of no contest to an ordinance violation of theft after the charge was amended from a misdemeanor.
?Judge Kirk placed Erica R. Kasuboski, 26, Manawa, on two years of probation and ordered her to pay $268 in fines and court costs. Kasuboski was convicted of felony possession of narcotics.
?Judge Hoffmann ordered Weston J. Koehler, 18, New London, to pay $330 in fines and court costs. Koehler was convicted of disorderly conduct. A felony bail jumping charge was dismissed.
?Judge Hoffmann assessed Bryan R. Fleck, 34, Fremont, $939 in fines, court costs and restitution. Fleck was convicted of disorderly conduct and resisting an officer. A felony charge of second-degree reckless endangerment was dismissed but read into the court record.
?Judge Huber placed Jared W. Mande, 19, Scandinavia, on two years of probation and ordered him to serve 40 days in jail, perform 80 hours of community service and write letters of apology to his victims. Mande was convicted of three counts of misdemeanor battery. The charges to which he pleaded had been amended from felony child abuse.
?Judge Huber assessed Michael J. Romprey, 47, New London, $330 in fines and court costs after convicting him of disorderly conduct. Charges of battery and child abuse were dismissed but read into the court record.
?Judge Kirk placed Dustin A. Stelse, 19, formerly of New London, on one year of probation and ordered him to pay $1,444 in fines, court costs and restitution. Stelse was convicted of theft and criminal damage to property. A burglary charge was dismissed but read into the record.
?Judge Kirk placed Cody S. Schucknecht, 21, Fremont, on one year of probation and order him to pay $110. Schucknecht was convicted of misdemeanor theft. A felony theft charge was dismissed.
?Judge Kirk sentenced Chad W. Magolski, 34, New London, to 30 days in jail and ordered him to pay $243. Magolski was convicted of battery, which was amended from a felony to a misdemeanor, and a disorderly conduct charge was dismissed but read into the record.