Waupaca County criminal sentencing
? Judge Philip Kirk placed Viliulfo Benitez, 57, Waupaca, on 18 months of probation and ordered him to pay $486 in court costs. As a condition of his probation, Kirk prohibited Benitez from possessing any firearms.
Benitez was convicted of using a firearm while intoxicated and misdemeanor endangerment. A felony endangerment charge was dismissed by the prosecution.
? Judge Raymond Huber placed Heather M. Thiel, 29, Stevens Point, on 18 months of probation and ordered her to pay $496 in court costs.
Thiel was convicted of two counts of misdemeanor theft, amended from two felony counts of forgery uttering.
Thiel fabricated checks using her computer and cashed them at bars in Ogdensburg and Iola, according to the criminal complaint.
? Judge John Hoffmann sentenced Tabitha M. Taylor, 23, Waupaca, to six months in jail, stayed three months and placed her on three years of probation. He also ordered her to pay a total of $879 in court costs.
Taylor appeared for sentencing on three different felony case files. She was convicted of battery to an officer, felony theft and misdemeanor battery. Charges of disorderly conduct, spitting at an officer, burglary and felony intimidation of a witness were dismissed and read into the court record for sentencing purposes.
? Hoffmann sentenced Randy J. Van Schyndel, 55, New London, to one year in jail, assessed him $4,523 in fines and court costs, revoked his license for 36 months and placed him on two years probation.
Van Schyndel was convicted of a fifth drunken driving offense.
? Hoffmann placed James D. Dax, 52, New London, on two years probation. As conditions of Dax’s probation, the judge prohibited him from possessing firearms and to take prescribed medications. He also assessed Dax $581 in court costs.
Dax was convicted of misdemeanor endangerment and obstructing an officer. He originally faced a felony charge for pointing a firearm at an officer.
? Huber placed Gavin J. Gossett, 19, Appleton, on one year of probation and ordered him to perform 50 hours of community service.
Gossett was convicted of possession of marijuana with intent to deliver. A charge of possession of drug paraphernalia was dismissed and read into the record.
Gossett is currently waiting trial in Outagamie County on an armed robbery charge.
? Hoffmann placed Mistee R. Neft, 25, Marion, on two years probation and ordered her to pay $486 in court costs.
Neft was convicted of two misdemeanor counts of child neglect. One of the counts was amended from a felony charge of child abandonment.
? Huber placed Brian Alloway, 17, Crandon, on one year of probation and ordered him to pay $243 in court costs.
Alloway was convicted of misdemeanor battery. A felony charge of child abuse was dismissed by the prosecution.
? Huber placed Angela G. Jankowski, 36, Marion, on one year of probation and ordered her to pay $243 in court costs.
Jankowski was convicted of misdemeanor battery. A charge of disorderly conduct was dismissed and read into the record.
? Kirk placed Brandon S. Dietz, 21, Dodge Correctional Institution, on two years of probation and ordered him to pay $2,617 in restitution and court costs.
Dietz was convicted of theft and criminal trespass, which was amended from burglary.
Dietz is currently serving a two-year prison sentence after his conviction for 2011 burglary was revoked.
? Huber placed Lucas J. Smith, 34, Menasha, on five years of probation and ordered him to pay $24,280 in restitution.
Smith was convicted of two counts of burglary, while 16 counts of burglary were dismissed and read into the record.
Smith previously spent almost two years in prison in 2010-11 after he was convicted of fleeing an officer, a fifth and a sixth drunken driving offense.
? Hoffmann sentenced Dale L. Tankersley, 28, Dodge Correctional Institution, to two years in prison and two years of extended supervision.
Tankersley was convicted of felony escape. A misdemeanor charge of resisting an officer was dismissed and read into the record.
This was the third time in three years that Tankersley appeared before Hoffmann for criminal sentencing. In 2012, Hoffmann placed Tankersley on one year of probation after convicting him of theft. In 2011, the judge placed Tankersley on two years of probation after convicting him of resisting an officer, retail theft, battery, disorderly conduct and misdemeanor theft.
? Hoffmann placed Terry A. Ernst, 27, Bancroft, on two years of probation and assessed him $496 in court costs.
Ernst was convicted of criminal damage to property and disorderly conduct. Two counts of criminal damage and one count of battery were dismissed and read into the record.
? Huber placed Jane A. Wons, 65, and Robert D. Wons, 73, both of New London, on one year of probation and ordered them to pay $461 in court costs.
The Wons were convicted of failure to file an income tax return. Charges of income tax fraud were dismissed and read into the record.