Oconto County Circuit Court proceedings

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Oct. 13-Nov. 1

Proceedings of Nov. 1

Bond was increased to $7,500 for Jeffrey S. Wenzel Jr., 18, Oconto, who faces a felony charge of driving or operating a vehicle without the owner’s consent and a misdemeanor count of resisting or obstructing an officer, in connection with an alleged Aug. 28 incident. He was taken into custody Oct. 31. A bench warrant was issued after he failed to appear for a court hearing Sept. 14, and he was charged with bail jumping. His next court appearance is scheduled for Nov. 9.

Jared J. McFadden, 25, Oconto Falls, was sentenced to two years on probation for possession of THC (second or subsequent offense) in connection with an April 9 incident. Judge Michael T. Judge imposed and stayed an 18-month prison sentence followed by 18 months of extended supervision, which he might still face if he violates the terms of probation. Conditions include absolute sobriety and submission to any assessments determined appropriate by the Department of Corrections. He must serve 60 days in the county jail, with 18 days of credit for time already served, and he was charged $546.75 in court costs, which were withdrawn from the $2,500 cash bond he had posted.

Proceedings of Oct. 31

Kim M. Pilsbury, 41, Oconto, pleaded no contest to misdemeanor possession of THC, and a count of resisting or obstructing an officer was dismissed, in connection with an incident that allegedly occurred Sept. 28. She was sentenced to 60 days in the county jail, with 33 days credit for time already served, and assessed fines and court costs of $693.50. The THC charge was originally filed as a felony.

Kenneth R. Paulson, 56, Gillett, waived his right to a preliminary hearing and was bound over for trial on a charge of manufacturing THC with intent to deliver, in connection with a search of his house Aug. 18 that allegedly yielded two marijuana plants growing in an indoor greenhouse and seizure of 15.7 grams of marijuana. He also faces misdemeanor charges of possession of THC and possession of drug paraphernalia. Arraignment is scheduled for Nov. 9.

Proceedings of Oct. 16

Michael J. Klein, pleaded no contest to misdemeanor bail jumping, possession of THC and possession of drug paraphernalia and will be sentenced Dec. 4. The bail jumping charge was originally scheduled as a felony.

Proceedings of Oct. 13

Joshua Francis Johnson, 27, Oconto Falls, was placed on four years of probation after being convicted of injury by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle, in connection with an incident that occurred Feb. 5. Judge Jay N. Conley imposed and stayed a four-year prison sentence followed by four years of extended supervision. Johnson could still go to prison if he violates the terms of his probation, which include absolute sobriety and a prohibition against entering any establishment whose primary purpose is the sale of alcohol. He was sentenced to 270 days in jail but given credit for the 191 days he had served since his arrest.