Oconto County Circuit Court proceedings

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Proceedings of Nov. 29

Judge Michael T. Judge accepted a deferred judgment agreement for Steele J. Roes, 18, Oconto, who pleaded no contest Oct. 9 to a charge of theft in connection with an incident that allegedly occurred July 12, along with burglary while armed with a dangerous weapon and theft in connection with an alleged July 20 incident. The charges could be dismissed if he fulfills the conditions of the agreement over the next three years.

Judge Michael T. Judge accepted a deferred judgment agreement for Savannah L. Patron, 27, Oconto, who pleaded no contest to misdemeanor child neglect and disorderly conduct, in connection with an incident that allegedly occurred March 1. She originally had been charged with a felony. She is required to participate in the county’s Volunteers in Probation program for a year, take parenting classes and cooperate with any social services agencies.

Matthew A. Franjose, 22, Abrams, waived his right to a preliminary hearing and was bound over for trial on a charge of possession of methamphetamine in connection with an incident that allegedly occurred Nov. 1, 2016. His arraignment was scheduled for Dec. 14.

After a preliminary hearing, Lori A. Wittock, 36, Oconto, was bound over for trial on a charge of strangulation-suffocation, plus misdemeanor counts of battery and disorderly conduct, in connection with an incident that allegedly occurred Sept. 22. Her arraignment was scheduled for Dec. 14.

Colin Christopher Weiss, 21, Gillett, was sentenced to a total of 180 days after his probation was revoked Oct. 10. Weiss had been serving probation for disorderly conduct and resisting or obstructing an officer, and he had entered into a deferred prosecution agreement for mistreatment of animals/causing death, in connection with an incident that alleged occurred March 22, 2016. He was given credit for 119 days already served in the county jail.

Brandon M. Frank, 32, Oconto, pleaded not guilty to charges of felony stalking and misdemeanor criminal damage to property and bail jumping, in connection with an incident that allegedly took place Oct. 21. A pre-trial conference was scheduled for Dec. 14.

Proceedings of Nov. 28

Marcallen J. Uhl, 31, Marinette, was sentenced to four years in prison, followed by four years of extended supervision, after pleading no contest in August to child enticement for sexual contact. Uhl was arrested Aug. 27, 1016, after a police officer posing as a 14-year-old girl responded to an ad with a graphic photo that Uhl had placed in the Craigslist Casual Encounters section. Judge Michael T. Judge ordered that Uhl be prohibited from the use of internet or internet-capable devices without prior approval from a Department of Corrections agent. He may have no contact with minors without prior DOC agent approval, and he may not enter any bars, taverns or establishments whose primary business is the sale of alcohol. Uhl is required to register as a sex offender and maintain absolute sobriety. Judge gave him credit for 75 days already served. Charges of using a computer to facilitate a sex crime and bail jumping were dismissed but read into the record for sentencing purposes.

Robert S. York, 42, Gillett, waived his right to a preliminary hearing and was bound over for trial on a charge of child abuse intentionally causing harm and misdemeanor disorderly conduct in connection with an incident that allegedly occurred Aug. 3. Arraignment was scheduled for Dec. 20.

Dylan A. Hrabik, 17, Wausau, pleaded no contest to aggravated battery in connection with an incident that occurred July 2. He had also been charged with child abuse with the intent to cause harm and aggravated battery, along with a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct. Sentencing was scheduled for Jan. 5.

A Dec. 19 plea hearing was scheduled for Casey L. Messenger, 29, Pulaski, who is charged with arson in connection with a garage fire in the town of Stiles in the early morning hours of Jan. 18, 2014.

Proceedings of Nov. 27

Randel G. Dietze, 52, Oconto Falls, was charged with second-degree sexual assault using force, third-degree sexual assault, and misdemeanor charges of fourth-degree sexual assault, battery and disorderly conduct in connection with an incident that allegedly occurred Aug. 7 in the town of Oconto Falls. Judge Michael T. Judge set a signature bond of $25,000 and scheduled the balance of Dietze’s initial appearance for Dec. 4. Conditions of bail include that he have no contact with the alleged victim, possess no firearms and maintain absolute sobriety.

Stacy L. Nitzske, 49, Mountain, made his initial appearance on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (fourth offense) after being stopped by an Oconto County Sheriff’s Department deputy on Nov. 25. Bond was set at $2,000, and the balance of his initial appearance was scheduled for Dec. 14.

Charges were dismissed against Duran V. Schroeder, 57, Gillett, who had been charged with felony strangulation/suffocation and a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct in connection with a domestic incident that allegedly occurred Dec. 12, 2016. The felony charge was dismissed on a defendant’s motion in August, and the misdemeanor charge was dismissed on a motion by District Attorney Robert Burke, who said the state could not prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt.

Proceedings of Nov. 21

James Edward Bieber, 38, Green Bay, was charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (fourth offense) and a misdemeanor count of resisting or obstructing an officer, in connection with a traffic accident that occurred Nov. 21 in the town of Little Suamico. Bond was set at $2,000 cash, and the balance of his initial appearance was scheduled for Dec. 14.

Proceedings of Nov. 20

James L. Neurenhausen, 20, Oconto, was charged with two felony counts of bail jumping and a misdemeanor count of operating a motor vehicle without a valid license, in connection with an incident that allegedly occurred Nov. 19. Neurenhausen had posted bail in an Oconto County case where he is accused of second-degree sexual assault of a child, and also in a Brown County case where he is charged with taking and driving a vehicle without the owner’s consent. Conditions of both bonds included that he not commit further crimes. The balance of his initial appearance on the bail jumping charges was added to a previously scheduled hearing on Dec. 8.

Proceedings of Nov. 14

Jeremy Dexter, 43, Kaukauna, was extradited to Butler County, Missouri, to answer a charge of manufacturing or possessing a controlled substance with intent to deliver. Oconto County Jail Administrator Carol Koop was working on the paperwork involved with Dexter’s pending release from the jail, where he had been serving time after a conviction for possession of THC (second or subsequent offense) in May, when a routine teletype check turned up an outstanding warrant from Butler County, where Dexter was arrested Aug. 26, 2016. A Missouri judge had set bond at $10,000, and Dexter did not return for subsequent court dates.