Oconto County Circuit Court Proceedings

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Proceedings of March 2

Philip Padilla, 32, Appleton, formerly of Ford City, Pennsylvania, was sentenced to 15 months in prison, followed by three years of extended supervision, for child enticement for the purpose of sexual contact, in connection with an incident that occurred Aug. 12. Judge Michael T. Judge ordered that Padilla have no contact with minors or use of the internet without prior approval of a Department of Corrections agent. He must also complete a psychological examination and follow through with any and all recommendations. Related charges of using a computer to facilitate a child sex crime and bail jumping were dismissed on the prosecutor’s motion.

After a preliminary hearing, Andrew E. Steeno, 29, Gwinn, Michigan, was bound over on three counts of second-degree sexual assault of a child in connection with incidents that allegedly occurred in March 2017. Arraignment was scheduled for March 8.

Daryl W. Klemens, 24, Shawano, formerly of Gillett, waived his right to a preliminary hearing and was bound over on a charge of maintaining a drug trafficking place and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia after an incident that allegedly occurred Oct. 27. Arraignment was scheduled for April 12.

An April 10 jury trial was scheduled for William D. Smet, 52, Pound, who is charged with possession of THC (second or subsequent offense), in connection with an incident that allegedly occurred Oct. 30. A final pre-trial conference was scheduled for April 9.

Proceedings of Feb. 28

After a preliminary hearing, Richard R. Volm, 57, Crivitz, was bound over on a charge of possession of methamphetamine in connection with an incident that allegedly occurred Oct. 6. Arraignment was scheduled for March 8.

Proceedings of Feb. 27

A 12-month county jail term was imposed and stayed for Brandon M. Frank, 32, Oconto, and he was sentenced to two years’ probation on misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct, criminal damage to property and bail jumping, in connection with an incident that allegedly took place Oct. 21. He pleaded no contest on Jan. 18 after a charge of felony stalking was reduced to disorderly conduct in a plea agreement. Judge Michael T. Judge ordered restitution and other fees totalling $2,611.75 and placed strict conditions regarding contact with the victim.

After a preliminary hearing, Joshua L. Magiary, 32, Pulaski, was bound over and pleaded not guilty to a charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm in connection with a Nov. 14 incident, for which he also faces misdemeanor charges of resisting a conservation warden, hunting deer during a closed season and failure to obtain a deer hunting license. A pre-trial conference was scheduled for April 12.

Jeffrey L. Vele, 28, Bowler, waived his right to a preliminary hearing and was bound over on a charge of felony bail jumping and misdemeanor counts of resisting or obstructing an officer and possession of drug paraphernalia, in connection with an incident that allegedly occurred Jan. 16. Arraignment was scheduled for March 8.

After a preliminary hearing, Jacob C. Longsine, 22, Oconto Falls, was bound over on a charge of stalking, with a previous conviction within the last seven years, in connection with an incident that allegedly occurred Jan. 24. Arraignment was scheduled for March 8.

Proceedings of Feb. 26

Bond was set at $5,000 cash for Jeremy A. Hanna, 38, Oconto, who is charged with fleeing an officer and misdemeanor bail jumping in connection with an incident that allegedly occurred Feb. 12. The balance of his initial appearance was scheduled for March 8.

Bond was set at $5,000 cash for Lauren K. Zwick, 32, Appleton, who is charged with bribery of a public official, in connection with an incident that allegedly occurred Nov. 11. A status conference was scheduled for March 8.

Proceedings of Feb. 19

An 18-month state prison sentence, followed by two years of extended supervision, was imposed and stayed, and Judge Jay N. Conley placed Jeffrey S. Wenzel Jr., 18, Oconto, on two years’ probation for 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. Conley ordered that Wenzel have no contact with the victims or their families; have no contact with known drug users, drug dealers or drug house; and must obtain a high school diploma or its equivalent and maintain full-time employment or a combination of school and work. Wenzel was sentenced to the 133 days he had already spent in the county jail.

Bond was set at $10,000 cash for Cameron C. Soman, 43, Wabeno, with no-contact and absolute sobriety conditions. He is charged with felony charges of burglary, battery or threat to a witness, and strangulation-suffocation, plus misdemeanor counts of criminal trespass to a dwelling, battery and disorderly conduct, in connection with an incident that allegedly occurred Dec. 18. His initial appearance was adjourned until March 8.

Craig A. McVane, 45, Porterfield, was assessed an additional $2,000 cash bond for felony bail jumping after he missed a Feb. 8 appearance on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (fifth or sixth offense), in connection with an incident that allegedly occurred Jan. 19. Judge Michael T. Judge scheduled the balance of his initial appearance for March 8.