Oconto County Circuit Court proceedings

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Times Herald Staff

Proceedings of Oct. 31

After a preliminary hearing, Tracy L. Johnson, 39, Seymour, was bound over on charges of burglary and misdemeanor counts of criminal trespass, battery and disorderly conduct, in connection with an incident that allegedly occurred Sept. 2. Arraignment was scheduled for Dec. 13.

Proceedings of Oct. 29

An 18-month prison term was imposed and then stayed for Matthew M. Walgurski, 23, Pulaski, and he was placed on three years’ probation for substantial battery and misdemeanor fourth-degree sexual assault, in connection with an incident that occurred April 30, 2016. The first nine months of his probation will be served in the county jail. A charge of third-degree sexual assault was dismissed but read into the record. Conditions of Walgurski’s probation include that he have no contact with the victim, maintain full-time employment or schooling and absolute sobriety, and he must complete sexual offender treatment assessment and other assessments, following through with any and all recommendations. He was ordered to register as a sex offender for up to 10 years.

Proceedings of Oct. 25

Jonathan D. Evernham, 32, Denmark, waived his right to a preliminary hearing and pleaded not guilty to charges of first-degree child sexual assault and exposing himself to a child, in connection with an incident that allegedly occurred March 17. A status conference was scheduled for Dec. 13.

Kaylynn M. Samplaski, 23, Wabeno, pleaded guilty to a charge of possession of narcotic drugs in connection with an incident that occurred Oct. 6. Judge Jay N. Conley scheduled sentencing for Dec. 7 and ordered a presentence investigation.

Cheyenne R. Wenzel, 19, Oconto, waived her right to a preliminary hearing and pleaded not guilty to a charge of manufacture/delivery of THC in connection with an incident that allegedly occurred June 8. A pretrial conference was scheduled for Dec. 13.

Proceedings of Oct. 24

After a preliminary hearing, Fawn M. Mannel, 30, De Pere, was bound over on charges of possession with intent to deliver amphetamine, possession of methamphetamine and five related misdemeanors, in connection with an incident that allegedly occurred Sept. 29. Judge Jay N. Conley reduced her cash bond to $10,000 from the original $25,000 and scheduled arraignment for Thursday.

Proceedings of Oct. 22

Paul R. Zeise, 33, Gillett, was sentenced to 18 months in state prison, followed by six months of extended supervision, after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge of battery in connection with an incident that occurred June 4. A felony charge of strangulation-suffocation was dismissed but read into the record. He was given credit for 142 days already served. Conditions of his extended supervision will include maintaining full-time employment and absolute sobriety, and he must undergo and follow through with any assessments or treatment deemed appropriate by the state Department of Corrections.

Proceedings of Oct. 18

John R. Hager, 26, Suring, waived his right to a preliminary hearing and was bound over on charges of possession of methamphetamine, bail jumping and misdemeanor disorderly conduct in connection with an incident that allegedly occurred Oct. 8. Arraignment was scheduled for Thursday.

Proceedings of Oct. 16

A jury trial was rescheduled for Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 for Daniel J. Newell, 57, Suring, who is charged with two counts of second-degree sexual assault, as well as one count each of possession with intent to deliver THC, maintaining a drug trafficking place and misdemeanor charges of battery, disorderly conduct and possession of dug paraphernalia, in connection with incidents that allegedly occurred Aug. 11, 2017, and were reported Aug. 14, 2017. A final pretrial conference and motion hearing were scheduled for Jan. 29.

Proceedings of Oct. 15

Michael M. Nerenhausen, 27, Oconto, pleaded no contest to burglary while armed with a dangerous weapon and four counts of misdemeanor theft, in connection with an incident that occurred Jan. 28. Three of the four theft counts were originally charged as felonies. Judge Michael T. Judge accepted a two-year deferred judgment agreement on the felony count and placed him on two years’ probation for the misdemeanors, including six months in the county jail, after imposing and then staying an additional year in jail on three of the four counts. Among other conditions, he must make restitution to two gun shops (already paid in full), pay another $535.80 in court costs and fees and undergo and follow through with the recommendations of any assessments deemed appropriate by the Department of Corrections.

Donald E. Britten Jr., 50, Mountain, was placed on three years’ probation on two of four counts of failure to provide child support dating to 2015. The other two charges were dismissed but read into the record. Judge Michael T. Judge ordered Britten to obtain and retain full-time employment and follow the terms of the 2011 child support order and cooperate with the Oconto County Child Support Agency in the administration and enforcement of his child support account. He was given credit for 172 days served in the county jail.

Proceedings of Oct. 10

Mark A. Cleereman, 57, Pulaski, pleaded no contest to a felony charge of stalking in connection with a May 27 incident, as well as two counts of misdemeanor bail jumping for incidents that allegedly occurred May 31. In a deferred judgment agreement, Judge Michael T. Judge suspended sentencing on the felony and placed Cleereman on probation for two years, during which time he is required to undergo and follow through on an alcohol and other drug abuse assessment, maintain absolute sobriety, not possess any firearms and continue mental health treatment. A misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge was dismissed but read into the record.

Proceedings of Oct. 9

Joel S. Willmann, 24, Pound, was placed in the Oconto County Volunteers in Probation program for two years in a deferred prosecution agreement on a charge of possession of methamphetamine, in connection with an incident that occurred Jan. 4.