Antigo man jailed for sixth OWI count|
The operator of a motor vehicle which entered a ditch in the town of Norwood Monday night was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving.
Officials said it was the man’s sixth such offense.
Langlade County authorities indicated that the 48-year-old smelled strongly of intoxicants and he was subjected to a blood test at Langlade Hospital after his arrest.
He is expected to make a court appearance later today.
An Eagle River man is facing multiple criminal charges as the result of a traffic stop along Highway 45 just north of the Antigo city limits late Monday morning.
He was a passenger of the auto and initially gave a false name, evidently to cover up the fact that he was on probation and had marijuana in his possession. Officials said he tried to flee on foot while being taken into custody and continued to resist after being escorted to the ground when caught.
The marijuana weighed in at 36.37 grams, or slightly over one ounce.
A Wausau man was arrested on a charge of a bail jumping after police visited a local business on allegations he may have been stalking an employee. Officials found no evidence linking him to any threat
Jail for man cited in sex, drug crimes
An Antigo man accused of having sex with a teen-age girl before being arrested twice more on counts of bail jumping based on drug-related allegations will stay out of prison so long as he abides by rules of supervision.
Jacob McGhee, 22, of 1016 Fifth Ave. was sentenced in Langlade County Circuit Court Friday to serve one year in the local lock-up with a two year prison term being imposed, but stayed.
The ruling by Judge Fred Kawalski was based on an agreement reached between District Attorney Ralph Uttke and defense counsel Alec Nocco which allowed McGhee to plead no contest to some charges while others were dismissed.
The charges initially date to June of 2013 when McGhee was arrested as a result of a traffic stop. Six bags containing an estimated 23 grams of marijuana and four pipes were seized from the vehicle. He was charged with possessing marijuana and pleaded no contest.
The sex charge followed in July when authorities investigated reports that a teen girl had been sexually assaulted sometime between February and April of that year at an Antigo home. According to court documents, the girl said she had been sleeping when McGhee came into her r
Antigo Area Weekend Activities
It’s a great weekend to be in and around Langlade county as several fun things are happening. Get a spring in your step and check them out.
A look at events, taken from the Antigo Daily Journal’s advertising columns, follows:
CORKS, FORKS & BREWS
The Boys & Girls Club of Langlade County will host Corks, Forks & Brews, a fund-raising celebration, Saturday evening from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Edison Club Event Center.
The event promises something for everyone, including food, wine and micro brew tasting, and silent auction.
Sample Wisconsin’s finest cheeses from Sartori, enjoy specialty desserts and enjoy some of Wisconsin’s favorite micro brews from central Beer Distributors.
There will also be more than 60 specialty wines from Schroeder’s.
Entertainment will be provided by Hip Pocket.
Individual tickets are $50 in advance or $60 at the door. Couples tickets are $90 in advance and $100 at the door. They are available at The Boys & Girls Club and The Refuge Restaurant.
The Antigo Elks Lodge will host its 13th annual smelt fry tonight from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the lodge. The all-you-can-eat menu includes
Jury rules man guilty of alcohol count
Langlade County District Attorney Ralph Uttke said today that he is considering pressing an additional charge, specifically perjury, against an Elton man who testified on his own behalf at trial Wednesday on counts linked to an incident last summer.
Judge Fred Kawalski set a sentencing hearing on May 12 for 38-year-old Nathan E. Manning on charges of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated while accompanied by a minor child as well as an amended count of child neglect.
The hearing followed a jury’s ruling of guilt following less than 45 minutes of deliberation.
The charges were filed after the Langlade County Sheriff’s Department was alerted to a domestic disturbance at a town of Evergreen home on the evening of July 27, 2013.
As a result of the investigation, law enforcement officials took Manning into custody based on suspicion that he was intoxicated when he had driven himself, his girlfriend and three children home after attendance at the Langlade County Fair. The youngest child, age 3, was in the cab of the pickup with the two adults while two others, ages six and 12, rode in the bed of the truck.
Manning testified at trial, as did
Five arrested in traffic stop, were smoking marijuana
Five Forest County residents were nabbed on drug charges here during a stop along Highway 55 early today.
The group, listing addresses from Wabeno, Crandon and Mole Lake, had evidently been smoking marijuana and were questioned after the driver, an 18-year-old female, crossed the center line.
Her companions, all male, ranged in age from 20 to 24.
According to reports, a Langlade County sheriff’s deputy executed the stop at 12:16 a.m. and upon speaking with the driver, he noticed an odor of marijuana coming from within the car. The group admitted that they had smoked the substance inside the car approximately two hours prior to the stop.
All five were taken into custody and their cases are being referred to the district attorney’s office for charges. Recommended counts include possession of both marijuana and drug paraphernalia in addition to various counts of bail jumping. The driver is additionally expected to be cited for operation of a motor vehicle while under the influence of a controlled substance.
The group were five of seven people to receive a free trip to the local lockup.
At about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, a sheriff’s deputy exec
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