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Wisconsin Arrest Law
 
United States of America v. Kyle Langner

Madison, WI - Rice Lake Man Sentenced for Two Bank Robberies

Kyle Langner, 24, Rice Lake, Wis., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge James Peterson to 114 months in federal prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release, for the robbery of Shell Lake State Bank and Bremer Bank in 2014. Langner was also ordered to pay $14,171 restitution. Langner pleaded guilty to these char... More...
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United States of America v. Charles Nash, Elizabeth Johnson and Brandon Smith

Milwaukee, WI - Three Sentenced for Promoting Interstate Prostitution

Charles Nash (28) and Brandon Smith (40) of Appleton, WI and Elizabeth Johnson (27) of Two Rivers, WI were sentenced by Chief Judge William C. Griesbach. Smith was sentenced on December 10, 2015, to 48 months imprisonment following his guilty plea to three counts of using a telephone to promote, manage and carry on a pr... More...
   $0 (01-08-2016 - WI)

State Of Wisconsin v. Peterson

These cases arise from a John Doe proceeding originally initiated in Milwaukee County, and subsequently expanded to four additional counties, Iowa County, Dodge County, Dane County, and Columbia County. Though not consolidated, these proceedings have been overseen by a single John Doe judge and organized by a single special prosecutor (Francis Schmitz). For the sake of clarity, we will refer to al... More...   $0 (01-03-2016 - WI)

State Of Wisconsin v. Keith D. McEvoy

On January 30, 2015, McEvoy was arrested for allegedly operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant, fifth offense, in violation of WIS. STAT. § 346.63(1)(a). The arresting officer read McEvoy the “Informing the Accused” form as required under WIS. STAT. § 343.305(4) and asked McEvoy to submit to a chemical test of his blood. McEvoy refused. The officer obtained an invol... More...   $0 (12-30-2015 - WI)

United States of Amercia v. Raul Vivas-Ceja

Raul Vivas-Ceja pleaded guilty to illegally reentering the United States after removal, the maximum sentence for which is raised to 20 years if the defendant has been convicted of an “aggravated felony”
prior to removal. See 8 U.S.C. § 1326(b)(2). As relevant here, the definition of “aggravated felony” is supplied by the definition of “crime of violence” in 18 U.S.C. § 16(b), which includes... More...
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State Of Wisconsin v. Darnell Louis Dangerfield

Darnell Louis Dangerfield appeals a judgment convicting him of second-degree sexual assault with use of force, robbery with use of force, and false imprisonment, all as a party to a crime. He also appeals an order denying his motion for a new trial. Dangerfield argues that: (1) the circuit court misused its discretion by admitting “other acts” evidence; and (2) he received ineffective assistan... More...   $0 (12-22-2015 - WI)

State Of Wisconsin v. Shannon E. Parker

A jury found Shannon E. Parker guilty of robbery with use of force, second-degree sexual assault with use of force, false imprisonment, identity theft, and battery, all as a repeater. He contends the trial court erred when it denied his motions to suppress the victim’s in- and out-ofcourt identifications of him and to change venue. We disagree and affirm.
¶2 On July 23, 2011, a man forced ... More...
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State Of Wisconsin v. Thomas W. Shelley

On January 11, 2008, Shelley was arrested for the conduct that led to the charges in the present case, Marathon County Circuit Court case No. 2008CF242. On the same day as the arrest, Shelley was placed on an extended supervision hold in Marathon County Circuit Court case No. 2004CF764. On June 2, 2008, Shelley’s extended supervision in case No. 2004CF764 was revoked, and on November 10, 2008, S... More...   $0 (12-15-2015 - WI)

State Of Wisconsin v. Stephen Toliver

This case has a complicated procedural history. On May 28, 1991, Toliver and his brother were charged with first-degree intentional homicide, as parties to a crime, for the death of Tina Rodgers. The cases were tried separately. On January 31, 1992, a jury found Toliver guilty as charged. He was sentenced to life imprisonment on March 16, 1992, with parole eligibility in December 2045. Tolive... More...   $0 (12-15-2015 - WI)

United States of America v. Ceasar A. Hernandez

Madison, WI - Beloit Man Sentenced to Four Years for Gun Crime

Ceasar A. Hernandez, 25, Beloit, Wis., was sentenced
by Chief U.S. District Judge William M. Conley to four years in federal prison for possessing a firearm after having been previously convicted of a felony. Hernandez pleaded guilty to this charge on September 14, 2015.

Beginning in early 2015, Hernandez and oth... More...
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United States of America v. Khee Vang

Milwaukee, WI - Appleton Man Sentenced to 65 Months in Federal Prison for Methamphetamine Distribution and Firearms Charges

Khee Vang (age: 36) of Appleton, Wisconsin, was sentenced to 65 months in federal prison followed by 5 years of supervised release by Chief United States District Judge William C. Griesbach. Vang had previously entered guilty pleas for possession with intent to distr... More...
   $0 (11-24-2015 - WI)

United States of America v. Paul Williams

Madison, WI - Chicago Man Sentenced to 78 Months for Gun Crime

Paul Williams, 29, Chicago, was sentenced by Chief U.S. District Judge William M. Conley to 78 months in prison for possessing a firearm as a convicted felon. Williams pleaded guilty to this charge on July 24, 2015.

Williams was arrested on October 9, 2014, after a high speed police chase in Madison, which ended whe... More...
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United States of America v. Kurt Epps

Madison, WI - Tomah Felon Sentenced to 46 Months for Possessing Firearms

Kurt Epps Convicted for Second Time of Being a Felon in Possession of Firearms

Kurt Epps, 53, Tomah, Wis., was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge James D. Peterson to 46 months in federal prison for possessing firearms as a felon. Epps pleaded guilty to this offense on July 6, 2015.

Epps w... More...
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Robert Lee Stinson v. James Gauger

Robert Lee Stinson spent 23 years in
prison for a murder he did not commit. He was exonerated by
DNA evidence and now sues the lead detective and two
forensic odontologists who investigated the murder and later
testified at trial. The odontologists were the key witnesses for
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the prosecution. They testified that bite marks on the victim’sMore...
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United States of America v. Bryan Cellarius

MADISON, WIS. – John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Bryan Cellarius, 47, Town of Jackson, Wis., has been charged with distributing, receiving, and possessing child pornography in a three-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury sitting in Madison. The indictment was returned by the grand jury on April 1 and was unsealed follow... More...   $0 (04-06-2015 - WI)

Untied States of America v. Bonnie T. Wolff

MADISON, WIS. -- John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Bonnie T. Wolff, 29, Rhinelander, Wis., was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge William M. Conley to 90 months in federal prison, to be followed by a three-year term of supervised release, for unlawfully possessing a firearm and ammunition as a convicted felon. Wolff pleaded guilty t... More...   $0 (03-23-2015 - WI)

United States of America v. Joshua Gillespie

MADISON, WIS. -- John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Joshua Gillespie, 24, Beloit, Wis., was sentenced today by Chief U.S. District Judge William M. Conley to 84 months in federal prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release, for unlawfully possessing a firearm as a convicted felon. Gillespie pleaded guilty to this offense... More...   $0 (03-24-2015 - WI)

United States of America v. Raul Vivas-Ceja

MADISON, WIS. -- John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Raul Vivas-Ceja, 34, of Mexico, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge William M. Conley to 21 months in federal prison for illegally reentering the United States. He pleaded guilty to the charge on December 19, 2014.

Vivas-Ceja was previously deported from th... More...
   $0 (03-30-2015 - WI)

United States of America v. Jose Francisco Gomez-Jara

MADISON, WI - Jose Francisco Gomez-Jara, 32, Madison, Wis., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge James D. Peterson to 60 months in federal prison for possession of 500 grams or more of cocaine with the intent to distribute. Gomez-Jara pled guilty to this charge on November 12, 2014.

Gomez-Jara was arrested on July 16, 2014, after a search warrant was executed at his home in Madison. In... More...
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United States of America v. Juan Manuel Larios-Buentello

Madison, WI - Juan Manuel Larios-Buentello, 50, a citizen of Mexico found in New Richmond, Wis., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge William M. Conley to 36 months in prison for illegal reentry after deportation. Larios-Buentello pleaded guilty to the charge on November 25, 2014.

Larios-Buentello was previously deported or removed from the United States multiple times, with his last r... More...
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United States of America v. Charles A. Evans and Tiana L. Williams

MADISON, WIS. -- John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced the unsealing of an indictment charging Charles A. Evans, 40, and Tiana L. Williams, 24, both of Beloit, Wis., with participating in a conspiracy to possess and distribute heroin from May to September 2014.

The indictment was returned on October 29 by a grand jury sitting in Madiso... More...
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United States of America v. Brady Holmes and Robyn Reed

MADISON, WIS. -- John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Brady Holmes, 48, and Robyn Reed, 50, both of Glendale, Ariz., were sentenced yesterday by Chief U.S. District Judge William Conley for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Holmes was sentenced to 12 years and Reed was sentenced to 11 years in federal prison... More...   $0 (12-03-2014 - WI)

United States of America v. William Ellis

MADISON, WIS. -- John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that William Ellis, 28, Beloit, Wis., was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge James Peterson to 72 months in federal prison for possessing crack cocaine with the intent to distribute it. Ellis pleaded guilty to this charge on September 24, 2014.

On May 10, 2014, Ellis was arrest... More...
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United States of America v. John C. Morrison and Anna F. Novak

MADISON, WIS. -- John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced the arrests of John C. Morrison, 70, and Anna F. Novak, 57, both of Ashland, Wis. Morrison and Novak were arrested this morning in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., following their indictment on December 10, 2014 by a federal grand jury in the Western District of Wisconsin. Morrison and Novak appeare... More...   $0 (12-16-2014 - WI)

United States of America v. Evan Schmidt

MADISON, WIS. -- John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced the arrest of Evan Schmidt, 26, at his home in Madison, Wis., this morning. Schmidt was indicted on December 17 by a federal grand jury in the Western District of Wisconsin, sitting in Madison.

Schmidt made an initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Madison this morning. He ... More...
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United States of America v. Gregory Porter

MADISON, WI. -- John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced the arrest of Gregory Porter, 58, last night at his residence in Rhinelander, Wis. Porter was indicted on December 17 by a federal grand jury in the Western District of Wisconsin, sitting in Madison. Porter will make an initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Madison today.

T... More...
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United States of America v. Ashley Dover

United States Attorney James L. Santelle of the Eastern District of Wisconsin announced that a federal grand jury recently returned a 33-count indictment charging ten defendants with various credit card fraud and identity theft offenses, including a conspiracy to use stolen credit card information to make over $1.7 million in fraudulent transactions.

The defendants are identified as Ashl... More...
   $0 (12-16-2014 - WI)

United States of America v. Jody Adamski

MADISON, WIS. -- John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Jody Adamski, 45, Wisconsin Dells, Wis., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman to 72 months in federal prison, to be followed by 10 years of supervised release, for distributing child pornography. Adamski pleaded guilty to this charge on November 13, 2013.

This ... More...
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United States of America v. Aneudy Benitez-Martinez

MADISON, WIS. -- John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Aneudy Benitez-Martinez, 33, a citizen of the Dominican Republic, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Lynn S. Adelman to 21 months in prison for illegally re-entering the United States and being a felon in possession of a firearm. Benitez-Martinez pleaded guilty to these charges... More...   $0 (03-06-2014 - WI)

Mitch Rooni v. Bradley Biser

Deer hunting is serious business in the state of Wisconsin. Although the hunters and the state game wardens may coexist peacefully most of the time, in this case they did not. A dispute erupted between Mitch Rooni, a hunter, and Bradley Biser, a warden employed by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR), and it has now wended its way into federal court. According to

2 No. 13‐1... More...
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State of Wisconsin v. Brown

This Fourth Amendment case examines the legality of a traffic stop that started as a possible defective tail light violation, and ultimately resulted in charges of felon in possession of a firearm against Antonio D. Brown.

The Supreme Court reviews whether the Court of Appeals properly concluded that a tail lamp that is 66-percent functional is in "good working order" as required under Wis.... More...
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United State of America v. Mark Balcerowski

Mark Balcerowski, 54, Mayville, Wis., was sentenced today for his role in a long-term investigation into cocaine trafficking in Jefferson County.

Balcerowski was sentenced to three years of probation by U.S. District Judge Barbara B. Crabb, who noted that Sobrolske avoided a prison term because his conduct was driven by his own addiction and because he did not financially profit from his in... More...
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United States of America v. Ivy T. Rucker

Following a three-day jury trial, Ivy T. Tucker was found guilty of conspiracy to distribute more than one kilogram of heroin in violation of

2 No. 12-1281

21 U.S.C. §§ 841 (a)(1) and (b)(1)(A). Tucker was sentenced to 480 months’ imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release. On appeal, Tucker argues he was denied a fair trial because of misconduct by the prosecutor... More...
   $0 (04-30-2013 - WI)

Tamara Phillips v. Community Insurance Croporation

Tamara Phillips contends that police officers used excessive force in arresting her when they shot her four times in the leg with an SL6 baton launcher after she disregarded their orders to come out of her car. Phillips’s case was tried to a jury, which returned a verdict in the officers’ favor. Phillips appeals, contending that the district court erroneously denied her post-verdict motion for... More...   $0 (04-27-2012 - WI)

Nazir Al-Mujaahid v. City of Milwaukee

¶1 PER CURIAM. Nazir Al-Mujaahid, pro se, appeals from a circuit court order denying his petition for the return of a gun that was seized from the home of a man named Daniel Bonnie Pate.[1] Al-Mujaahid, who alleged that he was the lawful owner of the gun and sought its return pursuant to Wis. Stat. § 968.20 (2009–10), argues that the circuit court erroneously denied his petition.[2] ... More...   $0 (04-10-2012 - WI)

Thomas W. Jandre v. Wisconsin Injured Patients and Families Compensation Fund

¶1 SHIRLEY S. ABRAHAMSON, C.J. This is a review of a published decision of the court of appeals in a medical malpractice case.[1] The court of appeals affirmed a judgment of the Circuit Court for Fond du Lac County, Robert J. Wirtz, Judge, entered on a jury verdict in favor of Thomas W. Jandre (Jandre) and his wife, Barbara J. Jandre (collectively, the Jandres), against Dr. Therese J. Bullis... More...   $0 (04-17-2012 - WI)

Scott Hegwood v. City of Eau Claire

The Nasty Habit Saloon (the “Nasty Habit”), a popular bar operating in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, lost its liquor license after a series of altercations between its employees and its customers requiring police intervention. The Nasty Habit’s license was revoked pursuant to Wis. Stat. § 125.12(2)(ag)(2), which provides that a liquor license can be revoked or suspended if the holder “keeps or m... More...   $0 (04-09-2012 - WI)

Jesus Gonzalez v. Village of West Milwaukee

Jesus Gonzalez was active in Wisconsin’s “open carry” movement, which advocates for the right to carry unconcealed firearms in public. On two occasions in 2008 and 2009, he openly carried a holstered handgun into retail stores in the Village of West Milwaukee and the City of Chilton, Wisconsin. On each occasion he was arrested for disorderly conduct and his gun was confiscated. He was not pr... More...   $0 (02-02-2012 - WI)

Edith Milstone v. City of Monore, Wisconsin

Edith Milestone was banned from entering the Senior Center in the City of Monroe, Wisconsin, because she repeatedly violated the Center’s Code of Conduct. She sued the City under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 claiming that the expulsion violated her free-speech and due-process rights and that the Code is facially unconstitutional. A magistrate judge granted summary judgment for the City. The judge held that... More...   $0 (11-21-2011 - WI)

David Hutchins v. David A. Clarke, Jr.

Milwaukee County Deputy Sheriff David Hutchins brought an action for comments made by Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke regarding Hutchins’ disciplinary history with the sheriff’s department. The district court granted the plaintiffs’ motions for summary judgment, finding that Sheriff Clarke violated (1) Wisconsin’s Open Records Law, Wis. Stat. §§ 19.31-19.39; (2) Wisconsin’s Right... More...   $0 (10-24-2011 - WI)

 
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