Court News

Strangulation

A Shawano man is accused of choking a woman during a domestic disturbance on July 12 in the town of Washington last month.

Steven D. Pleshek, 26, faces a felony charge of strangulation and suffocation.

He could face a maximum prison sentence of six years and a $10,000 fine if convicted. He is also charged with two misdemeanor counts of domestic abuse-related battery.

He is due in court for an initial appearance on Aug. 29.

Threat to law enforcement officer

A Shawano man has been charged with a felony count of making a threat to law enforcement officers that allegedly occurred while he was being arrested for bail jumping in the town of Wescott earlier this month.

Derek J. Wilke, 29, could face a maximum six years in prison and a $10,000 fine if convicted.

He was arrested after passing out outside the Blind Squirrel bar on Aug. 4, according to the criminal complaint.

According to court records, Wilke was out on bond on a pending misdemeanor disorderly conduct case and was prohibited from having alcohol as one of his bond conditions.

During his arrest, he allegedly threatened two deputies with bodily harm when he saw them out of uniform.

Wilke is also charged with misdemeanor counts of bail jumping, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and contempt of court.

He is being held on a $2,500 cash bond and is scheduled for a preliminary hearing Monday.

Substantial battery

A Shawano man is facing a felony charge of substantial battery after a domestic incident in the city last month.

Paul A. Pamanet, 36, is accused of causing substantial bodily harm to a woman during a domestic disturbance on July 31.

Police responding to the scene found the woman lying on the kitchen floor with facial bruises and her eyes swollen shut, according to the complaint, which states she was also kicked and beaten with a frying pan and sustained rib injuries.

Pamanet could face a maximum 3 1/2 years in prison and $10,000 fine if convicted.

He is being held on a $2,500 cash bond and is scheduled for a preliminary hearing Monday.