Court News

Strangulation

A Neopit man is charged with a felony count of strangulation and suffocation for an alleged domestic abuse incident in the Shawano on Saturday.

Darwin L. Thunder, 23, could face a maximum six years in prison and a $10,000 fine if convicted. He is also charged with misdemeanor counts of battery and resisting an officer.

Thunder is accused of trying to smother the woman during the altercation.

He is free on a $1,000 signature bond and scheduled for a preliminary hearing Oct. 13.

Strangulation

A Bowler man is facing a felony charge of strangulation and suffocation as a result of an alleged domestic abuse incident in Tigerton.

Adams T. Davids, 27, could face a maximum six years in prison and a $10,000 fine if convicted. He is also charged with misdemeanor battery.

Davids is accused of choking a woman during an Aug. 17 altercation.

He is free on a $500 cash bond and is due in court for an adjourned initial appearance Tuesday.

Child abuse

A Shawano man has been charged with a felony count of physical abuse of a child with the probability of great bodily harm.

Nicolas Rivera, 21, could face a maximum 12 1/2 years in prison and a $25,000 fine if found guilty. He is also charged with a misdemeanor count of domestic abuse-related disorderly conduct.

He is accused of repeatedly striking a 17-year-old girl during a domestic disturbance in the city Aug. 24.

Rivera is free on a $1,000 signature bond and is due back in court Tuesday for an adjourned initial appearance.

Felony OWI

A Birnamwood man is facing a felony count of operating while intoxicated for his alleged fourth drunken driving offense in the last five years.

Joseph S. Sazama, 54, was arrested Friday in Wittenberg after a sheriff’s deputy who pulled him over on County Road Q for not wearing a seat belt, according to the criminal complaint.

The complaint alleges Sazama had a preliminary breath test showing a blood-alcohol level of 0.163 percent, twice the legal limit.

Sazama is free on a $2,500 signature bond and is due back in court Tuesday for an adjourned initial appearance.

Burglary

A Shawano woman has been charged with a felony count of burglary for allegedly breaking into a room in the city in July and stealing prescription medication.

Amy F. Henning, 45, could face a maximum 12 1/2 years in prison and a $25,000 fine if convicted. She is also charged with a felony count of possessing narcotic drugs, which carries a maximum 3 1/2 years in prison and a $10,000 fine, along with misdemeanor counts of theft, possession of a controlled substance and possessing an illegally obtained prescription.

She is due in court for an initial appearance Sept. 19.