Court News

Domestic abuse

A preliminary hearing was delayed Tuesday for a Bowler man accused of multiple counts of domestic abuse-related felonies after he told the court he wanted a private attorney rather than the public counsel that had been appointed.

Trae A. Opper, 20, is charged with two counts of domestic-abuse related strangulation, four counts of substantial battery, child abuse and false imprisonment.

He is also charged with three misdemeanor counts of battery, including battery to an unborn child.

He was arrested in the town of Bartelme on Sept. 2 after authorities responded to a report of an assault on a woman and her 8-year-old child.

Opper could face six years in prison and a $10,000 fine on each of the most serious charges of suffocation, child abuse and false imprisonment.

A status conference is scheduled for Oct. 30.

Felony OWI

A Cecil man was charged with fifth-offense operating while intoxicated after Shawano police responded Oct. 4 to a report of a man who had tipped over on his motorcycle.

Travis C. Herm, 34, was sitting in the parking lot of a local bank when he was approached by police, according to the criminal complaint. He smelled of alcohol and failed several sobriety tests, according to the complaint.

Herm posted a $2,000 cash bond and is scheduled for an adjourned initial appearance on Dec. 18.

Substantial battery

A Shawano woman pleaded no contest Wednesday to substantial battery with a dangerous weapon for allegedly stabbing a man twice with a steak knife during a domestic situation in the city.

Damona L. Pyawasit-Pamonicutt, 36, could face 3 1/2 years in prison and a $10,000 fine. A sentencing date was not set.

Police were called to ThedaCare Medical Center-Shawano on Oct. 8 after a man was admitted with stab wounds, according to the criminal complaint.

The stabbing allegedly took place at a residence in the city during the Packers-Cowboys football game, the complaint states.