Court News

Auto theft

A Shawano teen was charged with felony auto theft after a Shawano County sheriff’s deputy pulled him over for speeding Sunday in the town of Waukechon.

Jeremy M. Wade, 18, was clocked at 88 mph in a 65 mph zone on state Highway 29 when he was stopped, according to the criminal complaint.

It turned out he did not have permission to be driving the vehicle, according to the complaint, and had marijuana in his possession.

Wade could face a maximum possible penalty of 3½ years in prison and a $10,000 fine if convicted of operating a vehicle without the owner’s consent.

He is also charged with three counts of felony bail jumping, each of which carries a maximum six years in prison and $10,000 fine, and misdemeanor possession of marijuana.

Wade was ordered held on a $1,000 cash bond and is scheduled for an adjourned initial court appearance on June 25.

Strangulation

A Gresham man waived his preliminary hearing Monday and pleaded not guilty to a felony charge of strangulation and suffocation, as well as domestic abuse-related battery and disorderly conduct.

Geran D. Metko, 33, is accused of choking a woman during a domestic disturbance in the town of Red Springs on May 27.

He could face a maximum possible sentence of six years in prison and a $10,000 fine if convicted of the felony count.

Metko is being held on a $2,500 cash bond and is scheduled for a pre-trial conference on July 6.

Strangulation/intimidation

A Bonduel man is facing felony charges of strangulation and suffocation and intimidation of a victim in connection with an incident Sunday in the town of Hartland.

Nicholas A. Finch, 30, is accused of choking a woman during a domestic altercation and tried to prevent her from calling police.

Finch could face a maximum possible penalty of 10 years in prison and a $25,000 fine if found guilty of intimidation and six years in prison and a $10,000 fine if convicted strangulation and suffocation.

He is also charged with misdemeanor counts of battery, disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property.

Finch was ordered held on a $3,000 cash bond and is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on the charges on June 21.

False imprisonment/intimidation

A Bowler man is facing felony charges of false imprisonment and intimidation related to an alleged incident in the village last month.

Joel L. Lehouillier, 35, is accused of keeping a woman trapped in a bathroom during a May 6 domestic disturbance and threatening her to keep her from contacting police.

He is also charged with three misdemeanor counts of domestic abuse-related battery and disorderly conduct.

Lehouillier is free on a $5,000 signature bond and is due in court for an adjourned initial appearance Monday.