August 05, 2014 | 10:40 AMA 34-year-old rural Whitewater man faces a felony charge of delivering heroin as a repeat offender.
If convicted, Jeremy C. Denton faces up to 18 1/2 years imprisonment and $25,000 in fines.
The repeat offender status stems from an incident in August 2005 in which Denton and Aubrey Dahl, an accomplice, attempted to kidnap a jogger on Highway 67.
A jury found Dahl and Denton guilty of several charges, but the District 2 Court of Appeals overturned the conviction because prosecutors showed jurors a computer-animated depiction of the Crime.
Denton had been originally sentenced to seven years in a state prison. After the convictions was overturned, Denton reached an agreement with prosecutors and pleaded guilty to felony charges of armed robbery, kidnapping and false imprisonment.
Dahl reached a similar agreement with prosecutors, but has since returned to prison. In 2011, Dahl was arrested in connection to a burglary. In 2012, he was sent to prison for 10 years.
According to the criminal complaint on the heroin charge:
On Sept. 30, 2013, the Walworth County Drug Unit, while working with a confidential informant, purchased $30 of heroin from Denton.