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Suspected drunken driving crash kills man

August 25, 2011
ELKHORN — A convicted felon is accused of causing a fatal accident the evening of Aug. 23 at the intersection of highways A and H. Kelly J. Agnes, 30, of Elkhorn, was killed after the crash and was pronunced dead at the scene. John M. Weller, 21, 421 S. 4th St., Palmyra, was charged with felony homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle. His charge has been elevated to a repeater status because of a 2009 conviction for burglary.
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Boy guilty of sexual assault of 10-year-old girl

Former Linn teen faces 60 years imprisonment

August 25, 2011
A 17-year-old former Linn Township boy pleaded guilty Aug. 23 to a felony charge of first-degree sexual assault of a child. When Dylan J. Henze, now of rural Whitewater, is sentenced Oct. 13 he faces up to 60 years imprisonment. Four felony bail jumping charges and one misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct will be dismissed but considered during the sentencing.
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Walworth man faces sexual assault charges

Blagg awaiting sentencing on federal charge of distributing child pornography

August 25, 2011
ELKHORN — A 30-year-old Walworth man, who pleaded guilty in federal court to distributing child pornography, faces three felony charges for allegedly sexually assaulting a child. Robert W. Blagg Jr., who has a Howard Street address listed in court documents, faces two counts of first-degree sexual assault in Walworth County. In Racine County, Blagg faces a felony charge of repeated sexual assault of the same child. All three counts carry a maximum penalty of 60 years imprisonment. On Feb. 23 FBI agents and the Walworth Police Department raided a home Blagg was living in on Howard Street in the village of Walworth.
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Indecent exposure lands illegal immigrant in jail

Police arrest man after incident at public beach

August 25, 2011
ELKHORN — A 41-year-old illegal immigrant who Fontana Police arrested in June for publicly masturbating on the Country Club beach will spend 150 days in the Walworth County Jail. Javier Martinez-Samosa, whose address is listed as 1412 9th St., Harvard, Ill., pleaded guilty Aug. 22 to misdemeanor counts of lewd and lascivious behavior for exposure and disorderly conduct. Martinez-Samosa also will need to pay court costs and provide a DNA sample. Martinez-Samosa declined to speak during the sentencing hearing.
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Woman who allegedly stole from preschool faces felony charge

August 25, 2011
ELKHORN — A former business partner in a town of Geneva preschool allegedly stole more $10,000 from the owner. Jennifer L. Schultz, 1439 Lilly Lane, Delavan, has been charged with felony theft from a business setting. If convicted, she faces up to six years imprisonment and $10,000 in fines.
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Man receives five years in prison for fatal crash

August 25, 2011
ELKHORN — A 33-year-old registered sex offender who blew a stop sign while driving a semi-trailer and killed an Evansville woman was sentenced Aug. 23 to five years in a state prison. Jesse S. Grenier, of Fort Atkinson, also was sentenced to five years of extended supervision. He pleaded guilty June 22 to a felony charge of homicide by negligent operating of a vehicle. Elizabeth Shults, 53, was killed in the crash. Shults was driving east on State Line Road when Grenier failed to yield the right of way at the intersection, according to a Walworth County Sheriff's Department press release.
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