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Lake Geneva man receives prison for sexual assault

November 03, 2011
A 27-year-old Lake Geneva man was sentenced Oct. 27 to three years in a state prison after he pleaded guilty to a felony charge of second degree sexual assault of a child. Jamie A. Serna, 108 W. Laurie St., also was sentenced to three years of extended supervision and will have to register as a sex offender. A felony charge of bail jumping was dismissed and read into the record.
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Lake Geneva man faces charges for selling heroin

November 03, 2011
A 46-year-old Lake Geneva man faces two felony charges of delivering heroin after allegedly selling the drug out of his apartment. If convicted, Gerald W. Olcott, 1120 Wells St. Apt. 1, faces up to 25 years imprisonment and $50,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint:
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Man receives probation for stealing firearm

Weapon part of shooting in Walworth Township

November 03, 2011
Elkhorn — An 18-year-old Darien Township man who allegedly stole a firearm that was later used in a shooting in Walworth Township was sentenced Nov. 1 to three years of probation. As a condition of probation, Timothy R. Holmes, W7565 Creek Road, will have to serve 90 days in jail with work release privileges. His probation agent can reduce the term of his probation to two years. Holmes pleaded guilty Sept. 7 to a felony charge of theft of movable property with special facts.
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Second woman faces embezzlement charge

November 03, 2011
ELKHORN — In 2008, police caught wind of an employee who stole more than $800,000 from Home Design Manufacturing in Walworth. That employee, Kari Sue Clark-Branton, 42, wrote checks from the business to herself and to Blue Hills Lippitt Morgans, which is owned by her friend, Joanne M. Anderson. Clark-Branton, who is now serving a 2-1/2 year prison sentence, told police she was trying to help Anderson realize her dream of raising and showing show horses. Court records indicate more than $400,000 was issued to Blue Hill Lippitt Morgans from 2001 to 2008.
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