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Man guilty of selling heroin

November 22, 2012
A 45-year-old Pell Lake man, who was arrested twice in 2012 for selling heroin, pleaded guilty Nov. 21 to four felony charges. Randal L. Bass, W1726 Litchfield Road, pleaded guilty to felony charges of bail jumping, delivering heroin, possession of heroin with intent to deliver and theft of movable property. Bass is scheduled to be sentenced Feb. 6. Assistant District Attorney Zeke Wiedenfeld and defense attorney Frank Lettenberger have also likely reached a joint agreed sentence of four years initial confinement and eight years extended supervision.
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Man guilty of sexual assault

November 22, 2012
ELKHORN — A man who told police he molested a 2-year-old girl because he was unable to sleep was found guilty Tuesday of first-degree sexual assault of a child. Scott L. Anderson, 35, formerly of Whitewater, was also charged with felony possession of marijuana and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. The felony charges carry a maximum penalty of 63 1/2 years imprisonment.
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Man faces attempted murder charges

November 22, 2012
A 40-year-old Whitewater man is accused of binding two children's feet, hands and mouth with duct tape and cutting their throats. Larry M. Shannon, 310 S. Janesville St., faces two counts of attempted first degree intentional homicide and three felony counts of false imprisonment. If convicted, Shannon faces up to 138 years imprisonment and $30,000 in fines.

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Two men face charges for home invasion
November 15, 2012
ELKHORN — Two men accused of pointing a firearm at a woman while trying to steal drugs and money face felony charges in Walworth County Circuit Court.In August a woman reported to police that two men entered her home on Snake Road, town of Geneva, and said “give us the weed” and “give us the money.” On Nov. 6 the Walworth County District Attorney’s Office filed a felony charge of armed robbery against Fred J. Quirino, 34, of Pell Lake, and Thomas Morris, 25, of Delavan.
Delavan boy faces life in state prison
November 15, 2012
A 17-year-old Delavan boy, accused of sexually assaulting a girl for the past six years, faces a mandatory life prison sentence if convicted. Eric J. Valadez-Bernstorff has been charged with repeated sexual assault of a child. Valadez is in custody in lieu of a $5,000 cash bond.According to the criminal complaint:
Mushroom grower sent to state prison
November 15, 2012
ELKHORN — The man behind the “largest psilocybin mushroom growing operation that has ever been located in Walworth County” was sent to a state prison for the next two years.Ian B. Henning, 34, of Elgin, Ill., pleaded guilty Sept. 24 to a felony charges of manufacturing psilocybin and possession of marijuana. After his prison term he will spend four years on extended supervision.
Woman, boyfriend get jail and probation for child abuse
November 01, 2012
ELKHORN — Despite a tearful plea and a promise to be a better mother, Judge John Race sentenced Karen Lake, 37, of Lake Geneva, to 60 days in jail with Huber privileges.“Your honor, I come before the court asking for mercy,” a tearful Lake said during her sentencing hearing last week.Lake said that she apologized for hurting her son, and added that she will devote herself to mending relations with her son.
Sharon man faces felony burglary charge
November 01, 2012
A 34-year-old town of Sharon man is accused of burglarizing a home and then running from police.Corey W. Shumak, W7593 Town Hall Road, has been charged with felony burglary, which carries a maximum penalty of 12 1/2 years imprisonment and $25,000 in fines.He also faces a misdemeanor charge, which carries a maximum penalty of nine months in jail and $10,000 in fines.
Sharon woman accused of sexual assault
October 18, 2012
A 37-year-old Sharon woman is accused of having sex with two 15-year-old boys in September.Rachael A. McCormick, 218 Baldwin St.,Upper Unit, has been charged with two counts of sexual assault of a child under the age of 16.If convicted, she faces up to 80 years imprisonment and $200,000 in fines.
Man pleads guilty after Amber Alert incident
October 11, 2012
A 22-year-old Nebraska man, who drove more than 500 miles to have a sexual encounter with a Lake Geneva teenager, pleaded guilty Friday afternoon to a felony charge.In December a 13-year-old Lake Geneva girl went missing, and the local police, FBI and the Department of Criminal Investigations investigated her whereabouts during a more than 24-hour search. After searching her computer, police found communications between the victim and Jacob Cambridge, of Lincoln, Neb. After Cambridge was identified, an Amber Alert was issued for the teenager.
Lake Geneva bank robber gets 8 years prison
September 27, 2012
ELKHORN — A Genoa City man who robbed several banks in the area, including the PNC and Chase in Lake Geneva, was sentenced Friday afternoon to eight years in prison by Judge John Race.Joshua M. Barrigar, 32, 40500 92nd St., also will spend 12 years on extended supervision.Barrigar’s defense attorney, Travis Schwantes, argued for a 30-year stayed and imposed prison sentence, which means Barrigar would only serve the sentence if he violated the term’s of his probation.
Bay woman allegedly hurts child in car crash
September 27, 2012
A 27-year-old Williams Bay woman faces felony charges after she allegedly hurt a child while driving intoxicated.Jamie S. Nettesheim, 423 Lakewood Drive, has been charged with operating while intoxicated causing injury, as a second and subsequent offense. If convicted, Nettesheim faces up to six years imprisonment and $10,000 in fines.
Bloomfield couple pleads not guilty to child abuse charges
September 20, 2012
ELKHORN — The Bloomfield Township couple accused of multiple counts of child abuse against their adopted children pleaded not guilty Sept. 19 to all of the charges, and their attorneys want the case dismissed.The attorneys for Martin, 49, and Kathleen O’Brien, 50, have recently filed motions to dismiss the charges against their clients for violating their right to due process.Assistant District Attorney Diane Donohoo has until Oct. 19 to respond to the motions, and a hearing is set for Nov. 21.
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