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Not enough press to change venue in attempted murder case

June 06, 2013
ELKHORN — The press coverage in an attempted homicide case hasn't poisoned a potential jury pool enough to justify a change in venue Judge John Race ruled on Friday afternoon. In addition to the two attempted homicide charges, Larry M. Shannon, 41, of Whitewater, faces nine other felonies and three misdemeanors. Shannon was arrested in October after he allegedly cut the throats of two children, beat their mother and then fled from police in a car in both Rock and Walworth counties, according to court documents.
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Man fined for being drunk at DA's office

Rock County resident faces felony for allegedly mistreating a horse

June 06, 2013
ELKHORN ­­— Wandering into the Walworth County District Attorney's Office while drunk cost a Clinton man $500. Jack G. Tuls, 70, pleaded guilty May 23 to a felony bail jumping charge. When Tuls went into the Walworth County Judicial Center, he was free from custody on a fifth-offense drunken driving charge in Rock County. ...subscribers>>
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Process server guilty of felonies

June 06, 2013
ELKHORN — A 40-year-old process server pleaded guilty to two felony charges after he lied about serving court papers to two people. Randy L. Ruegg, 1123 Sheridan Road, pleaded guilty May 24 of two felony counts of forgery of an official certification. When he is sentenced July 12 he faces up to 12 years imprisonment and $20,000 in fines....subscribers>>

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Woman guilty of receiving stolen money
Anderson awaits sentencing, jury trial for bail jumping
May 30, 2013
A woman who received nearly a half a million dollars in stolen money is sitting in jail without bond as she awaits a sentencing hearing and a possible prison sentence.And to make matters worse for the woman, she has another jury trial set for June 13, and, if convicted of those charges, she faces even more time behind bars. Joanne M. Anderson, 50, now of Kentucky, was found guilty by a Walworth County jury May 22 of receiving stolen property.
Pell Lake teen faces burglary charge
May 30, 2013
A 19-year-old Pell Lake man is accused of burglarizing three homes.Joseph E. Glover, 19, faces three counts of burglary.If convicted, he faces up to 37 1/2 years imprisonment and $75,000 in fines. ...subscribers>>
Man guilty of multiple armed robberies
May 23, 2013
ELKHORN — A 26-year-old Elgin, Ill., man who was part of a group that was responsible for multiple armed robberies in Wisconsin and Illinois pleaded guilty May 7 to three felony charges in Walworth County Circuit Court.Terrance Cortez Walker Jr. is scheduled to be sentenced June 27. Each felony count of armed robbery carries a maximum penalty of $100,000 in fines and 40 years imprisonment. Walker was arrested in 2009. Walker and others were arrested in connection with an armed robbery ring that was linked to more than 20 thefts.
Subcontractor avoids prison in theft case
May 23, 2013
A 37-year-old Pell Lake subcontractor was sentenced May 13 to four years of probation after he used money meant for materials on personal expenses.Jason Bader, W192 Tulip Drive, is the owner of J & J Sealcoating. As a condition of his probation, Bader must serve six months in jail with work-release privileges. He also must pay $103,423 in restitution. ...subscribers>>
Heroin dealer gets one year in prison
May 16, 2013
A Lake Geneva man was sentenced to one year in prison for delivering heroin in Walworth County. Michael A. Moore, 42, pleaded guilty May 2 to a felony charge of delivering heroin. He also was sentenced to two years of extended supervision. ...subscribers>>
Judge: 'He groomed these girls'
Former Bay JV basketball coach gets 10 years prison
May 16, 2013
ELKHORN — “Shane McKinley is a predator,” Judge John Race said before sending the former Williams Bay JV basketball coach to prison for 10 years.After serving 10 years in prison, the 28-year-old will spend another five years on extended supervision. McKinley also must register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.During an emotional hearing, two girls talked about having a sexual relationship with McKinley when they were underage.
Former coach McKinley sentenced for sexual assault
May 09, 2013
A former Williams Bay JV basketball coach was sentenced this afternoon to 10 years in prison for a sexual relationship he had with a student.After serving the prison sentence, Shane S. McKinley, 28, now of Texas, will spend five years on extended supervision. He also must register as a sex offender.During an emotional hearing, two girls talked about having a sexual relationship with McKinley when they were underage. The girls said McKinley was verbally abusive and manipulating.
Teen gets probation for armed robbery
May 09, 2013
A 19-year-old Silver Lake, man was sentenced to eight years of probation for his role in the 2009 holdup of an Elkhorn gas station.Tyler J. Trnovec, 408 Anita Court, pleaded guilty April 25 to a felony charge of armed robbery. According to the criminal complaint: ...subscribers>>
Pell Lake men face burglary charge
May 09, 2013
Two Pell Lake men are accused of breaking into the Lakeside Country Store and one is believed to have returned a couple of days later to purchase energy drinks. Donald A. Monroe, 18, and Matthew Monroe, 17, both of W932 Pell Lake Drive, have been charged with felony burglary and misdemeanor counts of criminal damage to property and theft. If convicted of all counts both men face up to 14 years imprisonment and $45,000 in fines. ...subscribers>>
Delavan man sentenced to jail for theft
May 09, 2013
A 20-year-old Delavan man was sentenced to four months in jail with work release privileges for his role in thefts from the East Delavan Union Cemetery Association. Matthew O. Soukup, 706 Faryl Ave., No. 12, also was sentenced to 40 hours of community service, which he already completed. Soukup is eligible to have his record expunged if he successfully completes his sentence. He pleaded guilty to a felony charge of identity theft for financial gain.Soukup’s grandmother, Sandra A. Behn, 75, pleaded guilty March to a felony charge of theft from a business setting, and was sentenced April 12 to two years of probation. ...subscribers>>
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