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Man faces child porn charge

June 13, 2013
A 44-year-old Genoa City man faces a felony charge of possession of child pornography. If convicted, Dale R. Curtis, 693 Bluebill Lane, faces up to 25 years imprisonment and $100,000 in fines. The charge also carries a minimum sentence of three years of initial confinement. ...subscribers>>
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Burglar gets probation

June 13, 2013
A 35-year-old man was sentenced June 7 to two years of probation after pleading guilty to a felony charge of burglary. Corey W. Shumak, now of Watertown and formerly of Walworth, also was sentenced to four months in jail with work-release privileges. A felony bail jumping charge and a misdemeanor charge of resisting an officer was dismissed but read into the record....subscribers>>
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Man gets prison for drunken driving

June 13, 2013
ELKHORN — A Walworth man was sentenced June 3 to 7 1/2 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to two separate felony charges of seventh-offense drunken driving. Michael B. Thomas, 51, W6066 Water Tower Place, was arrested Aug. 25 and Nov. 19 for drunken driving. Before the two most recent convictions, Thomas had six prior drunken-driving convictions. Thomas also was sentenced to 10 years of extended supervision, and was ordered to pay $5,000 in fines. ...subscribers>>

Recent Crime
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.
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>>
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>>
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.
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