TWIN LAKES — A $1 million cash bond has been set in Kenosha County Circuit Court for a 20-year-old Twin Lakes man who faces six felony charges for a June 3 fatal accident.
Anthony J. Lagowski was charged with felony reckless homicide for causing the death of 14-year-old Domanic Boll in a two-vehicle crash at the intersections of Highways 50 and B. Domanic had recently graduated from eighth grade at Lake Geneva Middle School. The homicide charge carries a fine of $100,000 and 25 years in prison if convicted.
Lagowski also is charged with two felony counts of second-degree reckless injury and three felony counts of knowingly operating a motor vehicle while suspended, which carry an additional 38 years in prison and $80,000 in fines.
The crash also seriously injured Tyler Boll-Flaig, who according to a social media post suffered a cracked jaw, four broken vertebrae and broken ribs. Lagowski and a passenger in his vehicle, Valarie Flowers, 19, of Bristol, also were injured. Brandy and Michael Flaig, the boys’ parents, each made impassioned, emotional pleas to Court Commissioner Loren Keating regarding upholding the cash bond, which had been previously set.
“All I can say is that there’s no bond that’s high enough to represent the loss and pain and suffering that has resulted in his reckless actions,” Brandy Flaig said.
Domanic’s father gave a similar plea as he presented a photo of his son to Keating during the online hearing June 15.
“I don’t feel that there should be any lowering of his bond,” Michael Flaig said. “This is my son, right here, that was taken from me. That’s my boy that was taken from me (in the picture), his mother and the rest of our family. These are his brothers, the young man in the middle was in the car with him. (Lagowski) almost took his life as well.
“This is a picture of my son and me. We were out just enjoying the city, and I can’t do that with him.”
Michael Flaig said his final image of his son was from his funeral.
“I have to endure this for the rest of my life, along with my family, the loss of my 14-year-old boy,” he said. “I don’t think his bond should be lowered at all.”
Keating agreed in maintaining the cash bond.
“These are allegations at this juncture, but nonetheless, they are very, very serious allegations and carry with them a great amount of (possible prison time),” Keating said. “If convictions occur, there’s a likelihood of a potential of a great amount of incarceration. As such, the court believes that Mr. Lagowski could pose a flight risk if released.”
Keating said the investigation revealed that Lagowski’s 2008 Volkswagen EOS was estimated to be traveling more than 100 mph when it struck a 2019 Toyota Corolla driven by Tyler Boll-Flaig.
The impact, Keating said, caused the Corolla to be “cut in half.”
A GoFundMe account set up for the victim’s family had raised nearly $16,000 through 352 donations.
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