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Notable Court Cases - Week of July 30 - August 3, 2018




Notable Court Cases - Week of July 30 - August 3, 2018

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Monday - July 30, 2018

1. Brent Fink
Armed Robbery (F)

Case 18CF350
  • 7/30/18 - Plea Hearing @ 3:30 pm
  • 3/2/18 - Complaint Filed - Initial Appearance - $30,000 Cash Bond set.
    • No contact with victim or Speedway Gas Stations.
  • 4/30/18 - Order for Examination under 971.16 (Not Guilty by Reason of Mental Disease or Defect)
    • 5/24/18 - Examining psychologist's report
  • 6/20/18 - $150 Restitution paid on this case
News story here


    Tuesday - July 31, 2018

    2. Ka Thao
    Possession with Intent - Amphetamine > 10-50 grams / 2nd+ Offense (F)
    Possession of Narcotic Drugs / 2nd+ Offense (F)
    Maintain Drug Trafficking Place / Repeater (F)
    Possession of Drug Paraphernalia / Repeater (M)
    Bail Jumping - Misdemeanor / Repeater (M)

    Case 17CF1190
    • 7/31/18 - Plea/Sentencing Hearing @ 9:30 am
    • 8/15/17 - Complaint Filed - Initial Appearance - $25,000 Cash Bond set


    3. Joseph Green
    2nd Degree Sexual Assault - Use of Force / Domestic Abuse - Repeater (F)
    False Imprisonment / Domestic Abuse - Repeater (F)
    Battery / Domestic Abuse - Repeater (M)
    Disorderly Conduct / Domestic Abuse - Repeater (M)

    Case 18CF520
    • 7/31/18 - Plea Hearing @ 2:30 pm
    • 4/2/18 - Complaint Filed - Initial Appearance - $50,000 Cash Bond set
      • No contact with victim 
    • 5/7/18 - Arraignment - Defendant pleads Not Guilty on all counts
    • 6/21/18 - Notice of Intent to Introduce Medical Records
    • 7/9/18 - Letter from Defendant to Court
    • 7/13/18 - Motion from Defense Attorney to withdraw as counsel
    • 7/19/18 - Final Pre-Trial Hearing - Defense attorney requests to withdraw. Defendant withdraws demand for speedy trial. Court Denies motion to withdraw without objections. 





    4. Brandon Gross
    Theft - Business Setting > $10,000 (F)

    Case 16CF1294
    • 7/31/18 - Jury Trail @ 8:30 am
    • 9/13/16 - Complaint Filed - Initial Appearance - $10,000 Signature Bond set & signed
      • No contact with WG&R, employees, or residences of employees
    • 5/9/18 - Letter from Defense Attorney, Character Reference Letters
    • 5/10/18 - Plea Hearing - jury trial scheduled


    5. Jimmy Vado-Bernes
    2nd Degree Sexual Assault of Child (F)
    Intimidate Victim / Dissuade Reporting (M)

    Case 17CF1115
    • 7/31/18 - Jury Trial @ 8:30 am, Final Pre-Trial Conference 7/30/18
    • 8/1/17 - Complaint with Warrant Filed
    • 9/11/17 - Return on Warrant / Initial Appearance - $10,000 Cash Bond set
      • No contact with victim
    • 9/16/17 - $10,000 Cash Bond Posted with Sheriff
    • 11/20/17 - Victim Impact Statement
    • 1/17/18 - Notice of Intent to Use Audiovisual Recording of Child Statement
      • Notice of Offer of Proof
      • State's Motion to Seal Court Records
      • 1/30/18 - Court's Motion to Seal/Redact Court Record
    • 4/23/18 - Plea Hearing - Final Pre-Trial scheduled 7/30, Jury Trial 7/31-8/1
    • 6/14/18 - Notice of Motion for Disclosure of Confidential Records
    • 6/21/18 - State's Motion to Admit Audiovisual Recording of Statement of a Child
      • 6/26/18 - Order to Seal Audiovisual Recording of Child Witness
    • 6/27/18 - Oral Ruling - Court Grants motion to Admit Child Audiovisual Recording. Court Denies Motion for Disclosure of Confidential Records
    • 7/26/18 - Defense's Motion to Adjourn Jury Trial; affidavit in support of motion to adjourn jury trial


    Wednesday - August 1, 2018

    6. Jason Horkman
    Substantial Battery - Intend Bodily Harm / Domestic Abuse - Repeater (F)
    Strangulation & Suffocation / Domestic Abuse - Repeater (F)
    False Imprisonment / Domestic Abuse - Repeater (F)
    2nd Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety / Domestic Abuse - Repeater (F)
    Disorderly Conduct / Domestic Abuse - Repeater (M)

    Case 16CF45
    • 8/1/18 - Sentencing Hearing @ 3:30 pm
    • 5/3/15 - Notice of Intent to Introduce Medical Records 
    • 1/8/16 - Summons & Complaint
    • 1/28/16 - Initial Appearance - $10,000 Signature Bond set & signed
      • No contact with victim
    • 2/25/16 - State's Motion to Quash Subpoena
      • 3/7/16 - Court grants state's motion to quash subpoena
    • 5/3/16 - Notice of Intent to Introduce Medical Records - Bay Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
      • Notice of Intent to Introduce Medical Records - Prevea Health, Bellin Psychiatirc Center, Bellin Memorial Hospital
    • 7/14/16 - Notice of Motion to Admit Other Acts into Evidence
    • 7/21/16 - Defense's Motion to Dismiss case
      • Notice of Motion for Disclosure of Confidential Records
    • 8/15/16 - State's Brief Opposing Defense's Motion to Dismiss
    • 4/30/18 - Jury Trial Day 1 
    • 5/1/18 - Jury Trial Day 2
      • Count 1 - Guilty (Substantial Battery)
      • Count 2 - Not Guilty (Strangulation & Suffocation)
      • Count 3 - Guilty (False Imprisonment)
      • Count 4 - Guilty (2nd Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety)
      • Count 5 - Guilty (Disorderly Conduct)


    7. Juan Garcia
    1st Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety / Domestic Abuse - Repeater (F)
    Strangulation & Suffocation / Domestic Abuse - Repeater (F)
    Battery / Domestic Abuse - Repeater (M)
    Disorderly Conduct - Use of Dangerous Weapon / Domestic Abuse - Repeater (M)
    Bail Jumping - Misdemeanor / Repeater (M)

    Case 17CF1900
    • 8/1/18 - Jury Trial @ 8:15 am
    • 12/26/17 - Complaint Filed - Initial Appearance - $20,000 Cash Bond set
      • No contact with 5 victims
    • 12/28/17 - Probable Cause Affidavit & Judicial Determination

    Child Abuse - Intentionally Cause Harm / Repeater (F)
    Disorderly Conduct / Repeater (M)
    Bail Jumping - Misdemeanor / Repeater (M)

    Case 17CF1909
    • 8/1/18 - Jury Trial @ 8:15 am
    • 12/27/17 - Complaint Filed - Initial Appearance - $1,000 Signature Bond set & signed
      • No contact with victim.
    • 12/28/17 - Probable Cause Affidavit & Judicial Determination
    • 1/23/18 - Victim Impact Statement from District Attorney's Office





    8. Andrew Woods
    Take & Drive Vehicle without Consent (F) - 18CF6
    Possession of Narcotic Drugs (F) - 18CF6
    Hit & Run (M) - 18CF6
    Possess Firearm - Convicted of a Felony (F) - 8 counts - 18CF167
    Burglary - Armed with Dangerous Weapon (F) - 18CF167
    Bail Jumping - Felony (F) - 18CF199
    Theft - Movable Property < = $2,500 (M) - 18CF199
    Human Trafficking (F) - 18CF438
    Threats to Injure or Accuse of Crime (F) - 18CF438
    Bail Jumping - Felony (F) - 18CF438

    Case 18CF6

    • 8/1/18 - Jury Trial @ 8:15 am
    • 1/2/18 - Complaint Filed - Initial Appearance - $2,500 Cash Bond set
      • No contact with victims
    • 1/4/18 - Adjourned Initial Appearance - Court Modifies bond from $2,500 Cash Bond to $10,000 Signature Bond. Signature Bond signed
    • 1/11/18 - Hearing - No appearance by defendant. Bench Warrant Authorized & Issued
    • 1/17/18 - Return on Warrant - Prior Bond Reinstated with same conditions
    • 2/9/18 - Victim Impact Statement from Victim/Witness Assistance Program
    • 6/12/18 - Defendant's Character References - 3 letters
    Case 18CF167
    • 8/1/18 - Jury Trial @ 8:15 am
    • 1/18/18 - Probable Cause Hearing. $5,000 Cash Bond set.
      • No contact with victims. Defendant to possess no weapons.
    • 1/25/18 - Complaint Filed. Initial Appearance. 
    • 1/30/18 - $5,000 Cash Bond Posted with Sheriff
    • 4/18/18 - Victim Impact Statement
    • 6/12/18 - Defendant's Character References - 3 letters
    • 6/13/18 - Bail/Bond Hearing
    Case 18CF199
    • 8/1/18 - Jury Trial @ 8:15 am
    • 1/30/18 - Complaint Filed - Initial Appearance - $1,000 Cash Bond set
      • No contact with Wal-Mart or Fast and Easy Pawn
      • $1,000 Cash Bond Posted with Sheriff
    • 6/12/18 - Defendant's Character References - 3 letters
    • 6/13/18 - Bail/Bond Hearing
    Case 18CF438
    • 8/1/18 - Jury Trial @ 8:15 am
    • 3/19/18 - Complaint Filed - Initial Appearance - $20,000 Cash Bond set - refused to sign
      • No contact with Bay Beach Shell or 2 victims
    • 3/27/18 - Motion to Modify Bond
    • 6/11/18 - Amended Motion to Modify Bond
    • 6/12/18 - Defendant's Character References - 3 letters
    • 6/13/18 - Bail/Bond Hearing



    9. Thomas Tourtillott
    1st Degree Child Sex Assault - Sexual Contact with Person Under Age of 13 (F)

    Case 17CF1367
    • 8/1/18 - Jury Trial @ 8:30 am
    • 9/18/17 - Complaint Filed - Initial Appearance - No Bond set
    • 6/20/18 - Order to Seal Audiovisual Recording of Child Witness
    • 7/19/18 - Notice of Motion to Admit Other Acts into Evidence
      • Brief in Support of Motion to Admit Other Acts into Evidence





    10. Antonio Sheppard
    Armed Robbery / PTAC - Repeater (F)
    False Imprisonment / PTAC - Repeater (F)
    Possess Firearm - Convicted of a Felony (F)
    Kidnapping - Carry without Consent / PTAC - Repeater (F)
    Operate without Consent - Possess Weapon / PTAC - Repeater (F)

    Case 17CF1822
    • 8/1/18 - Jury Trial @ 8:30 am
    • 12/1/17 - Probable Cause Hearing - $20,000 Cash Bond set
      • No contact with victim or co-defendants
    • 12/8/17 - Complaint Filed - Initial Appearance - bond continues
    News story here



    Friday- August 3, 2018

    11. Guillermo Mendoza-Ledesma
    Incest with Child (F)
    1st Degree Child Sex Assault - Sexual Contact with Person Under Age of 13 (F)

    Case 17CF1028
    • 8/3/18 - Sentencing Hearing @ 11:00 am
    • 7/17/17 - Complaint with Warrant Filed 
    • 7/18/17 - Return on Warrant / Initial Appearance - $10,000 Cash Bond set
      • No contact with victim (7 year old child). No unsupervised contact with anyone under the age of 18.
    • 8/30/17 - State's Notice to Introduce DNA Evidence
    • 9/25/17 - Arraignment - Not Guilty Pleas entered - trial requested
    • 12/19/17 - Motion to Seal Record 
    • 12/20/17 - Notice of Intent to Introduce Medical Records
    • 1/11/18 - Defense Attorney's Motion to Withdraw as Counsel
      • 1/22/18 - Motion to withdraw Declined by court
    • 1/30/18 - Motion Hearing - Defense attorney withdraws request to withdraw. Trial set. Motion Hearing set to address State's Offer of Proof & Motion to Seal. Bond continues
    • 3/12/18 - Motion Hearing - Court grants State's Motion to Seal Child Interview
      • 4/26/18 - Order to Seal Audiovisual Recording of Child Statement
    • 5/30/18 - Jury Trial Day 1 - Opening Statements. State provides evidence/testimony.
    • 5/31/18 - Jury Trial Day 2 - State & Defense complete presentation of evidence. Deliberations & Verdict Reached. Defendant found GUILTY on both counts. Court revokes bond.


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