Saturday, January 26, 2019

Notable Court Cases - January 21, 2019 to January 25, 2019




Notable Court Cases - 1/21/19 through 1/25/19

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Booking charges are usually amended with modifiers at initial court appearances. Charges may change without notice as a result of plea bargaining, court hearings, or jury trials.

>Click the case number to view court details on Wisconsin Circuit Court Access (WCCA)
Monday - January 21, 2019 - No Court due to Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Tuesday - January 22, 2019

1. Nicholas Godwad 
Capture an Image of Nudity (F)
Possession of Child Pornography by Person Under Age of 18 (F)

Case 17CF1202 - Motion Hearing 1/22/19 @ 8:30 am
  • Motion for removal from Wisconsin Sex Offender Registry
  • Defendant entered Guilty Plea to both counts on 7/2/2018
  • Sentence - 120 days Jail (Imposed & Stayed), 4 years Probation
    • Terms of Probation - COMPAS evaluation & follow-through. Complete psychological evaluation and follow-through. Take all prescribed medications in way prescribed. Maintain or Obtain full-time employment, school, or combination. No contact with victim or victim's family. Sex offender evaluation & follow-through with recommendations. Internet use to be monitored by agent.
Nicholas Godwad

2. Frankelawrence Amaihe (no mugshot available)
2nd Degree Sexual Assault of Intoxicated Victim (F)
Sex with Child Age 16 or Older (M)

Case 18CF827 - Plea Hearing 1/22/19 @ 11:30 am
  • 6/5/18 - Complaint Filed. 
  • 8/22/18 - Initial Appearance, defendant was out of state. $5,000 Signature Bond set & signed. No contact with victim, submit DNA sample.



3. Max Scheeneman
2nd Degree Sexual Assault of a Child (F) - 17CF939
Intentionally Contribute to Delinquency of Minor (M) - 17CF939
Bail Jumping - Misdemeanor (M) - 17CF1351
Bail Jumping - Felony (F) - 17CF1351

Case 17CF939 & 17CF1351 - Plea Hearing 1/22/19 @ 1:15 pm

Case 17CF939
  • 6/27/17 - Complaint with Warrant Filed. 7/14/17 - Return on Warrant / Initial Appearance - $5,000 Cash Bond set. No contact with victim. 7/17/17 - $5,000 Cash Bond posted with Sheriff.
Case 17CF1351
  • 9/14/17 - Complaint Filed - Probable Cause Hearing. $2,500 Cash Bond set. No contact with any Wal-mart stores. Defendant taken into custody. 11/1/17 - Defendant's Notice of Motion & Motion to Modify Bond. 11/3/17 - Cash Bond adjusted down to $500. Cash Bond posted with Sheriff.
Max Scheeneman

4. Matthew Myke
Repeated Sexual Assault of Same Child / At Least 3 Violations of 1st or 2nd Degree (F)

Case 16CF1728 - Motion Hearing 1/22/19 @ 1:30 pm
  • 1/22/19 - Defendant's Motion to Prohibit Out of State Acts to be included in case.
  • 10/28/16 - Probable Cause Hearing - Court finds probable cause. $10,000 Cash Bond set. No contact with victim (born in 1998, 14 at time of incident). 10/30/16 - $10,000 Cash Bond posted with Sheriff. 12/6/16 - Complaint Filed. 12/7/16 - Initial Appearance. 
Matthew Myke

5. Shay Smyser
Homicide by Use of Vehicle with PAC (F)

Case 17CF601 - Sentencing Hearing 1/22/19 @ 3:00 pm
  • 4/24/17 - Complaint Filed - Initial Appearance - $20,000 Cash Bond set. No alcohol. Not to operate motor vehicle without valid driver's license. No presence in taverns/liquor stores. SCRAM device to be installed prior to release from jail.
  • 4/28/17 - $20,000 Cash Bond posted with Sheriff.
  • 7/7/17 - Affidavit of Counsel in support of Motion to Suppress Evidence Seized Pursuant to Unlawful Search Warrant.
  • 4/23/18 - Defendant's Brief in Support of Motion to Dismiss
  • 11/15/18 - Plea Hearing - Defendant enters No Contest Plea to Homicide by Use of Vehicle with PAC. 3 counts Charge Dismissed, but Read In - Homicide by Intoxicated Use of Vehicle, Cause Injury Operating while Under the Influence and Cause Injury Operating with PAC.
Local news story here
Shay Smyser 

Wednesday - January 23, 2019




6. Michael McCalvin (9/12/16 mugshot)
1st Degree Intentional Homicide / PTAC (F)
Bail Jumping - Felony (F)

Case 17CF196 - Plea Hearing 1/23/19 @ 1:00 pm
  • 2/9/17 - Complaint Filed - Initial Appearance - $250,000 Cash Bond set. No contact with multiple individuals.
Local news story here
Michael McCalvin

Thursday - January 24, 2019

7. Jodi Stachowski
Operating while Under the Influence - 5th or 6th Offense (F)
Operating with PAC - 5th or 6th Offense (F)

Case 18CF1500 - Plea Hearing 1/24/19 @ 10:30 am
  • 10/18/18 - Complaint Filed - Initial Appearance - $2,000 Cash Bond set. Not to operate vehicle without valid license. No presence in taverns/liquor stores. Defendant to consume no alcohol. SCRAM device to be installed before release.
Jodi Stachowski

Friday - January 25, 2019

8. Najai Robinson Jr
Robbery with Use of Force (F)
Child Abuse - Intentionally Cause Harm / PTAC (F)
Substantial Battery - Intend Bodily Harm / PTAC (F)
Bail Jumping - Misdemeanor (M)

Case 18CF807 - Plea Hearing 1/25/19 @ 10:00 am
  • 5/31/18 - Complaint Filed - Initial Appearance - $20,000 Cash Bond set. No contact order with individual born in 2000. 
Najai Robinson Jr.




9. Thomas Ploszay
Burglary - Building or Dwelling / PTAC (F) - 4 counts
Criminal Damage to Property (M) 
Theft - Movable Property <= $2,500 / PTAC (M)

Case 16CF1142 - Sentencing Hearing 1/25/19 @ 3:45 pm
  • 8/10/16 - Complaint Filed. 8/11/16 - Initial Appearance - $15,000 Cash Bond set. No contact with multiple individuals. 
  • 7/13/17 - Defendant's Motion for Order Reducing Bail
  • 11/16/18 - Plea Hearing - Defendant enters No Contest Plea to 6 counts.
Thomas Ploszay

10. Steven Patske
Possession with Intent - Amphetamine >10-50 grams (F)
Possession of Narcotic Drugs (F)
Maintain Drug Trafficking Place (F)

Case 17CF689 - Sentencing Hearing 1/25/19 @ 11:30 am
  • 5/11/17 - Complaint Filed - Initial Appearance -$10,000 Cash Bond set. No contact with multiple individuals.
  • 6/2/17 - Cash Bond adjusted down to $5,000. $5,000 Cash Bond posted with Sheriff.
  • 6/11/18 - Plea Hearing - Defendant enters No Contest Pleas
  • 1/8/19 - Letter received by court regarding Bail
Steven Patske

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