Monday, August 26, 2019

Notable Court Cases - August 26 to August 30, 2019




Notable Court Cases 8/26 through 8/30/2019

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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)


1. Daniel Hernandez
Manufacture or Deliver Schedule I or II Narcotics / 2nd+ Offense (F)
Manufacture or Deliver Heroin < 3 grams / 2nd+ Offense (F)
Manufacture or Deliver Heroin < 3 grams / 2nd+ Offense - PTAC (F)
Possession of Narcotic Drugs / 2nd+ Offense (F)

Case 19CF453 - Plea/Sentencing Hearing 8/26/19 @ 3:00 pm
  • 3/27/19 - Arrested & booked into Brown County Jail
    • Booking charges match all above plus 2 Felony Probation Violation Charges
  • 3/29/19 - Complaint Filed - Initial Appearance - $15,000 Cash Bond set. No contact with specific individual - absolute sobriety.



2. Sai Vang
Shove Police or Fire Animals - Cause Injury / Use of Dangerous Weapon (F)
Disorderly Conduct / Use of Dangerous Weapon (M)
Resisting or Obstructing an Officer (M)

Case 19CF518 - Competency Hearing 8/27/19 @ 1:30 pm
  • 4/9/19 - Arrested & booked into Brown County Jail after domestic dispute. Stabbed K-9 Pyro, severely injuring him - local news story here
    • Booking Charges: Harass Police or Fire Animals - Cause Injury (F), 2nd Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety (F), Resisting or Obstructing an Officer - Compounding Crime (M), and a Felony Probation Violation
  • 4/10/19 - Complaint Filed - Initial Appearance - $10,000 Cash Bond set. Defendant to possess no dangerous weapons - take all medications. 
  • 4/17/19 - Status Conference - Court finds good cause to exceed time limits. Bond Continues.
  • 4/22/19 - Competency Hearing - Court orders Competency Exam. Bond Continues.
    • 5/6/19 - Competency Report
  • 5/24/19 - Competency Hearing - Court schedules contested Competency Hearing. Court to determine if testimony of doctor is to be a confidential proceeding at start of next hearing. Bond continues. Evidentiary Hearing scheduled for 5/30/19
    • 5/29/19 - Letter from Defense in Support of Motion to Close Competency Hearing
  • 5/30/19 - Order for Commitment of Treatment - Defendant found not competent to stand trial.
    • Evidentiary hearing proceeds on competency findings of Department of Human Services (DHS). Court adopts report and commits Defendant for Treatment to DHS.
  • 8/22/19 - Competency Report



3. Zachary Zastawniak (Mugshot not available)
Child Sexual Exploitation / Employ, Use, or Induce by Person Under 18 (F) - 3 counts

Case 18CF131 - Plea/Sentencing Hearing 8/27/19 @ 11:15 am
  • 1/23/18 - Complaint Filed - Arrest Warrant Authorized - 1/24/19 - Arrest Warrant Issued
  • 2/28/18 - Return on Warrant / Initial Appearance - $5,000 Signature Bond set & signed.
  • No possession of any camera and no use of Snap Chat.
  • 4/24/18 - Arraignment - Defendant enters Not Guilty Plea to all counts
  • 4/2/19 - Notice of Motion to Enter Other Acts into Evidence - State's Brief in Support of Motion to Admit Other Acts




4. Gregory Mattern
Possession of Child Pornography (F)

Case 18CF220 - Sentencing Hearing 8/30/19 @ 1:30 pm
  • 2/1/18 - Complaint Filed - Initial Appearance - $25,000 Cash Bond set. 
    • Defendant to have no unsupervised contact with any minors. May not engage in any file sharing activity.
  • 3/21/18 - Defendant's demand for speedy trial
  • 6/25/19 - Plea Hearing - Defendant enters No Contest Plea


5. Elisha Varguez
2nd Degree Reckless Injury / Domestic Abuse (F)
Resisting or Obstructing an Officer (M)
Possession of THC (M)
Disorderly Conduct / Domestic Abuse (M) - Charge Dismissed, but Read In
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (M) - Charge Dismissed, but Read In

Case 19CF135 - Sentencing Hearing 8/29/19 @ 10:00 am
  • 1/28/19 - Complaint Filed - Initial Appearance - $5,000 Signature Bond set. No contact with listed individuals. Maintain absolute sobriety. No possession of weapons. No presence in taverns or liquor stores.
  • 7/29/19 - Plea Hearing - Defendant enters Guilty Plea for 2nd Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety, Resisting or Obstructing an Officer & Possession of THC.


6. Michael Strebel
Possession of Child Pornography (F) - 5 counts
Prostitution / Non-Marital Sexual Intercourse (M)
Possession with Intent - Amphetamine <= 3 grams / 2nd+ Offense (F)
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (M)

Case 18CF1428 - Plea Hearing 8/30/19 @ 3:30 pm
  • 10/4/18 - Complaint Filed - Initial Appearance - $10,000 Signature Bond set.
    • Report to Day Center no later than 3 pm on 10/5/18. No contact with victim or victim's children. No unsupervised contact with any minors. 3rd Party can pick up personal belongings.
  • 10/9/18 - Report from Day Report Center - NOT APPROPRIATE
  • 10/11/18 - Adjourned Initial Appearance - $25,000 Cash Bond set. No contact order remains in place. No unsupervised contact with any minors.
  • 12/20/18 - Defendant's Motion to Dismiss. 
  • 1/14/19 - Arraignment - Not Guilty Pleas entered



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