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Bail continued at $100,000 in drug, sex case
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Bail originally set last week by Court Commissioner Jerry McCormack was continued at $100,000 cash by Langlade County Judge Fred Kawalski Monday for an Antigo man accused of having sex with a pre-teen girl after the pair allegedly smoked marijuana at his home.

Adam J. Marten of 633 1/2 Fifth Ave., faces seven counts in all including felony charges of first degree sexual assault of a child under the age of 16 by use or threat of force or violence, child enticement and manufacture or delivery of marijuana, specifically involving the distribution to minors.

He also stands accused of contributing to truancy, contributing to the delinquency of a child, obstructing an officer and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The incident allegedly occurred at Marten’s home last week.

Marten appeared at Monday’s hearing with representation from defense counsel Jessica Schuster whose request to lower bail was denied.

A status conference has been set in the matter for Dec. 29.


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Judge sets bail, accepts pleas in variety of criminal cases
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With time winding down to his retirement from the bench later this week, Judge Fred Kawalski set bail and accepted pleas in a number of criminal cases called Monday in Langlade County Circuit Court.

Peter S. Beattie, 56, of Bryant was allowed release on a $300 cash bond after entering a plea of not guilty to a third offense of driving while intoxicated.

The charge dates to Saturday when his vehicle was found in a ditch in the town of Polar. Court records showed at the time of his arrest, he had a breath alcohol reading of .15 percent, nearly twice the prohibited limit.

A $500 cash bond was established for Jordan J. Bessert, 31, of N614 Carley Road for resisting arrest and two counts of bail jumping stemming from an incident with sheriff’s deputies this past weekend. Authorities allege that following his involvement in a single vehicle crash, he ran from deputies, forcing the use of defensive tactics and pepper spray in order to bring him under control.

Bessert pleaded not guilty to the counts.

A Dec. 29 status conference was scheduled for Chaun C. LeSage, 35, of Townsend who was arrested last week when illegal contraband was allegedly fou
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Antigo Area Weekend Activities
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For some, Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year.

But for a hearty few, it’s deer hunting.

The start of the gun season—and the frenzy in the woods and at the stores that accompanies it—highlights the busiest weekend of the season across the region.

The Antigo Daily Journal’s advertising columns have been overflowing with open houses, Christmas bazaars and sales for the widows; and deals on hunting land, breakfasts, and supplies for the hunters.

A look ahead follows:

OPEN HOUSES, BAZAARS

Antigo United Methodist Church will host its Christmas bazaar on Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the church. There will be bakery, crafts, gifts, Christmas Past and cooking knives. For lunch, try a barbecue or baked potato with toppings.

Luxury Living Warehouse plans a wine tasting on Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Get 10 percent off wine plus browse specials throughout the store.

Antigo Visual Artists will hold a holiday art sale, with most items priced under $100, now through Christmas. The opening reception, with free refreshments, will be held Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the AVA Gallery located in the Langlade County Histo
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Man pleads for mercy, gets prison term for eighth OWI
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A man found guilty at trial last week for a repeat count of driving while intoxicated dropped to his knees and begged the court for mercy during his sentencing hearing Tuesday before Langlade County Judge Fred Kawalski.

“I will not fail this court...I will not fail society,” 53-year-old Michael Dettlaff pleaded, asking for a minimum sentence which would include treatment for his alcohol addiction.

The conviction was the 53-year-old’s eighth and stemmed from an arrest in August when he had a blood alcohol level of .31 percent, nearly four times the prohibited limit — even more based on the fact that the allowed reading drops for those with prior offenses.

He was caught when his vehicle was found stuck in a ditch on Bear Lake Road in the town of Rolling. His prior offenses occurred between 1989 and 2007.

For the crime, he will serve four years in prison with additional time potentially added due to pending punishment in Marathon County where his term of supervision for his seventh alcohol offense was revoked.

“Although I believe your words to be sincere I must also address the issue of protecting the public,” Judge Kawalski told the Wauwatosa
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Court action includes local drug, sex cases
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A former White Lake teen was sentenced in Langlade County Circuit Court Monday after pleading no contest to possessing marijuana.

Austin J. Dumke, 17, of Green Bay was fined $100 for the charge which dates to October. With added court costs, the total owed is around $500.

A $1,000 signature bond was set for Jamie L. Reynolds, 35, of 1010 1/2 Third Ave. on a felony count of possessing narcotic drugs as a second or subsequent offense.

The charge is a result of an investigation involving allegations that an acquaintance had illegally supplied Reynolds with prescription medication on several occasions over the past few years. She will return to court next month.

In an unrelated case, Brenda Michiel, 31, of Wabeno was allowed release on a $500 signature bond on counts of domestic disorderly conduct and causing criminal damage to property.

The counts involve a family dispute in the town of Ainsworth in October during which Michiel allegedly did damage to a garage with her vehicle while leaving the residence. The matter will return to court next month.

Brandon W. Neeman, 23, of Antigo entered pleas of not guilty to felony counts involving t
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