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An Antigo man who racked up an extensive list of criminal trouble in 2016 and 2017, was sentenced to six years in prison Wednesday in Langlade County Circuit Court.

Anthony E. Kegler, 37, 947 1/2 Forrest Ave., had a total of four cases brought before Judge John Rhode, and pled no contest to four felonies in two of the cases as part of a plea agreement with the Langlade County District Attorney’s Office.

Kegler was ordered to a six year prison term on a charge of burglary to a building or dwelling, which will consist of two years initial confinement and four years of extended supervision.

He also received three and a half year prison sentences in a separate case for possession of methamphetamine and possession of narcotic drugs.

All the sentences will run concurrent to each other however.

The fourth plea, to a possession of a controlled substance count, resulted in a time served sentence.

According to online court records, authorities responded to a disturbance at a Second Avenue home on April 5, 2016 involving Kegler and found him walking away from the residence.

He was stopped and searched, with several used hypodermic needles allegedly found in his front pants pocket. A baggy of methamphetamine, bindle of heroin, several empty jewel bags with meth residue and three suboxone packets were also found in his possession.

The burglary case dated to July of 2016 when a search warrant related to illegal drug activity was executed at a residence on Second Avenue, and Kegler’s vehicle was found parked out front.

K-9 Officer Natscho was brought to the scene and alerted to the presence of a controlled substance inside the unlocked vehicle. An ensuing search turned up Alprazolam pills, a Schedule IV controlled substance.

Information was also received during the search warrant execution of Kegler’s involvement in a prior night burglary of a Clermont Street garage in which a number of tools were reported stolen. Kegler apparently admitted to the thefts.

Kegler must also pay court costs in the matters and restitution in the amount of $2,467.10.

Eleven other charges were dismissed, but read in.

Several other sentences were handed down Wednesday on serious charges, with all defendants reaching plea deals.

—Crystal A. Ross, 24, 1203 Plattsburg St., pled no contest to three charges, while a slew of others were dismissed, but read in. The case, dating all the way back to 2014, involved consolidation of charges from Marathon County as well.

Ross entered no contest pleas to charges of possession with intent to deliver THC, maintaining a drug trafficking place and retail theft.

She will serve a term of two years probation, must pay court costs, undergo a drug and alcohol assessment, counseling, and maintain full-time employment during her period of supervision. A 120 day jail term was also imposed, but stayed.

Online records show Ross was a passenger in a vehicle stopped by authorities after being seen leaving a home under surveillance for suspected illegal drug activity on August 21, 2014.

A search of the vehicle and its occupants allegedly turned up a plastic container inside Ross’ purse containing two baggies of marijuana and a marijuana pipe in the side packet of the purse.

A later search of a bedroom in Ross’ home revealed a total of 12 baggies of marijuana, along with a digital scale, empty plastic baggies, several marijuana pipes, and magazines containing instructions on growing marijuana plants.

—James W. Schmit, 29, 717 Third Ave., received two separate probation terms, consisting of one and two years each, after pleading no contest to a charge of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud, and retail theft.

Schmit must also pay court costs, undergo a drug and alcohol assessment, maintain absolute sobriety and full-time employment, as well as undergoing any counseling deemed necessary, and have no contact with the victim business.

In addition, he will need to pay restitution in the amount of $347.17.

Records show investigation into a fraudulent prescription presented at Lakeside Pharmacy in Antigo in April of 2016 showed Schmit had allegedly written over and altered a prescription in an attempt to obtain an increased dosage.

The retail theft charges allege Schmit left Lakeside with three prescriptions for which he did not pay in January 2016. The prescriptions totaled over $250.
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Prison time for Antigo man on burglary, drug charges
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An Antigo man who racked up an extensive list of criminal trouble in 2016 and 2017, was sentenced to six years in prison Wednesday in Langlade County Circuit Court.

Anthony E. Kegler, 37, 947 1/2 Forrest Ave., had a total of four cases brought before Judge John Rhode, and pled no contest to four felonies in two of the cases as part of a plea agreement with the Langlade County District Attorney’s Office.

Kegler was ordered to a six year prison term on a charge of burglary to a building or dwelling, which will consist of two years initial confinement and four years of extended supervision.

He also received three and a half year prison sentences in a separate case for possession of methamphetamine and possession of narcotic drugs.

All the sentences will run concurrent to each other however.

The fourth plea, to a possession of a controlled substance count, resulted in a time served sentence.

According to online court records, authorities responded to a disturbance at a Second Avenue home on April 5, 2016 involving Kegler and found him walking away from the residence.

He was stopped and searched, with several used hypodermic needles allegedly found in his front pants pocket. A baggy of methamphetamine, bindle of heroin, several empty jewel bags with meth residue and three suboxone packets were also found in his possession.

The burglary case dated to July of 2016 when a search warrant related to illegal drug activity was executed at a residence on Second Avenue, and Kegler’s vehicle was found parked out front.

K-9 Officer Natscho was brought to the scene and alerted to the presence of a controlled substance inside the unlocked vehicle. An ensuing search turned up Alprazolam pills, a Schedule IV controlled substance.

Information was also received during the search warrant execution of Kegler’s involvement in a prior night burglary of a Clermont Street garage in which a number of tools were reported stolen. Kegler apparently admitted to the thefts.

Kegler must also pay court costs in the matters and restitution in the amount of $2,467.10.

Eleven other charges were dismissed, but read in.

Several other sentences were handed down Wednesday on serious charges, with all defendants reaching plea deals.

—Crystal A. Ross, 24, 1203 Plattsburg St., pled no contest to three charges, while a slew of others were dismissed, but read in. The case, dating all the way back to 2014, involved consolidation of charges from Marathon County as well.

Ross entered no contest pleas to charges of possession with intent to deliver THC, maintaining a drug trafficking place and retail theft.

She will serve a term of two years probation, must pay court costs, undergo a drug and alcohol assessment, counseling, and maintain full-time employment during her period of supervision. A 120 day jail term was also imposed, but stayed.

Online records show Ross was a passenger in a vehicle stopped by authorities after being seen leaving a home under surveillance for suspected illegal drug activity on August 21, 2014.

A search of the vehicle and its occupants allegedly turned up a plastic container inside Ross’ purse containing two baggies of marijuana and a marijuana pipe in the side packet of the purse.

A later search of a bedroom in Ross’ home revealed a total of 12 baggies of marijuana, along with a digital scale, empty plastic baggies, several marijuana pipes, and magazines containing instructions on growing marijuana plants.

—James W. Schmit, 29, 717 Third Ave., received two separate probation terms, consisting of one and two years each, after pleading no contest to a charge of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud, and retail theft.

Schmit must also pay court costs, undergo a drug and alcohol assessment, maintain absolute sobriety and full-time employment, as well as undergoing any counseling deemed necessary, and have no contact with the victim business.

In addition, he will need to pay restitution in the amount of $347.17.

Records show investigation into a fraudulent prescription presented at Lakeside Pharmacy in Antigo in April of 2016 showed Schmit had allegedly written over and altered a prescription in an attempt to obtain an increased dosage.

The retail theft charges allege Schmit left Lakeside with three prescriptions for which he did not pay in January 2016. The prescriptions totaled over $250.
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