Waupaca County criminal sentencing June 14
Recent convictions and sentencing from felony cases in circuit court.
• Judge Vicki Clussman sentenced Dillan J. Young, 24, Weyauwega, to three years in state prison and three years of extended supervision.
Young was convicted of felony delivery of heroin. Charges of possession of narcotics, drug trafficking and possession of drug paraphernalia were dismissed but read into the court record for sentencing purposes.
Clussman also ordered that Young’s sentence be served concurrently to the sentence he is serving now.
In September 2014, Young was sentenced to two years in prison after being convicted of burglary and felony bail jumping. He was returned to society under the earned release program on Oct. 26, 2015.
Young’s extended supervision was revoked on Feb. 18, after he was arrested on the above narcotics charges.
Young is scheduled for release from prison on June 8, 2017.
• Judge Raymond Huber placed Nicholas Schulke, 30, Waupaca, on five years of probation, sentenced him to six months in jail, then stayed three months of the sentence. He also ordered Schulke to perform one hour of community service each week of probation until he finds a full-time job. Schulke was also assessed $1,121 in court costs and restitution for the money a police informant used to buy drugs from him.
Schulke was convicted of felony delivery of heroin and drug trafficking. Two counts of delivery of heroin were dismissed but read into the record.
• Huber placed Lisa M. Newton, 35, Neenah, on two years of probation with the conditions that she not possess any illegal substances, obtain all her prescription drugs from one pharmacy and notify her probation officer of any changes in her prescriptions. He also assessed her $761 in court costs.
Newton was convicted of felony bail jumping and possession of drug paraphernalia. Two counts of felony bail jumping, three counts of misdemeanor bail jumping and one count of obstructing an officer were dismissed but read into the record.
• Huber placed Tyler J. Pellerino, 19, Waupaca, on two years of probation, stayed a 60-day jail sentence, and ordered him to perform 100 days of community service.
Pellerino was convicted of two counts of taking a vehicle without the owner’s consent and one count of misdemeanor bail jumping in three separate criminal cases, all filed in February.
Huber also ordered Pellerino to pay a total of $1,382 in court costs and restitution.
• Huber placed Jared W. Mande, 25, Scandinavia, on three years of probation with the conditions that he write a letter of apology to Waupaca Police Officer Bret Rodenz, participate in any counseling recommended by his probation agent and have only valid prescriptions filled by a single pharmacy.
Mande was convicted of possession of narcotics and felony bail jumping in two separate criminal cases. Charges of possession of drug paraphernalia were dismissed but read into the record.
• Clussman placed Cory K. Guyette, 22, Bear Creek, on two years of probation with the conditions that he not possess any weapons and participate in any counseling recommended by his agent. The judge also assessed Guyette $1,229 in court costs and domestic abuse surcharges.
Guyette was convicted of two counts of disorderly conduct and one misdemeanor count of intentionally pointing a firearm at another person, which was amended from the original felony charge of reckless endangerment.
Charges of battery and disorderly conduct were dismissed but read into the record.
• Clussman sentenced Thomas Holtz, 46, Winnebago County jail, to 18 months in state prison and 30 months of extended supervision. She assesed Holtz $908 in court costs and restitution.
Holtz was convicted of taking a vehicle without the owner’s consent. A charge of fraud at a gas station was dismissed and read into the record.
Holtz is currently serving six months in jail in Winnebago County, where he was convicted of fleeing an officer and resisting an officer.
• Clussman placed Dustin J. Groelle, 36, Manitowoc, on two years of probation. As conditions of his probation, Groelle must serve five days in jail and pay $1,145 in fines and court costs. He must install an ignition interlock on his vehicle, and his license is revoked for one year.
Groelle was convicted of a first OWI, which became a felony because he had underage passengers at the time of his arrest. A charge of possession of amphetamines was dismissed and read into the record.
• Judge Philip Kirk placed Aaron M. Fredin, 43, New London, on two years of probation and assessed him $686 in court costs.
Fredin was convicted of attempted battery and disorderly conduct, which were amended from felony charges of using a computer to facilitate a child sex crime, and attempting to expose harmful materials to a child. Charges of attempted sexual assault of a child and child enticement were dismissed but read into the record.
Fredin was arrested on Nov. 28, 2015, in a New London park after arranging through Facebook messages to meet with an undercover officer posing as a 14-year-old girl.
• Kirk placed Aaron B. VanDyke, 26, Appleton, on three years of probation with the conditions that he serve six months in jail, obtain full-time employment and not possess any illegal substances.
VanDyke was convicted of felony delivery of heroin. Charges of drug trafficking and possession of drug paraphernalia were dismissed but read into the record.
• Huber placed Tiffany T. Socha, 24, Tigerton, on one year of probation and ordered her to pay $3,533 in court costs and restitution.
Socha was convicted of misdemeanor theft. A felony charge of taking a vehicle without consent was dismissed on a motion by the prosecutor.
• Kirk placed Kevin J. Ott, 19, Black Creek, on three years of probation and ordered him to pay $2,962 in court costs and restitution. The judge stayed 75 days of a 90-day sentence and ordered Ott not to possess any illegal substances or have contact with any of his nine alleged victims while on probation. If Ott successfully completes probation, his record will be expunged.
Ott was convicted of five misdemeanor counts of theft. Four counts of burglary, four more counts of theft, two counts of criminal damage to property, and one count of possession of methamphetamine were dismissed but read into the record.
• Clussman placed Dustin K. Arndt, 19, Weyauwega, on one year of probation and stayed a 45-day jail sentence. She also ordered Arndt to pay $2,945 in restitution and court costs.
Arndt was convicted of taking a vehicle without consent. A misdemeanor theft charge was dismissed but read into the record.