Home invasion convict extradited
New London man faces new charges
Waupaca County Circuit Court issued an arrest warrant for Brandon S. Luter, 32, formerly of New London.
Luter is charged with concealing stolen property, possession of methamphetamine and possession of illegally obtained prescription drugs.
On Jan. 17, 2019, New London police executed a search warrant on Luter’s home where they seized meth, marijuana and prescription drugs.
They also found coins that had been stolen during an armed robbery and home invasion in Marenisco, Michigan.
Gogebic County Circuit Court in Michigan sentenced Luter to 6 1/2 years to 20 years in prison on Dec. 3, 2019.
Luter was convicted of first-degree home invasion and receiving and concealing stolen property.
The Michigan Department of Corrections lists Luter as an inmate at Alger Correctional Facility in Munising, Michigan.
Shortly before 4 a.m. on Dec. 18, 2018, Luter and two other men broke into the Michigan home, woke the man who lived there, pistol whipped and tied him up before ransacking his house.
The victim was able to free himself and call police.
Among the items reported stolen were gold and silver bars, cash and coins.
Gogebic County investigators traced the suspects back to New London, where they were arrested, then extradited to Michigan in February 2019.
In addition to the three men involved in the home invasion, two New London women were accused of selling the stolen items to pawn shops.
Todd M. Norton, 48, New London, was convicted of first-degree home invasion and assault with intent to do great bodily harm.
He was sentenced to 7-15 years in prison. He died on Oct. 23, 2019.
Travis Ramirez, 32, Appleton, is charged with armed robbery, first-degree home invasion, assault with intent to do great bodily harm and possessing a weapon while committing a felony. His case is still pending.
Amber Jo Dorschner, 41, New London, was convicted of attempted receiving and concealing stolen property and placed on one year of probation.
Heather M. Worm, 37, New London, was sentenced to 352 days in jail for receiving and concealing stolen property.
The judge gave her credit for the 352 days she spent in jail while her case was pending.
The Michigan court ordered all five defendants to jointly pay $68,838 in restitution.
Back to Wisconsin
After Luter was sentenced in Michigan, Outagamie County extradited Luter to face felony bail jumping charges.
Currently in custody in Outagamie County, Luter is scheduled for a jury trial on May 15.
In addition to the most recent Waupaca County charges against Luter, he has pending felony cases here.
On Aug. 31, 2018, Waupaca County charged Luter with operating a vehicle without consent, burglary, possession of burglarious tools and possession of a controlled substance for two incidents. https://waupacanow.wpengine.com/2018/09/17/suspect-charged-with-burglary/
Before the cases could be closed, Luter was extradited to Michigan.