Lincoln County Sheriff’s reports
A 55-year-old Merrill man was arrested last Sunday evening after deputies responded to a report of a disturbance in the Town of Merrill. Just after 8 p.m., a caller reported the disturbance on Wood Duck Lane. When deputies arrived they learned an intoxicated man caused damage throughout the household and struck a woman several times with a guitar. When the woman tried to call for help the suspect took away her phone. The suspect was not there when deputies arrived but he was stopped a short time later when he was driving near the residence. Deputies noted the main displayed signs of impairment and placed him through field sobriety tests before taking him into custody for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated first offense. When the man was brought to the Lincoln County Jail where he was charged with disorderly conduct, battery and intimidating a victim. He was held overnight in the Lincoln County Jail. At an initial court appearance on Monday, the man was released by a Lincoln County Judge on a signature bond.
A 51-year-old Tomahawk man was arrested on Monday evening on a warrant charge. A deputy located the man at his home on South Tomahawk Avenue and took him into custody just after 6 p.m. A warrant was issued by the Lincoln County Court for the man charging him with felony counts of first degree sexual assault of a child and exposing child to harmful materials. The warrant was issued based on an incident that occurred in March. The man was brought to the Lincoln County Jail and held on a cash bond.
Deputies arrested a 25-year-old Tomahawk man on Thursday evening after he failed to appear at a scheduled court hearing. The man failed to appear on Thursday at a hearing where he faced several drug charges including possession of methamphetamine. When the man failed to show, the Lincoln County District Attorney asked deputies to seek out the man and requested an additional charge of bail jumping be added when he was found. Deputies found the man in a home on West Wisconsin Avenue in Tomahawk just before 6 p.m. He was brought to the Lincoln County Jail and held on the warrant and the additional bail jumping charge. At a bond hearing on Friday the man was released on another signature bond.
A 61-year-old Tomahawk man was arrested Saturday morning on Lake Mohawksin after the Recreation Deputy checking on a boat registration made a drug arrest. When the deputy made contact with the boat, he could smell the strong odor of marijuana in the air and immediately saw a pipe commonly used to smoke marijuana sitting on the driver’s console. The driver of the boat admitted the pipe was used to smoke marijuana and turned over a pill bottle that contained the drug. The man was brought to the Lincoln County Jail where he was charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. He was released after posting a cash bond Saturday afternoon.
Deputies took a 43-year-old Marshall man into custody on Saturday morning after responding to a reckless driving complaint. A deputy was checking US Hwy. 8 after it was reported a vehicle was traveling all over the roadway. The deputy found the vehicle stopped in a driveway on US Hwy. 8 and made contact with the driver. Field sobriety tests did not reveal signs of impairment and it was determined that the driving behavior was caused by the man trying to operate a vehicle owned by a friend which was equipped with an Ignition Interlock Device, with which he was unfamiliar. The man was found to have a warrant for drugs through the Dane County Sheriff and he was also operating with a revoked license. The driver was brought to the Lincoln County Jail where he was cited for operating after revocation and later released after posting a cash bond.
A 19-year-old Weston man was arrested Saturday afternoon on a warrant charge. The Recreation Deputy made contact with the man as he boated on Lake Nokomis after noting he was not showing registration. As the deputy investigated, he learned the man was wanted by the Waushara County Sheriff for resisting arrest and for possessing drug paraphernalia. The man was brought to the Lincoln County Jail and held on the warrant charge and he was also cited for non-registration, not having a safety certificate and for failing to have the proper number of personal flotation devices.
The number of car deer crashes remains high with 12 being reported this past week. Also on Friday, a Sussex woman struck and killed a bear cub on US Hwy. 51 just south of US Hwy. 8 north of Tomahawk.