Friday, September 25, 2020

Monroe County Circuit Court

Bruce E. Smith
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 10:30am
A 63-year old Sparta man is facing a lengthy prison term after being convicted last week for sexual assaults against a child that took place in the early 1990s. On Aug. 27, a  Monroe County jury found Bruce E. Smith guilty of first degree sexual assault of a child and one count of incest with a...
Travis and Amy Headrick
Monday, August 10, 2020 - 10:49am
During a sentencing hearing in Monroe County Circuit Court Friday, District Attorney Kevin Croninger said Travis and Amy Headrick treated their children more like livestock than humans.  The Melvina couple, who pled guilty to two counts of child neglect and one count of false imprisonment on Feb....
Michael R. Hartmann
Monday, August 10, 2020 - 10:47am
The alleged shooter in a June 11 homicide in Sparta is being held on a $2 million cash bond. Monroe County Circuit Judge Troy Ziegler set the high bond for Michael R. Hartmann, 38, Milwaukee, who is charged in the shooting death of 61-year old Anthony Koopman. Police arrested  Hartmann in Butler,...
Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 10:25am
Police arrested a second suspect in the shooting death of a Sparta man in June. Michael J. Hartmann, 38, Milwaukee is currently in the Monroe County Jail after being arrested in Butler, Wis. Earlier this week. Hartmann is facing felony murder-armed robbery and other charges in connection with the...
Samuel R. Walker
Monday, July 27, 2020 - 10:16am
On July 24, at approximately 11:58 p.m., the Monroe County Communications Center received a 911 call reporting a fight at Barron’s Gentlemen’s Club where a suspect was allegedly in possession of a knife. The caller reported that one subject had been stabbed and the suspect had fled into the woods....
Timothy E. Leclercq
Monday, July 13, 2020 - 9:47am
A 43-year-old Tomah man was charged in Monroe County Circuit Court with operating while intoxicated as a fourth offense and operating without a valid license after police received a call of suspicious behavior on July 1. At approximately 7:14 p.m., officers received a call about a male subject that...
Carlton S. Bullard
Monday, July 13, 2020 - 9:44am
Carlton S. Bullard, 52, of Louisville, KY was recently found guilty in Monroe County Circuit Court of second-degree sexual assault by use of force and sentenced to five years in state prison with a 167-day sentence credit and 15 years extended supervision. On Sept. 14, 2007, at approximately 1:59 a...
Allen A. Fawcett
Monday, June 1, 2020 - 10:17am
Allen A. Fawcett, 33, of Taylor was charged in Monroe County Circuit Court with attempted first-degree intentional homicide by use of a dangerous weapon as domestic abuse. On May 18, Sparta officers were called to a residence on Kent St. in Sparta for a report of threats. The caller reported she...
Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 10:59am
The plaintiffs in a civil lawsuit accusing 10 county board supervisors of open meetings violations got almost everything they asked for at a hearing Monday in Monroe County Circuit Court that brought to a close a legal ordeal that began two years ago. La Crosse County Judge Scott Horne, who...
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 10:07am
The Monroe County Board met in closed session Wednesday night to discuss the recent trail in which 10 of the supervisors were found by a jury to be in violation of Open Meetings Law. While no decisions were disclosed in open session, the attorney representing the board was there, presumably to...


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