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Circuit Court: Aug. 15, 2020
Circuit Court

Green County


●  Bajram Rushiti, 56, and D’Andra L. Winegar (aka D’Andra L. Goedert), 57, both of Janesville, were charged July 1 with two Class I felony counts each of theft by contractor as a party to a crime. Their cases are based on an investigation by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. The criminal complaint alleges Rushiti, doing business as “Mr. Blacktop,” and his girlfriend, Winegar, entered a contract with a rural Browntown couple for driveway work at their County M residence in June 2018. The couple paid $3,000 to Winegar as a down payment to Mr. Blacktop, but Rushiti “failed to complete any work and has failed to provide a refund.” Court records show Rushiti and Winegar were both convicted in 2000 in Walworth County of felony theft by fraud.

●  Dennis E. Beutel, 49, Monroe, was sentenced July 8 to one year in jail after his probation was revoked in multiple cases, mostly for felony and misdemeanor convictions related to drinking alcohol in violation of bond conditions or for disorderly behavior while intoxicated. On July 20, he also had his probation revoked on theft convictions in Lafayette County and was sentenced to concurrent jail time. He was granted Huber release privileges for employment or VA Benefit Services appointments so long as he remains alcohol-free. Judge James Beer told Beutel, “I hope you will continue to seek help with the Veterans Administration. There is help at Human Services as well ... Don’t be shy or afraid to seek it out.” On July 28, Beutel was arrested again in Monroe, charged with bail jumping and once more signed a signature bond with conditions not to drink or go into bars or liquor stores.

●  Matthew Wayne Schmid, 40, Monroe, had his deferred prosecution agreement revoked July 9 on a felony charge of possessing narcotic drugs and had his probation revoked on a felony conviction of bail jumping. He was sentenced to one year in jail on the bail jumping conviction and two years on probation for the narcotics conviction. His court assessments in each case total $518.

●  Victor Alexander McDonald, 24, Brodhead, was charged July 10 with felony counts of exposing a child to harmful material and exposing genitals, both as a repeat offender. The case stems from an investigation into photos he allegedly sent to and solicited from a 16-year-old Brodhead girl in August 2019 via social media accounts. One of the photos was flagged by Facebook and reported to the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force as “possible child pornography.” The Wisconsin Department of Justice referred the case to Brodhead police in February. McDonald signed a $400 cash bond July 28 with conditions that he have no contact with anyone younger than 18 and not use the internet.

●  Ian Michael Schultz, 22, Monticello, pleaded no contest July 17 to a Class F felony charge of causing injury by intoxicated use of a vehicle. He was sentenced to three years on probation with a conditional six months in jail and ordered to undergo treatment and counseling. He owes $250 in court fees and $77,319.31 in restitution. His license is revoked two years. The case stems from a head-on crash April 25, 2019 east of Juda on Wis. 11/81 near County OK. Schultz was critically injured in the crash and airlifted to a Madison hospital. The other driver, Neil E. Franzen of Anchorage, Alaska, was also hospitalized. Minutes before the crash, a witness reported seeing Schultz’s sedan run a stop sign at County GG and Wis. 11/81. The sedan was missing a front tire and being driven on the rim.

●  Austin Kempfer, 21, New Glarus, was charged July 20 with two counts of felony bail jumping, stemming from a traffic stop April 24 in Blanchardville. The criminal complaint indicates he was found to be drinking in the vehicle and lied to an officer about his identity, both violations of his bond conditions in a pending case that he not consume alcohol or commit new crimes.

●  Raymond D. Call, 40, Mount Morris, Illinois, pleaded no contest July 23 to Class I felony charges of criminal damage to property and possession of THC as a second or greater offense. A Class F felony charge of theft was dismissed but “read in.” He was sentenced to three years on probation and ordered to pay an as-yet-determined amount of restitution. His court assessments total $1,036. The case stems from an investigation into the theft of plants from an industrial hemp farm south of Juda. The owner estimated crop damages of $40,000 to $50,000. An arrest warrant is still out for Call’s codefendant, 23-year-old Rigoberto L. Garcia of Rockford.

●  Timothy James Paul Mohlmann, 29, Monroe, was charged July 24 with a Class C felony count of second-degree sexual assault of an unconscious victim, stemming from an incident July 4. The criminal complaint indicates he came home late from a wedding party and, after deciding to lie down and go to sleep on the living room floor, he reached around and sexually touched a person sleeping nearby. She told police she moved his hand away and then got up and left the room. Mohlmann told police it was accidental and he thought the person was his wife. At his initial appearance, his defense attorney called the case “probably one of the most minor second-degree sexual assault (cases) that I’ve ever seen” and argued for no cash bond. The judge imposed a $2,000 cash bond, which Mohlmann posted the next day. He is under bond conditions not to drink or go into bars or liquor stores.

●  Craig O. Albright, 49, Mason, Michigan, was charged July 28 with one Class I felony count of failure to pay child support for four or more months in 2017.

●  Pierre Gaddi Sanon, 36, Belleville, was charged July 28 with three Class C felony counts of child sexual exploitation, stemming from a search warrant executed on his home at 96 Green View Drive. According to Belleville police, the investigation began in May with a cybertip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children related to the distribution of child sexual abuse imagry, and several items of evidence were seized during the search of his home.