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Circuit Court: July 15, 2020
Circuit Court

Green County


●  Travis Lee Hawkins, 40, Brodhead, was charged May 11 with one count each of felony and misdemeanor bail jumping, stemming from a May 9 traffic stop by Brodhead police on a pickup truck Hawkins was driving, in violation of bond conditions from a prior case stipulating that Hawkins not drive.

●  Caleb Mark Elmer, 17, Monroe, and Luke Freddie Johnson, 17, Albany, were charged May 14 with one Class H felony count of theft as a party to a crime. Elmer was also charged with one Class H felony count of receiving stolen property. The cases stem from the theft on April 7 of a $1,000 custom-built AK-47 rifle and about $3,000 worth of ammunition and other gun accessories from a vehicle parked in the 200 block of 3rd Avenue in New Glarus. A neighbor called police at 3:10 a.m. after seeing a group of teenagers “sprinting down the roadway” carrying a large case, getting into a pickup truck and speeding away. Police reports included with the criminal complaint indicate investigators combed through dozens of texts and Snapchat videos and interviewed numerous area teenagers about the theft, including minors. Some teens could be seen posing with or shooting the gun on video; a couple claimed it had been traded and sold into the Chicago market.

●  Douglas B. Scace, 49, Browntown, pleaded no contest May 21 to a Class H felony charge of child abuse and two misdemeanor counts of battery. He entered an 18-month deferred prosecution agreement on the felony and was sentenced to 18 months on probation for the misdemeanors, with conditions that he not possess or consume intoxicants. He is also ordered to undergo any treatment and counseling deemed appropriate, including anger management. If he complies, the felony will be dismissed. His court assessments total $886. The case stems from an Aug. 1 incident in Monroe. Police and Green County Human Services investigated a report that Scace struck a 15-year-old with an electrical cord, leaving a mark. Scace told police he was disciplining the teen for falling asleep on the floor.

●  Nathan Eric Parkin, 19, Monroe, was charged May 21 with one Class H felony count of theft, two misdemeanor counts of theft and one count of altering identity marks. The case stems from an investigation into a May 17 theft of a wallet, Remington rifle and ammunition out of a pickup truck parked near Recreation Park in Monroe. The wallet was later recovered with cash missing and the rifle was recovered in Parkin’s bedroom closet with the serial number scratched off, according to the criminal complaint.

●  Thor Alexander Crapp, 32, Monticello, was charged June 2 with three counts of felony bail jumping and one Class I felony count of possessing an illegal article as an inmate. The case stems from a search of Crapp’s clothing May 27 when he turned himself in on a probation warrant at the Green County Jail. Crapp told the deputy handling his booking that he was addicted to heroin, uses Suboxone three times daily to treat his dependency and just had his prescription filled prior to coming into the jail, according to the deputy’s report. During a strip search, the deputy found 41 packets of Suboxone concealed in Crapp’s boxers. When questioned, Crapp “became a little emotional and advised he did not think he would get his prescription Suboxone and was afraid of going through withdrawals. He advised he thought he could bring them in and use them as prescribed, but without jail staff’s knowledge.” The deputy told Crapp “he should have just been honest with us instead of trying to smuggle a narcotic drug back into the blocks.” Crapp said he “knew he should have said something” and reiterated his concern about not being able to take the medication while in jail.

●  Jacquilyn Helen Rowley, 27, Monroe, pleaded no contest June 4 to misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct and second-offense operating while intoxicated. Related charges including a felony count of battery or threat to a law enforcement officer were dismissed. She was sentenced to 45 days in jail and two years on probation. Her court assessments total $2,261. The case stems from a Jan. 19 traffic crash on Wis. 11. Rowley’s vehicle veered off the road, down a steep embankment and got stuck in the ditch. She and her passenger reported no injuries. Rowley was arrested on suspicion of OWI and taken to the Monroe Clinic ER for a blood draw. While there, “Rowley caused a disturbance and threatened to kill a law enforcement officer,” according to police reports.

●  David Richard Hudson, 29, Freeport, was charged June 15 with theft and receiving stolen property, both Class I felonies. The case stems from a Feb. 8 theft of tires and rims from a vehicle parked at Ruda Chevrolet Toyota, 104 8th St., Monroe, according to police.

●  Vincent Michael Ott, 30, La Crosse, was charged June 22 with Class H felony counts of bail jumping and failure to report to jail. Court records indicate he failed to report to jail June 19. He’s also charged in La Crosse County with felony bail jumping and possessing narcotic drugs on June 29.