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Circuit Court: Jan. 3, 2018
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Green County


• Jesse Ray Whaley, 36, Freeport, pleaded no contest Dec. 4 to Class A misdemeanor charges of criminal damage to property and two counts of theft. Six other misdemeanors, including entry into a locked coin box and theft, and a felony charge of possessing burglarious tools, were dismissed as part of a plea deal. Whaley was sentenced to two years on probation, with conditions that he pay restitution, maintain employment, stay sober, undergo an evaluation for alcohol or drug abuse and comply with all recommended treatment. Court records indicate Whaley used a pry bar, two screwdrivers and a hammer to break into soda vending machines at three businesses in Monroe: Lucky 7, 710 21st St.; AmericInn, 424 4th Ave.; and Badger Express Lube, 609 W. 10th 1/2 St. In total, about $95 was taken from the machines.

• Gary A. Endres, 57, Monticello, pleaded no contest Dec. 6 to a forfeiture citation for disorderly conduct, downgraded from a misdemeanor, and was fined $217.10. Court records indicate three concerned children in Endres' home on South Madison Street called police Dec. 16, 2016, to report that he was "excessively" drinking hard liquor, yelling and being verbally abusive during a family dispute.

• Charley A. Tossi, 20, Monroe, entered a one-year deferred prosecution agreement Dec. 6 on a Class A misdemeanor charge of prostitution, with conditions that she attend quarterly monitoring conferences and undergo an assessment for alcohol and/or drug abuse and follow through with all recommended treatment. If she successfully fulfills the terms of the agreement, the charge will be fully dismissed. Court records indicate that Tossi agreed to have sex for money with Ricky A. Erving, Jr., 30, Monroe, at an apartment in Monroe in July. Erving is also charged with prostitution, in a case that is still pending. The incident first came to police attention when Tossi's friend, Samantha Ann Newman, 21, Madison, reported Erving for sexual assault. Newman was subsequently charged with obstructing an officer for initially lying to police about the circumstances of the incident and is in a deferred prosecution agreement on the case. An investigation revealed the incident involved intoxication and a dispute over money. Erving admitted to trying to "take advantage" of Tossi's and Newman's financial situations.

• Jesse Alan Partridge, 25, Brodhead, pleaded no contest Dec. 8 to a misdemeanor charge of possessing an illegally obtained prescription and was sentenced to nine months on probation, with the condition that he undergo any recommended treatment or counseling. Court records indicate Partridge sold 15 tablets of morphine for $120 to a confidential informant with the Stateline Area Narcotics Team outside the Monroe Public Library on Oct. 7, 2016.

• Tessa Jean Mielke, 26, Janesville, was sentenced Dec. 8 to two years of probation for revoking the terms of her deferred prosecution agreement on misdemeanor convictions of theft and receiving or concealing stolen property, related to 2015 offenses of forging checks and stealing a rifle and collectible coins from her boyfriend's parents in Brodhead. Court records indicate she broke the terms of her agreement by failing to pay restitution or comply with court-ordered drug and alcohol counseling. She is ordered to pay $1,330 in restitution on a $50/month payment plan.