The following defendants were recently sentenced in Oconto County Circuit Court by either Judge Michael T. Judge or Judge Jay N. Conley. Felony counts punishable by a prison term are denoted with an "(F)." The sentence reported may not include every part of a defendant's sentence.
? Joel M. Tilkens, 29, of Oconto, was sentenced April 25 by Judge Judge in two drug cases. In the first case, Judge approved a three-year deferred prosecution agreement on a charge of possession with intent to deliver a non-narcotic-party to a crime. He also received nine months jail (credit 56 days) for obstructing an officer. Judge stayed the sentence and granted him three years probation. Those charges were filed Aug. 23 in connection with an incident on north Brazeau Avenue the previous evening. Sentencing on two other counts added on April 25, possession of a controlled substance and disorderly conduct-party to a crime, was withheld. In the second case, sentencing was withheld on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of THC, and granted three years probation, to run concurrently. The THC charge had been amended from possession with intent to deliver THC-less than 200g (F). Charges of maintaining a drug trafficking place (F) and bail jumping (F) were dismissed. Those charges had been filed Jan. 10, over a Jan. 8 investigation at his residence on Smith Avenue. Tilkens was ordered to undergo AODA and follow-up, perform 100 hours of community service and pay $486 court costs.
Felonies dismissed or amended to misdemeanors
? Victoria L. Clark, 28, of Green Bay, on April 30 received a withheld sentence from Judge Judge for five counts of misdemeanor theft. Clark was granted three years probation, concurrent on each count, and ordered to pay the balance of restitution owed, $19,300, along with $45 in DA fees and $253 court costs. Clark was originally charged Oct. 13, 2011 with making false statements to Wisconsin Works between April 25, 2010 and Sept. 15, 2011, and collecting state benefits to which she was not entitled. The charge was amended to the five theft counts on the day of her sentencing.
? Gregory S. Lemay, 55, of Mountain, was sentenced April 29 to pay $2,500 restitution and $253 court costs for theft. A charge of burglary was dismissed. The theft charge was originally filed as a misdemeanor, amended to a felony, then reduced back to a misdemeanor. The charges were filed Sept. 28 over an incident in the town of Lakewood in August 2011.
? Juan A. Avalos, 38, of Gillett, was sentenced April 29 by Judge Conley to 90 days jail for disorderly conduct and six months jail for criminal damage to property, to run concurrently. Conley stayed both sentences and granted Avalos one year probation (with eight days credit) on the conditions of paying $605 fine/court costs, DOC fees, and continue treatment. Two counts of misdemeanor battery were read in and dismissed. He was charged Jan. 29 over an incident the day before in the city of Gillett. A charge of bail jumping filed Feb. 1 was also read in and dismissed.
? Dale A. Dunks, 28, of Oconto, on April 29 received a withheld sentence from Judge Judge for possession of a firearm while intoxicated. He was granted one year probation on the conditions of not possessing a firearm, confiscation of the weapon involved, undergoing AODA and followup, not possessing or consuming alcohol, and payment of $243 court costs, DOC fees and attorney fees. A charge of carrying a concealed weapon was dismissed. He was charged Feb. 5 over a Dec. 5 incident in the town of Abrams.
? Stevem P. Paque, 58, of Green Bay, was sentenced April 29 by Judge Judge to 60 days jail (credit one) and pay $1,663 fine/court costs for operating while intoxicated causing injury-first offense. Judge also revoked Paque's driver's license for 19 months, ordered him to use an ignition interlock for 24 months and deducted six points from his license. A charge of operating with a prohibited alcohol content causing injury-first offense was dismissed. He was charged Jan. 8 over an incident Oct. 16 in the town of Abrams.
? Leonard L. O'Connor III, 37, of Green Bay, was sentenced April 29 by Judge Judge to pay $286 restitution, $389 fine/court costs and attorney fees for one count of issuing a worthless check. He was charged Jan. 7 with five counts of writing worthless checks in the city of Oconto for a total of about $161. The other four counts were read into the record and dismissed.
? David A. Lewis, 22, of Shawano, was sentenced April 29 by Judge Conley to pay $1,000 restitution for criminal damage to property-party to a crime. The charge was filed Jan. 19 over a July 1 incident in the town of Breed. Lewis was also sentenced to 27 days jail (credit 27) for possession of drug paraphernalia, which was filed Nov. 10, 2011, over an incident two days earlier in the town of Gillett. He is eligible to have the conviction expunged. Also, a charge of bail jumping, filed Feb. 27, was dismissed.
? Scott P. Prenevost, 49, of Green Bay, was sentenced April 26 by Judge Conley to 150 days jail for disorderly conduct-use of a dangerous weapon. Conley stayed the sentence and granted Prenevost one year probation, on the condition of continuing any mental treatment and payment of $243 court costs. A charge of negligent handling of a weapon was dismissed. He was charged March 4 over an incident the day before in the city of Oconto.