Marvin Denny II
These people who were originally charged with felonies recently were sentenced in Door County Circuit Court:
? Marvin C. Denny, II, 43, Sturgeon Bay, pleaded no contest Thursday to a fifth offense of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and possessing drug paraphernalia. Judge D. Todd Ehlers withheld a prison sentence and gave Denny three years probation including 10 months and 10 days in county jail on the OWI conviction consecutive to 10 days in jail on the drug charge. His license was revoked for 36 months, and ignition interlocks are to be installed on any vehicle he drives. He is to maintain absolute sobriety, complete an alcohol and other drug assessment, and pay a fine of $1,600 plus costs. His four prior convictions were in Door County in 1992, 1994, 2000 and 2009.
? Charles J. Ferron, 21, Sturgeon Bay, had his deferred prosecution agreement revoked Dec. 5 and was found guilty of theft of $5,000-$10,000 in a business setting, stemming from an incident on Jan. 25, 2012. Judge Peter Diltz withheld the sentence and ordered two years probation and payment of remaining restitution. Ferron was also given 195 days in jail for a case involving theft of movable property on Jan. 27, 2012, to be served concurrent with another case of possession of synthetic cannabinoid and drug paraphernalia.
? Mika L. Watters, 25, Egg Harbor, formerly Ephraim, pleaded no contest to possession of THC, more than a second offense. Two other counts of possession of controlled substance and possessing drug paraphernalia were dismissed but read into the record as part of a plea agreement. Judge D. Todd Ehlers withheld a prison sentence, gave Watters two years probation and stayed 60 days in jail with credit for time served. She is also to have an alcohol and other drug assessment, complete 40 hours of community service, maintain full-time employment and pay $100 fine plus costs.
? Beau C. Weiland, 34, Tijeras, N.M., formerly Chicago, pleaded no contest Feb. 10 to a misdemeanor count of possessing an illegally obtained prescription. Four other charges of illegally obtaining prescriptions and possessing a controlled substance were dismissed but read into the record as part of a plea agreement. Judge D. Todd Ehlers fined him $250 plus costs.
? Richard J. Whitney, 33, Egg Harbor, pleaded guilty Dec. 19 to three misdemeanor counts of theft of movable property of less than $2,500. Two felony charges of forgery were dismissed but read into the record. On March 3 Judge Peter Diltz withheld the sentence, gave him 18 months probation and stayed 30 days in jail. He ordered Whitney not to write checks or have any contact with establishments where checks are cashed. He is to maintain full-time employment, complete an alcohol or drug assessment and comply with treatment. He is also to pay restitution and costs of $2,394.
? Burnell P. Williams, 48, Madison, pleaded guilty Jan. 6 to his fourth conviction of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, obstructing an officer, and forgery of a public record. Judge Peter Diltz withheld his sentence and gave him three years probation, to include 310 days in jail and 100 hours of community service. The jail term is to be served consecutive to a Dane County case. Williams' license was revoked for 36 months, and Diltz ordered that ignition interlocks be installed in any vehicle he drives. He is also to complete an alcohol and other drug assessment, comply with treatment, attend a victim impact panel, and pay a fine plus court costs of $5,789.
? Cory R. Zahn, 30, Sturgeon Bay, pleaded guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia to manufacture, compound, convert, produce or store methamphetamine. On Dec. 19 his sentence was withheld by Judge Peter Diltz, and he was given 18 months probation and ordered to maintain absolute sobriety and full-time employment.
? A case against a Sturgeon Bay man accused of sexually assaulting a child was combined with another case in Brown County where he was charged with the same crime. Michael D. Schinkten, 61, Sturgeon Bay, pleaded no contest Feb. 17 in Brown County to two counts of second-degree sexual assault of a child. The second count was for acts that occurred in Door County involving a child under 16 years of age. Schinkten was found guilty by Brown County Judge Marc Hammer and is scheduled to be sentenced May 2 in Brown County.