2/3/17 – A Dodge County judge Thursday found probable cause for a Fox Lake man to proceed to trial in connection with a December murder. Vernon Mickey is charged with Aiding a Felon for not immediately notifying authorities when he became aware of a corpse on his property. 36-year-old LaVerne Ware Jr. of Milwaukee is facing a variety of charges including First Degree Intentional Homicide in the death of his girlfriend and first cousin Sesalie Dixon, whose body was found in the cab of a pickup truck reportedly concealed in Mickey’s garage. The day after he allegedly learned of the death, Mickey left the house to call police from a gas station, but video surveillance reportedly shows Mickey in the same gas station hours earlier, at which time police were not contacted. Mickey’s girlfriend, 64-year-old Marjorie Jones is also facing charges for Aiding a Felon and Possessing a Firearm as a Convicted Felon; she will be arraigned next week. Ware had been free after posting a $200-thousand-dollar cash bond but earlier this week his bond was increased to $2.5-million dollars after formal Homicide charges were filed. Mickey will be arraigned later this month.
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