News – August 26, 2022

(Juneau) Attorneys for Dodge County Thursday filed a brief in response to an appeal from a Beaver Dam man who is suing the county and its law enforcement leaders. Selepri Amachree claims he was illegally held in the Dodge County jail for six months in 2017 on an invalid deportation order. In a press release, attorneys for the county and Sheriff Dale Schmidt say the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement informed the sheriff’s office of a (quote) “active Final Order for Removal” against Amachree after a background check was conducted. Amachree maintains that there could not have been a final order for deportation, because he was already actively ligating that very case in appellate court. That order was ultimately given in September of 2017 to cancel his deportation case, and that is when he was released from the Dodge County Jail.

(Trenton) A Mazomanie woman is facing multiple charges after fleeing Dodge County sheriff’s deputies. Autumn Gernon reportedly lied about her identity when she was pulled over Tuesday evening before fleeing. She eventually crashed near a cornfield where she hid from law enforcement. Gernon was located and taken into custody around 4am Thursday after dispatch received reports of a woman yelling at Landall’s mobile home park in Waupun.

(Fond du Lac) A Fond du Lac man was convicted Thursday in connection to an overdose death from two years ago. Robert Harris provided the heroin laced with fentanyl to the victim in May of 2020. Harris faces up to 40 years in prison. A pre-sentencing investigation was ordered, and the 43-year-old is due back in court on November 21st.

(Beaver Dam) Beaver Dam School District officials have announced several changes planned this year for the middle school. The building has been adjusted to fit each class on a single floor. Officials say this change will allow their staff to create smaller environments and true learning communities for students with common academic and behavioral expectations. The first day of school is Monday August 29th.

(Dodge County) Dodge County will participate in Clean Sweep again this weekend. The program allows residents to dispose of unwanted pesticides, household products, and chemicals safely and legally. Items generally accepted as part of the Clean Sweep program include pesticides, household cleaners and agricultural materials, along with light bulbs, mercury thermometers, and oil and metal-based paints. The Clean Sweep is August 27th at the Dodge County Highway Shop on County Road A in the Town of Trenton from 8am until noon.