(Fond du Lac) A Fond du Lac man convicted of First-Degree Intentional Homicide was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday. Devon Neuman beat and shot the victim twice during a late-night scuffle in September of 2017. The 26-year-old left the deceased in an empty parking area where their remains were not discovered until the morning. Neuman is not eligible for extended supervision until he has served 31 years.
(Watertown) A Watertown man guilty for his role in burglarizing an apartment was placed on probation for three years Wednesday. Twenty-four-year-old Julio Castro entered the Watertown residence in September of 2019 to take money and drugs he believed were there. Twenty-nine-year-old Alexander Mendoza, who allegedly entered the apartment with Castro, has denied his involvement.
(Lomira) A Markesan man charged with running from police has made his initial appearance in court. Rolandas Banys allegedly drove at speeds near 115-miles-per-hour to elude both Washington County deputies and Lomira police last June. Two weeks later Washington County sheriff’s deputies pulled Banys’ vehicle over and an acquaintance of the 38-year-old later arrived on scene, reportedly driving the same vehicle involved in the pursuit. The acquaintance allegedly admitted that they both were involved in the chase. Banys faces over four years behind bars if convicted. Cash bond was set at $5,000 and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for March 17th.
(Beaver Dam) The Beaver Dam Police Department say there are several available resources for citizens to get home safely from bars and taverns. Sergeant Jeremiah Johnson says the Beaver Dam taxi service has extended hours throughout the weekend. He says they run from 6am to 2:30am on Fridays, 8am to 2:30am on Saturdays, and 8am to 8pm on Sundays. Uber and Lyft are also available for Dodge County citizens as well as the SafeRide program through the Tavern League of Wisconsin. More information is at DailyDodge.com.
(Dodge County) Several organizations that serve the Dodge County area are receiving grant funds from the state to promote COVID vaccine equity and awareness. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services recently announced $3.4-million-dollars in grants have been awarded to 43 organizations. United Way of Dodge County is receiving $25-thousand-dollars, Family Health La Clinica which serves a number of counties including Dodge, Columbia, and Green Lake is in line for $100-thousand. Opportunities, Inc. will be getting $100-thousand-dollars to serve south-central Wisconsin including Dodge and Jefferson Counties.
(Wisconsin) Harley-Davidson is halting business with Russia. The Milwaukee based motorcycle company announced that it has “suspended its business in Russia and all shipments of its bikes to the country.” Harley joins an increasing number of American companies curtailing their business in or with Russia, following Vladimir Putin’s violent and unprovoked attack on Ukraine. – WRN