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Madison man accused of trying to run down deputy

Madison man accused of trying to run down deputy

A 45-year-old Madison man has been charged after authorities say he tried to run down a Sauk County Sheriff's deputy with his car.

The Baraboo News Republic reported Ernest Walker Holley is charged with second-degree recklessly endangering safety, resisting an officer and driving with a revoked license. Sauk County prosecutors filed the charges Tuesday.

A criminal complaint states the deputy was outside of a Lake Delton gas station when a vehicle driven by Holley pulled up and hit a car as he attempted to park. The deputy said Holley became belligerent when he asked about the incident.

The deputy says Holley nearly hit him when he went to check on the passengers of the parked car, and then resisted arrest.

Holley is due back in court Friday. Court records don't indicate whether he has an attorney.

Police warn businesses of Alliant Energy scam

The Wisconsin Dells Police Department is warning of a scam hitting businesses involving Alliant Energy.

According to a news alert, the Wisconsin Dells Police Department received two separate complaints reporting a scam where the caller requests payment for unpaid Alliant Energy utilities.

Police said the scam caller claims to be from Alliant Energy and asks to be paid in cash.

The fraudulent calls are coming from multiple numbers, including 800-420-3421, 415-234-8019 and 800-420-3421.

Illegal drugs found in halfway house lead to eviction

A man who was living at a halfway house was evicted after police allegedly found illegal drugs and paraphernalia in an apartment where he was staying, according to a Wisconsin Dells events report. 

2 arrested in connection with burglaries in 3 counties

2 arrested in connection with burglaries in 3 counties

Two men arrested in Sauk County could be connected to numerous burglaries in three counties, according to a release from the Sauk County Sheriff?s Office.

Deputies said Ryan K. Murray, 24, of Lime Ridge, and Bronson J. Bantleon, 23, of Oshkosh, were arrested Aug. 15 after a search warrant was carried out in the village of Lime Ridge. The two are being held on probation holds.

Investigators said the warrant was the result of an investigation into numerous burglaries over a six-week period in Sauk, Richland and Vernon counties.

Woman convicted in stabbing gets 5 years prison

Woman convicted in stabbing gets 5 years prison

A Wisconsin Dells woman convicted of using a kitchen knife to stab her former live-in partner multiple times has been sentenced to five years in prison.

Ashley L. Adams pleaded no contest in March to aggravated battery with the intent to do great bodily harm during the attack that happened on Jan. 13, 2013, after a Green Bay Packers playoff game.

Adams was bailed out by a former Columbia County jailer who was fired for violating county policies as it related to fraternizing with criminal suspects.

Larry Yaap admitted to his supervisors on June 28, 2013, that he gave one of his neighbors $5,000 to bail Adams out of jail in June because he feared their relationship inside the jail could become sexual. Yaap's neighbor subsequently brought Adams back to Yaap's apartment where she lived before her trial.

Babysitter sentenced to life in prison for infant's death

Babysitter sentenced to life in prison for infant's death

A Sauk County babysitter convicted in an infant's death will spend the rest of her life behind bars.

A judge sentenced Jeannette Janusiak to life in prison, but she will be eligible to apply for parole after 40 years.

The 27-year-old asked a judge for leniency in the death of Peyton Shearer three years ago.

Janusiak insisted she is innocent, but prosecutors said the 4-month-old died from three distinct blows to the head.

Deputies: Drunken driver parked in road

Deputies: Drunken driver parked in road

A drunken driver was arrested after he parked in the middle of a road in the town of Baraboo, according to a release from the Sauk County Sheriff?s Office.

Deputies were called to Gasper Drive just off Gall Road at 3:40 p.m. Wednesday for a report of a vehicle parked in the middle of road with the driver passed out in the driver?s seat.

Deputies said Roger J. Slater, 45, of Baraboo, was unresponsive and taken by ambulance to St. Clare Hospital.

Slater was arrested on suspicion of fifth-offense operating while intoxicated, second-offense operating while revoked and for having open intoxicants in a vehicle.