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“Two people from Barron are facing charges after they were allegedly caught burglarizing a shed at a location near Almena on New Year’s Day, county Circuit Court records said.

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A high-speed chase that ended when a fleeing vehicle crashed in Rice Lake early Tuesday morning, Jan. 4, 2022, has resulted in a felony fcharge filed against a Cameron man, according to Barron County Circuit Court records.

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A two-day jury trial is set to begin next Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022, for a 50-year-old former Dallas man on charges of first-degree child sex assault, according to Barron County Circuit Court records.

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A man facing charges in Barron and Rusk counties is scheduled to go on trial before three Barron County Circuit Court judges on separate charges, following a hearing Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022.

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An inmate in the Chippewa County Jail who faces multiple charges in two counties will be sentenced in late March 2022 after pleading guilty to selling methamphetamine to a police informant in a December 2020 drug deal in Chetek, according to Barron County Circuit Court documents.

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Sentencing is set March 15, 2022, for a St. Croix County man who pleaded guilty Friday, Jan. 7, to a reduced felony charge of possessing between three and 10 grams of methamphetamine with intent to deliver, according to Barron County Circuit Court records.

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A motorist who allegedly cut off a Barron County Sheriff’s deputy at the intersection of Sixth Street and Division Avenue on Dec. 28, 2021, could face as much as six years in prison in connection with a charge of drunk driving, fourth offense, according to county Circuit Court records.

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The execution of a search warrant at a rural Rice Lake home has resulted in the seizure of one of the largest amounts of methamphetamine found in Barron County during 2021, according to Barron County Circuit Court documents.

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Gov. Tony Evers announced Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021, that he has granted 30 pardons to Wisconsin residents convicted of felonies, including a Chetek resident.

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A rural Cameron man could face up to a 12 and one-half-year prison sentence in connection with his alleged role in an arranged drug deal, according to a complaint filed Thursday, Dec. 23, 2021, in Barron County Circuit Court.

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A 37-year-old Amery man is in the Barron County Jail on $1,000 cash bond in connection with charges that include criminal damage to property, vehicle theft, felony bail jumping and brandishing a BB gun made to look like an assault rifle, according to Barron County Circuit Court records.

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A former Barron man is scheduled to make an initial appearance today, Dec. 22, 2021, in Barron County Circuit Court, in connection with allegations that he threatened an employee at a Barron bar and damaged the windshield of her vehicle during a confrontation on Monday, Dec. 13, 2021.

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An inmate at the Stanley Correctional Institution will be sentenced Feb. 8, 2022, after reaching a deal with prosecutors in connection with a December 2020 arson charge in Chetek, according to Barron County Circuit Court documents.

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A former Ridgeland man now serving a 10-year prison sentence in connection with repeated sex assaults on the same child is scheduled for a status hearing on Feb. 17, 2022, as he continues to appeal the conviction, according to Barron County Circuit Court documents.

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A defendant in a July 2021 felony case in which he is charged with threatening an officer has been ordered to hire a lawyer no later than his arraignment hearing on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022, according to Barron County Circuit Court documents.

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An arraignment hearing is set for Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022, for a 25-year-old man who was wanted on a nationwide arrest warrant before his arrest in November 2021 on a pair of felony charges of battery or threat to a law officer, Barron County Circuit Court documents said.

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An initial appearance is set for next Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021, for a Rice Lake woman charged with nine counts of check forgery, each punishable by six years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine, according to Barron County Circuit Court records.

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The defendant in a fatal shooting at Barron in December 2020 is behind bars again following his arrest on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021, on charges that include two counts of felony bail jumping, according to county Circuit Court documents.

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A 27-year-old Chetek man could face up to four years behind bars and/or fines of $11,500 in connection with an arrest at a rural town of Stanley address on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, Barron County Circuit Court records said.

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A court appearance is scheduled today, Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021, for a 38-year-old man charged with disorderly conduct/domestic abuse in connection with an alleged domestic assault on a woman at a home in Rice Lake on Nov. 27, 2021.

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An initial court appearance is set today, Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021, for a former Cameron man who faces multiple felony burglary and drug-related charges in both Barron and Rusk County, according to Wisconsin Circuit Court records.

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A 71-year-old Cameron resident could face as much as a 25-year prison term in connection with a felony child pornography possession charge, according to Barron County Circuit Court documents.

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A 52-year-old Almena man now serving time on a felony drunk driving conviction will remain in prison but is scheduled to be resentenced in January 2022 following a hearing Friday, Dec. 10, 2021, in Barron County Circuit Court.

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A Rice Lake man is scheduled for a court appearance next Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021, in connection with a high-speed chase on Nov. 24 in the city of Cumberland, according to Barron County Circuit Court documents.

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A Rusk County man who led police on a 23-mile, high-speed motorcycle chase in May 2020 has been ordered to perform at least 30 hours of community service by Jan. 15, 2022, and to prove he has also applied for at least 10 jobs as part of his negotiated sentence, according to Barron County Cir…

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A Dec. 17, 2021, jury trial has been taken off the calendar in the case of a Ridgeland man who faces up to 12 and one-half years in prison in connection with his ninth drunk driving charge, according to Barron County Circuit Court documents.

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An Almena man is scheduled to go on trial Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021, in connection with multiple felony charges that included the alleged use of a hammer to attack a woman during a domestic dispute early this year, according to Barron County Circuit Court records.

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An inmate at the Rusk County jail is facing up to three and one-half years in prison in connection with his arrest at Chetek last June on a felony theft charge filed Nov. 30, 2021, in Barron County Circuit Court.

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A Pierce County man faces up to six years in prison in connection with a fourth drunk driving charge filed after an incident on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021, in Chetek, Barron County Circuit Court documents said.

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A Cumberland man charged with homicide by negligent use of a vehicle more than a year ago will go on trial May 2 and 3, 2022, according to information from a hearing on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021, in Barron County Circuit Court.

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A Chippewa Falls woman has been charged with felony arson in connection with a fire that broke out at a home about two miles north of the village of Arland, according to Barron County Circuit Court records.

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A preliminary hearing is set next Monday, Dec. 6, 2021, for a Cumberland man facing his fifth drunk driving charge, according to Barron County Circuit Court records.

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An alleged domestic quarrel near the Barron-Polk county line has led to a third charge of operating while intoxicated against a Clear Lake man, according to Barron County Circuit Court records.

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A misdemeanor disturbance near Cumberland on Nov. 19, 2021, has resulted in the arrest of a defendant in a 2020 Barron homicide case, according to Barron County Circuit Court records.

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A jury trial is set for March 2022 for a Cumberland man facing numerous charges including drunk driving, fifth offense, battery to a law officer, and felony bail jumping, following a hearing Friday, Nov. 19, 2021, in Barron County Circuit Court.

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An attorney representing a man facing a felony burglary charge in connection with a break-in at a New Auburn frac sand plant reported that a plea deal “is close” during a hearing Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021, in Barron County Circuit Court.

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An initial appearance is scheduled next Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021, for a Chetek man who could face up to a year in jail in connection with an Oct. 9, 2021, motorcycle chase in the city of Chetek, according to Barron County Circuit Court records.

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A Rice Lake man already convicted of drunk driving in three Wisconsin counties pleaded guilty to a charge of drunk driving, fourth offense, during an appearance Friday, Nov. 19, 2021, in Barron County Circuit.

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An initial appearance is set for this Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, for a New Richmond man facing a felony charge of drunk driving, fourth offense, in connection with an incident on Nov. 15 at Turtle Lake, Barron County Circuit Court records said.

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An Eau Claire woman could face up to six years in prison in connection with a May 2021 crash near Chetek that injured two people, according to a complaint filed Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021, in Barron County Circuit Court.

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A former Chetek man will serve an 87-day jail sentence and must pay nearly $5,000 in fines and restitution in connection with a January 2021 incident that started out as a “rolling domestic” quarrel and ended with his arrest after a collision that heavily damaged a Chetek police vehicle, Bar…

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A 51-year-old rural Clayton man will serve a year’s probation and was ordered to undergo domestic violence counseling – should that be his probation agent’s recommendation – after reaching a plea deal Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021, in connection with what began as a felony false imprisonment case, a…

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A Rush City, Minn., man remains free on bond pending a sentencing hearing in February 2022 after reaching a plea deal Friday, Nov. 12, 2021, in connection with multiple child sex assault charges, according to Barron County Circuit Court records.

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A rural Clear Lake man has filed a request for a substitute judge to try him on multiple charges of first-degree reckless endangerment in connection with an incident on July 7, 2021, near Reeve, Barron County Circuit Court records said.

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An inmate now being held at the state Correctional Center at Stanley, Wis., is scheduled to enter a plea next Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021, in connection with charges that he tried to set a Chetek cabin on fire on Christmas Day 2020, according to Barron County Circuit Court documents.