A convicted felon accused of possessing multiple concealed knives, burglary tools, methamphetamine and THC vape cartridges was placed on a hefty cash bond in one of four Langlade County initial court appearances during the week.
Johnathon H. Baker, 41, Bryant, faces 11 criminal charges: possession of meth, possession with intent to distribute THC, second offense possession of THC, three counts of felony bail jumping, carrying a concealed knife, delivery of drug paraphernalia, possession of drug paraphernalia, operating while revoked and failure to install an ignition interlock device.
Baker was ordered to a $5,000 cash bond with conditions that he not use or possess controlled substances illegally and not drive without a valid license.
According to the criminal complaint, on Tuesday an officer responded to assist with a child welfare check at a city residence, where the occupant gave consent to search. During the search, the officer located a camouflage backpack, which was identified as belonging to Baker.
The backpack held a used hypodermic needle containing a white substance that tested positive for meth, an orange cut plastic straw with suspected meth residue, and tools consistent with items used to commit burglary.
Baker then arrived at the residence operating a vehicle and admitted he did not have a valid driver’s license. He was placed under arrest and searched. Two large knives were located concealed inside of his jacket under his arm. Baker admitted he is a convicted felon and said he forgot about the knives.
Further search of Baker’s person located three more knives and eight vaporizer packages labeled “THC cartridge.” That quantity, along with a witness statement that Baker had provided him a cartridge and e-cigarette device, led to the intent to distribute charge.
Tyrone A. McCue, 27, Ishpeming, Mich., is charged with battery, criminal damage to property, disorderly conduct and resisting an officer. He was ordered to a $750 cash bond with conditions that he maintain absolute sobriety and have no contact with the victim or residence.
Court documents state that on Wednesday at 12:15 a.m. officers responded to a city residence to find the injured victim and visible damage, including a broken closet door and broken glasses in the kitchen. The victim had to be taken to the hospital for injuries and provided further information that McCue had flipped over a table, broken a television and punched a wall.
An officer located McCue, but he intially refused to stop despite multiple requests. When he was detained, McCue attempted to pull away from attempts to handcuff him. Both at the hospital and the jail, McCue continued to not cooperate, yelling profanities and having several “outbursts” while in the exam room.
There were also two initial in-custody appearances on Tuesday.
Bobbi L. Heider, 39, 502 Fifth Ave., is charged with felony bail jumping, possession of methamphetamine, possession of narcotic drugs, three counts of possession of an illegally obtained prescription, and possessions of THC and drug paraphernalia. She was ordered to a $2,500 cash bond with the condition that she not use or possess controlled substances illegally.
According to the criminal complaint, on Monday morning, personnel from the sheriff’s department responded to assist with an eviction at a city residence. They made contact with Heider and smelled an odor of marijuana upon entering the residence. An officer followed Heider into a bedroom, where he observed a pipe consistent with marijuana use on the mattress.
The ensuing search located a purse that contained numerous gem bags that held a white substance that tested positive as meth, a prescription bottle that held a leafy substance that tested positive for THC, an e-cigarette with a cartridge of THC oil, and a pill identified as methadone.
A further search of the residence discovered numerous prescription bottles, in which all of the contents did not match the prescription, and no matching prescriptions found in the residence.
Ashley A. Abt, 31, 203 Fifth Ave., is charged with two counts each of felony bail jumping, misdemeanor bail jumping and violating county institution laws, all with a repeat offender enhancement. She was placed on a $10,000 signature bond with instructions to have no contact with her co-defendant in a previously filed case.
Contact with that co-defendant, Tyler Lukasavage, is the genesis of the new charges, as the court documents assert that on Dec. 31, Abt made seven calls from the jail to Lukasavage. An investigation also located 10 emails exchanged between the two. These contacts violated bond provisions for both individuals and constitute violations of Langlade County Jail handbook rules.