The Langlade County Sheriff’s Department has issued a sex offender special bulletin notification regarding the release of Shelby C. Charbarneau.
Charbarneau, 30, will live at W2279 Highway 64 in White Lake. He was recently released from the Wisconsin State Prison system and was sent directly to the Langlade County Jail, where he allegedly committed new criminal offenses and was placed on a cash bond. That bond has now been posted, and he is released to the community.
Charbarneau made an initial court appearance Monday for charges of battery by prisoners, felony intimidation of a victim, felony bail jumping, disorderly conduct and violating the laws of a county institution. The five charges carry a repeat offender enhancement.
Charbarneau first appeared for a bail hearing Thursday, at which time a $15,000 cash bond was set, with a condition that he have no contact with the victim. That bond was amended to $2,500 cash Monday.
Charbarneau is also subject to a $10,000 cash bond, set on Jan. 14, 2020, for charges of tampering with a global positioning system tracking device and felony bail jumping, as a repeat offender.
As of Tuesday afternoon, Charbarneau posted the $12,500 cash to cover both cases.
Charbarneau had previously posted a $2,500 cash bond Nov. 6, 2019, for charges of repeated sexual assault of a child, sexual assault of a child under age 16, child enticement, using a different name as a sex offender and tampering with a global positioning system tracking device, all as a repeat offender. That case remains open.
Charbarneau was previously convicted of second and third degree sexual assault of a child.
According to the new criminal complaint, on Feb. 17 at 3:30 p.m., a sergeant was advised of a fight occurring in the jail. The victim stated that Charbarneau had become upset during a discussion about drugs, then pushed a witness. The victim stepped in, because the witness had a broken arm and could not defend himself.
Video surveillance shows Charbarneau punched the victim multiple times, even though the victim did not swing back and continued to back away, suffering multiple injuries. Charbarneau continued the attack until an officer entered his cell with his Taser drawn. As the victim was leaving the area, Charbarneau continued to yell threats from his cell.
Due to his previous convictions, Charbarneau must register with the Wisconsin Sex Offender Registry and be subject to GPS monitoring for life. He is not on probation or parole supervision, and is not currently wanted by law enforcement.
The special bulletin notification was released in accordance with Wisconsin state law, and reads, in part, “This notification is not intended to increase fear; rather it is our belief that an informed community is a safer community. Sex offenders have always lived in our communities, but it was not until the statute was enacted that law enforcement could share this information with the community.”
The release reminds the public that Charbarneau is innocent of any pending charge until proven guilty.
Any questions may be directed to the Antigo office of the Wisconsin Department of Corrections at 715-627-6262. The Wisconsin Sex Offender Registry can be reviewed at https://appsdoc.wi.gov/public.