On February 8, Drew Douglas Wiskow-Davis, 25 of St. Charles, appeared before District Court Judge Matthew J. Opat. Wiskow-Davis is charged with six felonies; two counts of Theft – Take/Use Transfer Movable Property – No Consent, two counts of Financial Transaction Card Fraud – Sell Two or More, and two counts of Receiving Stolen Property. One Theft and one Receiving Stolen Property charge each carry maximum criminal penalties of 20 years in prison and/or a $100,000 fine. The other Theft and Receiving Stolen Property charges, plus one Financial Card Fraud charge, each have maximum criminal penalties of five years in prison and/or $10,000 fines. The other Financial Card Fraud charge has a maximum criminal penalty of three years in prison and/or a $5,000 fine. On October 20, 2020, a victim reported numerous items stolen from her car. Allegedly taken was a black purse containing a black wallet with multiple credit cards, cash, two permits to carry (guns), multiple cards (including identification and military), a checkbook and check blanks, and a Glock 42 .380 caliber pistol. On October 22, a search warrant was executed at the apartment of the Wiskow-Davis and his girlfriend. Allegedly found were many of the items reported stolen including the black wallet, permits to carry, checkbook (and blank checks), credit cards, the driver’s license, and the military identification card. Many of said items naturally had the victim’s name on them. The total value of the things allegedly stolen was approximately $600. Wiskow-Davis has been previously convicted for Receiving Stolen Property in Wabasha County.
On February 5, Jacob Conrad Jones, 18 of Fountain, appeared before District Court Judge Matthew J. Opat. Jones is charged with three felonies; Drugs – 4th Degree – Possess Phencyclidine/Hallucinogen 10 or More Doses, Counterfeit Currency – Utter/Possess, and Possession of a Controlled Substance. The 4th Degree Drug charge carries a maximum criminal penalty of 15 years in prison and/or a $100,000 fine. The other two charges each carry maximum criminal penalties of five years in prison and/or $10,000 fines. On February 4, law enforcement executed a search warrant at an apartment in Preston, the known residence of Jones. Officers allegedly were looking for, and found, twenty $100 and five $20 counterfeit bills (labeled For Motion Picture Purposes). Jones admitted Plonka was using the bills for a “music video.” Also allegedly discovered in plain sight were narcotics. Another search warrant was executed regarding the drugs. Among the drug items allegedly found was marijuana wax with a tare weight of 4.2 grams, marijuana buds with a tare weight of five grams, liquid T.H.C. with a tare weight of 260.1 grams, 20 colored pills the defendant identified as ecstasy, and Bromazolam gummies.
On February 6, Anton Joseph Plonka, 20 of Rochester, appeared before District Court Judge Matthew J. Opat. Plonka is charged with Counterfeit Currency – Utter/Possess. It is a felony that carries a maximum criminal penalty of five years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine. On February 4, a Preston police officer was advised of a counterfeit money complaint. Two $100 counterfeit bills (labeled for Motion Picture Purposes) were passed at the Preston Motor Mart. Later that day, a search warrant was executed at an apartment in Preston, the known residence of Plonka and Jacob Conrad Jones. Plonka was not around the day of the search. Listed in the search was Plonka’s vehicle. Plonka and his vehicle were found. Allegedly found in the vehicle was a $100 counterfeit bill consistent with those passed illegally. During the search of the apartment, twenty $100 and five $20 counterfeit bills (labeled For Motion Picture Purposes) were allegedly found, plus drugs listed above in the Jacob Conrad Jones case. Jones allegedly admitted the counterfeit bills were Plonka’s, that Plonka was using them for “music videos.” Plonka admitted he was the one on surveillance at the Motor Mart passing the illegal bill. Plonka was also charged with a two gross misdemeanors (one regarding the drugs).
On February 5, Dominic Lyle Knoke, 19 of Preston, appeared before District Court Judge Matthew J. Opat. Knoke is charged with Fifth Degree Possession of a Controlled Substance, a felony with a maximum criminal penalty of five years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine. On February 4, officers executed a search warrant at a residence in Preston, the known home of the defendant, in regards to counterfeit money. Knoke initially denied involvement regarding the counterfeit money, but he later retrieved one $100 counterfeit bill (For Motion Picture Purposes) from his countertop. Numerous drug related items were allegedly in plain view. A secondary warrant was applied regarding the controlled substances. Among the drugs items allegedly discovered were measurable amounts of suspected marijuana wax, multiple vape cartridges with suspected T.H.C. liquid, and suspected psilocybin mushrooms (weighed with a tare weight of 1.6 grams).
On February 9, Jerome Woods, 37 of Harmony, appeared before District Court Judge Matthew J. Opat. Woods is charged with two Felony counts of Domestic Assault, Commits Act With Intent to Cause Fear and Intentionally Inflicts or Attempts to Inflict Bodily Harm. Each carry maximum criminal penalties of five years in prison and/or $10,000 fines. On February 9, a sheriff’s deputy was dispatched to a domestic disturbance in Harmony. The defendant was allegedly under the influence (B.A.C. 0.119) and violent, including throwing things. He also allegedly attempted to strike a victim and laid on top of said victim with his forearm across her face. Woods has three prior Domestic Assault Violations in the past 10 years.