5/28/2019 7:27:00 AM Minocqua man pleads not guilty to threatening deputy's life, family
Abigail Bostwick of the Lakeland Times
A Minocqua man pled not guilty in Vilas County Circuit Court Wednesday to felony charges of threatening a deputy following an arrest last week.
Jute Handrick, 28, was put in restraints after a warrant was confirmed on him in Arbor Vitae. On the way to jail, he's said to have verbally threatened the life and family of the deputy transporting him to jail and then breaking free of some of the restraints and breaking a squad window.
During an initial appearance May 22, with public defender Chad Lynch, Handrick waived his right to a preliminary hearing.
Judge Neal Nielsen found there was probable cause to bind Handrick over for trial. Handrick then entered not guilty pleas to the charges of felony battery or threat to law enforcement officer as well as misdemeanor criminal damage to property and felony and misdemeanor bail jumping.
Handrick's bond was reduced from $2,000 cash to $2,500 signature with conditions he may not possess or consume intoxicants, enter taverns, must take his medications as prescribed, see his psychiatrist and follow a curfew unless with his mother.
Handrick also has open charges in Oneida County of first offense operating while intoxicated, open intoxicants in a vehicle and failing to notify police of an accident. In a separate case there, he faces felony charges of disorderly conduct/domestic abuse, criminal damage to property and bail jumping. In Portage County he is facing several counts of bail jumping.
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