2 Years in Prison for Spooner Man Convicted in IPlay Burglary

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 | DrydenWire |


WASHBURN COUNTY -- Jonah Blake, of Spooner, WI has been sentenced to 2 years confinement in state prison for his conviction in the burglary of the Spooner IPlay store.

Online circuit court records show that Blake appeared in Washburn County Circuit Court on January 5, 2018, for a sentencing hearing on his burglary charges. The Court ordered Blake to serve 2 years initial confinement in state prison followed by 3 years of extended supervision by the Wisconsin Department of Corrections, Probation & Parole. The Court also ordered that Blake is to pay restitution.

In a separate case, the court sentenced Blake to 120 days in county jail for a conviction of Misdemeanor Criminal Trespass to Dwelling. The details of that case are not known to DrydenWire.com. His terms of confinement are to be served concurrently with one another. 

Blake was charged following the burglary in April 2017 of the Spooner IPlay store located at 111 Elm Street, Spooner, WI. An investigation by the Spooner Police Department revealed that Blake and Dakota Gates were both involved in the burglary. During the course of the investigation, Spooner Police Officers retrieved multiple items from Gates’ residence which were identified as items stolen from the IPlay store.



In November 2017, Gates entered a plea of guilty on his felony charges in the Spooner IPlay case, and he is set to be sentenced in February.

Blake is also facing new charges of burglary and armed robbery related to recent home invasions in Barron County. DrydenWire.com reported on December 28, 2017, that Blake and 3 other men had received multiple felony counts in Barron County Circuit Court as a result of the investigation into the home invasions. At the time of this post, it is believed that Blake remains in the custody of the Barron County Jail on a $20,000 cash bond.

Pursuant to the direction of the Wisconsin Supreme Court, as found in Supreme Court Rule 20:3.6, Trial Publicly, you are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.



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