BURNETT COUNTY — The Court has granted Siren, WI man James Lightfeather probation for his conviction on felony charges stemming from a high speed pursuit case in Burnett County Circuit Court.

According to a press release on December 11, 2018 from the St. Croix Tribal Police Department James Lightfeather of Siren, WI was arrested following a high speed pursuit.

Officers attempted to stop Lightfeather’s vehicle for a simple equipment violation, however Lightfeather did not stop. During the pursuit, Lightfeather’s vehicle reached speeds of nearly 100 miles per hour before crashing. Lightfeather and a passenger, identified as Danielle Pardun, were transported for medical care following the crash.

The press release states that during the course of the incident Officers found both pipes with plant material and white crystal powder that each field tested positive for THC and methamphetamine.

Online circuit court records show that Lightfeather was charged with Class I Felony Vehicle Operator Flee/Elude Officer (Repeater), Class I Felony Possession of Methamphetamine (Repeater), and Misdemeanor Possession of THC (Repeater).

At his sentencing hearing on May 6, 2019, both the Burnett County District Attorney and defense counsel for Lightfeather recommended probation for a sentence. The Court granted that, ordering a four year sentence; imposed and stayed (2 years of initial confinement followed by 2 years of extended supervision) and 3 years of probation.

Conditions of Lightfeather’s probation were not listed in the online circuit court record. The remaining charges against Lightfeather were dismissed but read in at a hearing in February 2019.

No record of charges pertaining to this incident against the passenger in the vehicle (Danielle Pardun) could be located in online circuit court records at the time of this post.

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