WASHBURN COUNTY — A man and woman facing criminal charges in Washburn County for theft from the estate of a deceased Washburn county man have received their sentences from the Court.
DrydenWire.com reported in April 2018 that Scott Mancl and Content Weber were facing numerous felony charges following an investigation into an alleged theft from the estate of a Washburn County man, Randy Zimmerman, who passed away in May 2017.
Zimmerman’s family contacted law enforcement and advised that thousands of dollars worth of property items that had belonged to Zimmerman had gone missing following his death. Law Enforcement was able to retrieve a zero turn lawn mower, power tools, grill, refrigerator, and a game camera, as well as several firearms according to a criminal complaint filed in Washburn County Circuit Court.
Mancl was charged with Class G Felony Theft-Movable Property (valued at greater than $10,000); six counts of Class G Felony Possess Firearm-Convicted of a Felony; six counts of Class H Felony Theft-Movable Property-Special Facts; and Misdemeanor Resisting or Obstructing an Officer. A second case was filed against Mancl in June 2019, charging him with 2 counts of Class H Felony Bail Jumping, 2 counts of Misdemeanor Bail Jumping, Misdemeanor Battery and Misdemeanor Disorderly Conduct.
Online circuit court records show that at a recent hearing, Mancl was sentenced to 3 years of Probation for a conviction of Class G Felony Theft-Movable Property (valued at greater than $10,000) and Class H Felony Bail Jumping. The remaining charges against Mancl were dismissed but read in at a hearing in July 2019 pursuant to plea negotiations, according to online circuit court records.
Mancl is ordered to complete 200 hours of community service within 2 years from the start of probation and is prohibited from having contact with the Zimmerman family or with Weber. The Court also ordered Mancl to maintain absolute sobriety. If the condition to complete 100 hours per year of community service or absolute sobriety are violated, Mancl is to serve 15 days of conditional jail time. If Mancl fails to complete 200 hours of community service within 2 years, the Court ordered that he shall serve 6 months of conditional jail time.
Weber was charged with Class G Felony Theft-Movable Property (valued at more than $10,000); six counts of Class H Felony Theft-Movable Property-Special Facts; and Misdemeanor Resisting or Obstructing an Officer.
At a hearing in September 2019, Mancl plead guilty to amended counts of Misdemeanor theft, and the Court ordered a withheld sentence with 2 years of probation.