BURNETT COUNTY -- Multiple new criminal charges including Intent to Deliver Methamphetamine have been filed against a man and woman following an incident at the Burnett County Courthouse.

A Burnett County Deputy was at the Burnett County Courthouse to attend a hearing when he observed a woman, identified as Sara Domogalla, who appeared to be in distress and was complaining of chest pain. A man, identified as Paul Braun, was sitting next to Domogalla. An ambulance was called for Domogalla, who was behaving erratically and could not sit still, according to criminal complaints filed against them in October 2021 in Burnett County Circuit Court.

When emergency personnel attempted to evaluate Domogalla, she and Braun allegedly both became combative. Ultimately they were both convinced to calm down and let EMS attend to Domogalla. After EMS got Domogalla into the ambulance, Braun attempted to get into the ambulance as well. When told that he could not be in the ambulance with Domogalla, Braun allegedly became combative again, yelling and swearing at EMS and law enforcement.

Braun did not calm down and was taken into custody and brought into the Burnett County jail. Domogalla was transported for medical care.

Surveillance video of the Burnett County courthouse parking lot showed Braun and Domogalla leaving the area of a gold-colored van. Law enforcement conducted a records check which allegedly confirmed that Braun and Domogalla had been involved in an incident in July 2021 during which Braun was the driver of the van and Domogalla had been the passenger.

A K9 unit was deployed to conduct an exterior sniff of the vehicle. After the K9 gave multiple positive alerts on the vehicle, it was photographed, sealed for evidence, and towed to the Burnett County Impound lot. Law enforcement obtained a search warrant for the vehicle. When the search warrant was executed, law enforcement located nearly 20 grams of suspected methamphetamine; nearly 30 grams of suspected marijuana; a digital scale with white residue on it; numerous unused plastic baggies; black brass knuckles; and multiple documents with Domogalla’s name on them. When Braun was booked into the Burnett County Jail, he allegedly had over $2,600 in US currency on his person; the criminal complaint states that cash was seized as evidence.

Braun and Domogalla are each charged with Class D Felony Possess with Intent to Deliver Methamphetamine(>10-50g); Class I Felony Possession of Methamphetamine; 7 counts of Class H Felony Bail Jumping;  2 counts of Misdemeanor Disorderly Conduct; and 2 counts of Misdemeanor ​​Possess Drug Paraphernalia. Braun also received a charge of  Class I Felony Possession of THC [Marijuana] (2nd+ Offense) and Domogalla received a charge of Misdemeanor Possess THC [Marijuana].

DrydenWire previously published a post about charges of intent to deliver methamphetamine that had been filed in multiple cases against Domogalla and Braun in both Burnett County Polk County circuit courts. Those charges were filed following a traffic stop that occurred in the Village of Siren, WI. During the traffic stop, Officers located multiple gem baggies containing white crystal and powdery substances both on the driver and passenger side of the van; small crystals and powder in the carpet of the van; a Crown Royal bag in the driver’s door with a digital scale; a glass smoking device in the rear passenger area; and a drug kit under the front passenger seat.

Although in November 2020 Braun did receive a deferred sentence agreement for some of those pending criminal charges in Polk County along with the dismissal of multiple other criminal charges in both Polk County and Burnett County as part of a plea negotiation, online circuit court records show that the State has since filed a motion to vacate that agreement, and he is due back in Polk County Circuit Court in February 2022.

Braun also has other new meth-related charges filed against him in February 2021 in Polk County for Class I Felony Possession of Methamphetamine; Class I Felony Possession of THC [Marijuana] (2nd+ Offense); and 2 counts of Class H Felony Bail Jump; as well as charges of Misdemeanor Domestic Abuse Disorderly Conduct, Misdemeanor Domestic Abuse Battery, and Class H Felony Bail Jumping filed against him in Burnett County in September 2021, and charges of Misdemeanor Disorderly Conduct filed against him in St. Croix County in October 2021.

Domogalla’s charges of Class E Felony Possess with Intent to Deliver Methamphetamine(>3-10g); Class I Felony Possession of Methamphetamine; Class H Felony Bail Jumping-Felony; and Misdemeanor Possession of THC [Marijuana] from the incident that occurred on September 11, 2020, are still pending in Polk County Circuit Court along with charges of Class I Felony Possession of Methamphetamine; Misdemeanor Possession of THC; and Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia from an incident in August 2020.

Additional charges that have been filed against Domogalla include Class I Felony Possession of Methamphetamine; 3 counts of Class H Felony Bail Jumping; and Misdemeanor Possession of THC [Marijuana]; filed in February 2021 in Polk County; and in St. Croix County for Class I Felony Possession of Methamphetamine; Class H Felony Bail Jumping; Misdemeanor Resisting or Obstructing an Officer; and Misdemeanor Possess Drug Paraphernalia filed in March 2021 and Class I Felony Possession of Methamphetamine; Class H Felony Bail Jumping; Misdemeanor Carry Concealed Weapon; and Misdemeanor Possess Drug Paraphernalia filed in July 2021.

Domogalla is scheduled to appear again in January 2022 in Burnett County Circuit Court regarding her most recent criminal charges. Braun has filed a request for substitution of Judge and will receive a new court date to appear in front of the new Judge.

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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