WASHBURN COUNTY -- The Court has ordered jail time followed by probation for a man facing numerous criminal charges including fleeing law enforcement during a high-speed pursuit that occurred in October 2019 in Washburn County.

DrydenWire.com reported previously that Jonathan Bryan, of Spooner, WI, was facing new charges after Bryan fled from law enforcement at speeds in excess of 100 mph on October 16, 2019, in a high-speed pursuit that spanned from Spooner, WI to Trego, WI. Criminal charges were filed shortly after the pursuit.

According to online circuit court records, Bryan was facing criminal charges filed against him in over 2 dozen pending criminal cases spanning 5 counties including Washburn, Barron, Burnett, Polk, and Douglas to include over 2 dozen counts of Bail Bond Violations, Class I Felony Attempt to Flee an Officer, Class G Felony Second Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety, and Class I Felony Possession of Methamphetamine, Felony Intimidate a Victim, Felony Take and Drive a Vehicle Without Consent, Felony Maintain Drug Trafficking Place, Felon in Possession of Firearm, Felony Possess Firearm Silencer, Felony Misappropriate ID Info - Obtain Money, Felony Possession of Methamphetamine, Misdemeanor Possession of THC ( Marijuana), Misdemeanor Receive Stolen Property, Misdemeanor Theft, Misdemeanor Criminal Damage to Property, Misdemeanor Issue Worthless Check, Misdemeanor Disorderly Conduct, Misdemeanor Possess Drug Paraphernalia, Misdemeanor Operate Without Valid License.

In addition to the criminal charges that were pending against Bryan, he was also charged with numerous non-criminal violations including, Operating While Intoxicated (1st Offense), Operate While Suspended, Reckless Driving-Endanger Safety, Unsafe Lane Deviation, Unsafe Passing On Right, and Speeding (35-39 mph).

At a recent court hearing in Washburn County Circuit Court Bryan was sentenced on 1 conviction for Class I Felony Vehicle Operator Flee/Elude Officer and 3 convictions for Felony Bail Jumping that were filed against him in 4 court cases.

The Court has ordered Bryan to serve 1 year of confinement in county jail for his conviction of Class I Felony Vehicle Operator Flee/Elude Officer with credit for 189 days already served.

On each of his Felony Bail Jumping convictions Bryan has been ordered to serve 5 years of probation with an imposed and stayed sentence of 18 years total; 3 years of initial confinement followed by 3 years of extended supervision to be served consecutively on each conviction if Bryan’s probation should be revoked.

Conditions of Bryan’s probation will require him to maintain absolute sobriety, undergo an alcohol and other drug assessment, engage in behavioral therapy and mental health counseling, and pay restitution of $440.00. Bryan is also prohibited from possessing or consuming any controlled substances unless prescribed.

Online circuit court records show that the remaining charges filed against Bryan in the cases and counties listed above were either dismissed and/or read in for consideration in sentencing, except one remaining case still pending in Burnett County Circuit Court which charges him with felony bail jumping.

DrydenWire.com does not have the details pertaining to that case, however Bryan is due to appear on that charge again in June 2020.

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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