A jury has been selected for the trial of Doug Nitek, charged with killing Rusk County Sheriff’s Deputy Dan Glaze on October 29, 2016.
Online circuit court records indicate that 82 jurors were summoned in to the Rusk County Courthouse for the jury selection process on September 17, 2018. An additional 41 individuals were on call should they be needed as jurors. Court was called to order at 8:08a., and after several hours of potential jurors answering questions, at 2:06p. the oath was given to the final 15 jurors. The jurors will be sequestered and the Court instructed them to not discuss the case with anyone.
Nitek’s trial is to be held at the Dunn County Courthouse, with testimony to begin on September 18, 2018.
In total, Nitek is facing 31 charges including Class A Felony 1st Degree Intentional Homicide, 2 counts of Class B Felony Attempted 1st Degree Intentional Homicide, 17 counts of Class F Felony 1st Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety, Class G Felony Possess Firearm-Convicted of a Felony, Class I Felony Possession of Methamphetamine, 5 counts of Felony Bail Jumping, Misdemeanor Possession of THC (Marijuana), Misdemeanor Possess Drug Paraphernalia, and 2 counts of Misdemeanor Criminal Damage to Property.
The jury trial is scheduled to run through October 5, 2018.
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.