BARRON COUNTY -- Firearm charges against Casey Murray, of Almena, WI, have been dismissed upon his completion of a Barron County Diversion Court Program.
DrydenWire.com published a press release from the Barron County Sheriff’s Office in December 2019 after an incident involving a firearm resulted in one man’s arrest.
At the time of the incident, Barron County Dispatch received a call for assistance from a female who stated that Murray was shooting a firearm into the air and making threats if Law Enforcement were called. Law Enforcement told the female to find cover and she locked herself in a room and stayed there until Law Enforcement arrived. Initially Murray did not comply with Deputies, according to the press release, however he was ultimately taken into custody.
Murray was charged with Misdemeanor Operate Firearm While Intoxicated, and Misdemeanor Disorderly Conduct according to online circuit court records. In May 2020, a hearing was held at which the Court accepted a Diversion Court Program agreement for Murray. Details of the Program conditions and requirements were not included in the online circuit court records, however Murray did submit a letter of apology.
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At a recent hearing in Barron County Circuit Court, Murray appeared for a hearing on the agreement which he entered. The State, by the Barron County District Attorney’s Office, moved to amend Murray’s charge of Misdemeanor Disorderly Conduct to a non-criminal charge of Disorderly Conduct. The State also moved to dismiss Murray’s misdemeanor charge of Operate Firearm While Intoxicated.
Murray entered a plea of No Contest to the non-criminal charge of Disorderly Conduct and the Court accepted his plea. Online circuit court records indicate that Murray has completed an Alcohol and Other Drug Assessment and paid his Diversion Court fees. Murray will owe an additional forfeiture to the Court of over $$250.00 for his conviction.