Man Pleads Not Guilty in Fatal Burnett County Hit-and-Run Case

Friday, October 6, 2017 | by Ben Dryden |


Domminic Haugen, charged in a Burnett County fatal hit-and-run incident in June 2016 has entered a plea of not guilty to his charges.

Online circuit court records indicate that Haugen appeared in Burnett County Circuit Court on September 28, 2017, for a preliminary examination hearing on his charges. The Court found probable cause in the State's criminal charges against Haugen to bind the case over for trial.

Haugen entered a plea of Not Guilty to his charges of Class D Felony Hit-and-Run / Involve Death.

Charges were filed against Haugen after an investigation into a fatal hit-and-run which resulted in the death of a woman in Burnett County in June 2016. The victim was later identified as Courtney Oustigoff.

Allegedly Haugen drove his white Dodge pickup truck to his residence after striking the victim with it; cleaned up the truck, and then put animal blood to cover up the damage.

The Wisconsin State Patrol Technical Reconstruction Unit and the Sawyer County Sheriff's office assisted Burnett County Sheriff's Office with the investigation. After Haugen's pickup truck was located in Sawyer County, a cadaver dog was brought in and gave two positive hits on the pickup truck. Tests conducted by the Wisconsin State Crime Lab indicate that fibers were found on the undercarriage of Haugen's truck which were matched to the clothing worn by the victim, Courtney Oustigoff.

Haugen also allegedly admitted that he knew he had struck a person with his truck and left the scene rather than staying to check on the person.

Criminal charges are also filed against Haugen in Sawyer County Circuit Court charging him with 4 counts of Manufacturing / Delivering Amphetamine, 1 count of Maintaining a Drug Trafficking Place and 1 count of misdemeanor Disorderly Conduct.

Haugen was placed on a $10,000 cash bond by Burnett County Circuit Court on August 9, 2017. It is believed that he remains in the custody of law enforcement.

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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$10,000 Cash Bond Set for Man Charged in Fatal Hit-and-Run

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 | by Ben Dryden

The Court has set a $10,000 cash bond for a man charged with Hit-and-Run / Involve Death in Burnett County Circuit Court.

Public record indicates that Domminic Haugen, of Radisson, WI, appeared in Burnett County Circuit Court today, August 9, 2017, on his charge of Class D Felony Hit-and-Run / Involve Death. A criminal complaint was filed against Haugen in February of 2017, stemming from an investigation into the death of a woman in Burnett County in June 2016. A warrant for Haugen's arrest was filed along with the criminal complaint.

At Haugen's hearing on August 9, 2017, his arrest warrant was canceled and the Court ordered a cash bail bond in the amount of $10,000 for Haugen. According to public record, Haugen's address was updated on July 20, 2017, and indicates that he was in the custody of the Sawyer County Jail.

DrydenWire.com reported in February 2017 that charges were filed against Haugen. In June of 2016, a woman was found deceased on the side of the road on County Road X about a ¼ mile north of County Road B in the Town of Dewey, Burnett County. The charges filed against Haugen allege that he had reason to know that he had struck someone or something and failed to stop and investigate, with the result of the incident being the death of the victim. Allegedly Haugen drove his white Dodge pickup truck to his residence after striking the victim with it, cleaned up the truck, and then put animal blood to cover up the damage.

The Wisconsin State Patrol Technical Reconstruction Unit and the Sawyer County Sheriff's office assisted Burnett County Sheriff's Office with the investigation. After Haugen's pickup truck was located in Sawyer County, a cadaver dog was brought in and gave two positive hits on the pickup truck. Tests conducted by the Wisconsin State Crime Lab indicate that fibers were found on the undercarriage of Haugen's truck which were matched to the clothing worn by the victim, Courtney Oustigoff.

Reportedly, Haugen also admitted that he knew he had struck a person with his truck and left the scene rather than staying to check on the person.

Haugen also has open court cases in Sawyer County Circuit Court, charging him with 4 counts of Manufacturing / Delivering Amphetamine and Maintaining a Drug Trafficking Place and Disorderly Conduct.

A Preliminary Examination Hearing on Haugen's Felony charge in Burnett County Circuit Court is scheduled for August 17, 2017.

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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Charges Filed in Fatal Hit-and-Run in Burnett County

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 | by Ben Dryden

Felony charges have been filed against a Radisson, WI man, Domminic Haugen following an investigation into a fatal Hit and Run incident in Burnett County, WI in June of 2016.

According to public records obtained and reviewed by DrydenWire.com, the Burnett County District Attorney's Office has filed a Class D Felony charge of Hit and Run, Resulting in the Death of Courtney Oustigoff of Webster, WI against Domminic Haugen.

This charge was filed with a warrant for Haugen's arrest. Burnett County Sheriff's Office reports that Haugen is currently in the custody of the Sawyer County Sheriff's Office.

Burnett County Sheriff's Office issued press releases at the time of the incident (see below for full press releases) which stated that on June 15, 2016, deputies responded to a call reporting that a woman was lying injured on the side of the road on County Road X about 1⁄4 mile north of County Road B in the Town of Dewey. Investigators determined that the woman's injuries were consistent with having been struck by a vehicle.The woman was pronounced dead at the scene and was later identified as Courtney Oustigoff.

According to the criminal complaint, the charges filed against Haugen allege that he had reason to know that he had struck someone or something and failed to stop and investigate, with the result of the incident being the death of the victim. Allegedly Haugen drove his white Dodge pickup truck to his residence after striking the victim with it, cleaned up the truck, and then put animal blood to cover up the damage.

The Wisconsin State Patrol Technical Reconstruction Unit and the Sawyer County Sheriff's office assisted Burnett County Sheriff's Office with the investigation. After Haugen's pickup truck was located in Sawyer County, a cadaver dog was brought in and gave two positive hits on the pickup truck. Tests conducted by the Wisconsin State Crime Lab indicate that fibers were found on the undercarriage of Haugen's truck which was matched to the clothing worn by the victim, Courtney Oustigoff.

Haugen also admitted that he knew he had struck a person with his truck and left the scene rather than staying to check on the person, according to the criminal complaint.

Public record shows that Haugen has open criminal cases in Sawyer County Circuit Court also. Haugen was one of five individuals arrested in Sawyer County following an investigation into a possible drug house. The Sawyer County District Attorney's Office filed four charges of Felony Manufacturing or Delivering Methamphetamine and one charge of Felony Maintaining a Drug Trafficking Place against Haugen in September 2016. In a separate Sawyer County Criminal Case, Haugen is charged with Misdemeanor Disorderly Conduct. Haugen is due back in Sawyer County Circuit Court on February 21, 2017.

DrydenWire.com reminds our readers that individuals charged with a crime are presumed innocent until convicted by a judge or jury.


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UPDATE ON FATAL HIT AND RUN, PEDESTRIAN STRUCK IN BURNETT CO.

DrydenWire - Friday, Jun. 24, 2016

Media Release - Town of Dewey, Burnett County, WI -- The public is being asked to assist investigators in identifying the vehicle and driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run of a pedestrian during the overnight hours of Tuesday, June 14th. Results of this ongoing investigation indicate that the vehicle which struck and killed 30–year old Courtney Oustigoff of Webster, WI is a truck, or possibly an SUV having high ground clearance; with damage to the undercarriage and front end of the vehicle.

Investigators request that anyone that may have been traveling in the area of County Road X and State Highway 70 between 11:00 p.m. on June 14 and 06:00 a.m. on June 15th; or anyone that has further information regarding this incident, contact the Burnett County Sheriff’s Office at 715-349-2121.


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FATAL HIT AND RUN, PEDESTRIAN STRUCK IN BURNETT CO.

DrydenWire - Monday, Jun. 20, 2016

Media Release - Town of Dewey, Burnett County, WI -- On Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 6:11 am the Burnett County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a female lying on the side of the road on County Rd X about 1⁄4 mile north of County Rd B in the Town of Dewey. The yet unidentified female appeared to have been struck by a northbound vehicle which has fled the scene. The female victim was pronounced dead at the scene by the Burnett County Medical Examiner. Investigation and crash reconstruction continues by the Burnett County Sheriff’s Office and Wisconsin State Patrol.

No further information will be released at this time. Anyone having information about this incident should call the Burnett County Sheriff’s Office.


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