SPOONER, Wis. -- Effective today, October 9, 2018, William Baugh will be residing at W5602 Hwy 70 in the Township of Spooner, according to Washburn County Sheriff Terry Dryden.

"As most of you were aware Baugh was residing in Spooner. DOC has placed him at the address listed in this release. We are in the process of notifying the neighbors in the direct vicinity of W5602 Hwy 70. Any questions or concerns please contact Kellie Blechinger, WI Department of Corrections, 715-416-4357." - Sheriff Dryden

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Sex Offender to be Released in Washburn County

Spooner Police Department | Wednesday, August 29, 2018

News Release

Spooner Police Chief Jerry Christman announces the release of Baugh on September 4th 2018.

Baugh is a convicted Sex offender who has been identified as a person that may present a risk to reoffend. This is due to the fact that he has more than one sexual assault conviction. The Spooner Police Department is releasing the following information pursuant to sec. 301.46 (2) (a) of the Wisconsin Statutes which authorizes law enforcement agencies to inform the public of the release of a convicted sex offender when the release of such information will enhance public safety and protection.


Baugh remains under the close supervision of the Wisconsin Department of Corrections. He will be restricted geographically by electronic monitoring equipment. In addition, there are numerous rules and restrictions compiled by the Department of Corrections, in which Mr. Baugh will be required to follow. Baugh will be homeless in Washburn County. Baugh’s homeless status is temporary and when Mr. Baugh finds permanent housing a community notification meeting will be held. If you have more questions regarding this registrant, please contact Supervisor Kellie Blechinger (715 416-4357) or Sex Offender Registration Specialist Amy Jain (715-416-4175) or your local law enforcement department.

Last Update: Oct 09, 2018 1:14 pm CDT

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