BURNETT CO. -- A Shell Lake man already facing Felony Burglary charges in Burnett County Circuit Court, now has new charges filed against him in Burnett County and a warrant has been issued for his arrest.
According to public record, Timothy Wallace, of Shell Lake, WI, was scheduled to appear in Burnett County Circuit Court on April 26, 2017, and when he failed to do so, Judge Kenneth Kutz authorized a warrant for Wallace's arrest.
Previously DrydenWire.com reported on November 21, 2016, that Wallace had been charged with 2 counts of Felony Burglary and 1 count of Misdemeanor Theft stemming from an investigation in Burnett County in the summer of 2016. Wallace was linked to a series of break-ins in which multiple power tools, multiple items of fishing gear, 2 trolling motors, an air compressor, chainsaws and more were stolen from more than one address in Burnett County. When investigators interviewed Wallace, he confessed to taking the items that had been retrieved up to that point in time and also admitted to taking other items and told officers where they could find those.
The new charges filed against Wallace include Class H Felony Bail Jump, Class B Misdemeanor Disorderly Conduct, Class A Misdemeanor Resisting an Officer, and Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
According to the criminal complaint, on April 9, 2017, Wallace had contact with the Grantsburg Police Department outside of a bar shortly after closing time. A large group of people had gathered, following the Pinko Jame event, and officers were attempting to get the people to move along and go home.
Officers saw a male, later identified as Wallace, engaged in a verbal argument with a female. Wallace jumped in a vehicle parked in front of the bar while stating that he was just going to “f**k her up”. An officer approached the vehicle and ordered Wallace to stop and get out. The criminal complaint goes on to state thatWallace started the vehicle which was near the large group of people, revved the engine, put it in gear and backed up a couple of feet. The officer continued orderingWallace to stop and he did finally put the vehicle back into park. Wallace then got out of the vehicle, while continuing to yell back and forth with the female. He would not state his name and chanted repeatedly, “Lawyer, Lawyer”. The officer advised Wallace that he was being placed under arrest for resisting an officer because he was refusing to cooperate and identify himself and Wallace then began to physically resist the officer. While searching Wallace for officer safety, officers found a marijuana pipe inside one of his pants pockets. The complaint states that once Wallace was inside the squad car he began screaming and kicking at the windows and reportedly continued to do so while en route to the Burnett county Jail.
Wallace appeared in Burnett County Circuit Court on April 11, 2017, for a bail bond hearing after his arrest on his latest charges, and according to public record, Judge James Erickson placed Wallace on a $2,500 signature bond.
If anyone has any knowledge of the whereabouts of Timothy Wallace, please contact the Burnett County Sheriff's Office, 715-349-2121.
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