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Liebscher Waives Preliminary Hearing On Bail Jumping Charge

Oneida County Sheriff's Department

RHINELANDER – Jeffrey M. Liebscher, Sugar Camp, waived his right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday, June 10 on a felony bail jumping charge for allegedly consuming alcohol on a no-drink bond while awaiting sentencing on a felony charge of hit-and-run resulting in death in August 2019.

Oneida County sheriff’s deputies arrested the 54-year-old Liebscher on May 24 after they received a tip he was allegedly drinking alcohol. Liebscher appeared by video in Oneida County Circuit Court on the new charge. His attorney, Gary Cirilli, entered a not guilty plea on his behalf. Judge Patrick O’Melia found probable cause for the charge and set July 30 for a pretrial conference.

Liebscher remains in Oneida County jail after O’Melia revoked his bond on the hit-and-run charge at his initial appearance May 26 on the bail jumping charge. The judge also at that time set a $5,000 signature bond on the bail jumping charge.

Liebscher is due to be sentenced also at 9 a.m. July 30 also for causing the death of 23-year-old Sean J. Holtslander of Eagle River, who was riding his motorcycle at about 10:15 p.m. Aug. 28, 2019, on Highway 17 in the town of Sugar Camp. Liebscher turned into a driveway, failing to yield to the oncoming motorcycle, according to the criminal complaint. After seeing Holtslander was deceased, Liebscher then allegedly fled the scene without notifying authorities until hours later.

He pled guilty Feb. 14 to the hit-and-run causing death charge. A second felony charge of homicide by negligent operation/vehicle was dismissed by the court in a plea agreement with the state.

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