Last Suspect In Lac du Flambeau Man's Death Enters Plea

Nov 7, 2019

The fifth and final suspect charged in the murder of a Lac du Flambeau man has reached a plea agreement with Iron County prosecutors.

Twenty-eight-year-old Curtis Wolfe agreed to plead guilty to a reduced charge of second-degree reckless homicide, hiding a corpse, possession of a gun as a convicted felon and aiding a felon. He will be sentenced January 22nd.

He and four other men have been convicted in the murder of Wayne Valliere Junior, whose body was found New Year’s Day 2018.

Solis Homicide Trial Postponed In Vilas County

Jan 24, 2019

A five day jury trial of Jeremiah Solis, 20, charged with homicide by negligent handling of a dangerous weapon and homicide while under the influence of a controlled substance, that was set to begin Feb. 4 has been postponed to April 30 after a hearing in Vilas County court Wednesday.

Solis, now of Hancock, Wisconsin is alleged to have handled a .40 caliber handgun in an apartment at 431 East Wall Street in Eagle River on September 3, 2017, when it discharged hitting Connor Stephens, 20, in the chest causing his death.

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Three open homicide cases pending in Vilas County court are moving forward slowly with a five day jury trial set for one next February, another with the person charged sitting in jail under a high cash bond, and a third four hours away whose signature bond is being delivered for signing by a public defender.

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The murder of a Lac du Flambeau man has led to more charges against one of the suspects in the death of Wayne Valliere, Jr. last year.

28 year old Evan Oungst of Arbor Vitae is one of five men charged in the man's homicide.

The state Department of Justice has added 14 more felony charges.

Valliere, Jr. was found dead in Iron county. Oungst also faces other felony charges in Vilas county.

In August, an Iron County jury convicted Joseph Lussier and Richard Allen of killing Valliere, Jr. and dumping his body in the woods.

The woman and man found dead in Oneida County were the mother and step-father of the 17-year-old suspect arrested Sunday in Indiana.

The victims have been identified as 37-year-old Thomas Ayers and 40-year-old Jennifer Ayers.

They were found dead Sunday morning at 1625 County Highway C, after a 911 call from a juvenile female reported an emergency at her residence.

The Oneida County Sheriff's Office got the call at about 10:40 a.m. Sunday morning.  

A new report says 89 deaths in Wisconsin were the result of domestic violence in the past two years. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. WXPR News Director Ken Krall spoke with Tri-County Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault's Shellie Holmes about the report from the statewide advocacy group End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin. She says the report is numbers, but the people involved are real as are the impacts.


A Forest county jury has found a 47 year old Crandon man guilty of five of of counts concerning the New Year's Day 2012 traffic death of a man in the town of Nashville south of Crandon.

The jury came to a verdict shortly after 7:30 p.m. Friday in the case of Norbert Polar. Polar was found guilty of homicide by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle and guilty of hit and run and traffic related offenses including a fifth DUI.