A La Crosse man has been charged with raping someone in 2010 in Jackson County, the Department of Justice announced Tuesday, after evidence was tested as part of the Wisconsin Sexual Assault Kit Initiative.
Hank W. Elmore, 36, was charged June 19 with sexual assault by use of force and had his initial appearance Monday in Jackson County Circuit Court.
According to the DOJ, Elmore forced another person to have sexual intercourse without consent at about 1 a.m. July 15, 2010, in Merrillan in Jackson County. The victim went to the hospital the next day, complaining of severe pain, and had a sexual assault examination.
The victim told police at the time that Elmore was the perpetrator, and choked her until she could not breath during the incident, according to the complaint.
The evidence gathered at the hospital was tested in 2018 as part of a state initiative to clear a backlog of rape kits held as evidence.
Chad A. Kowalke, 45, La Crosse, was charged July 30 with felony bail jumping, receiving stolen property and retail theft. On July 3, Kowalke had a checkbook stolen from Blaschke Funeral Home with his things that he left at the Rose Street Walgreens, according to the complaint.
Devyn M. Schams, 19, La Crosse, was charged July 30 with burglary, felony bail jumping, theft, resisting or obstructing an officer and two counts of misdemeanor bail jumping. Schams entered a West Salem home June 14 and took more than a $1,000 cash, then rode a bike away from an officer July 22 and tried to hide under a vehicle, according to the complaint.
London A. Watson, 31, La Crosse, was charged July 31 with felony bail jumping and possession of drug paraphernalia. Watson had a marijuana grinder July 20 in violation of his bond, according to the complaint.
Kalianne C. Lentz
Kalianne C. Lentz, 30, Onalaska, was charged July 29 with second-offense operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated causing injury, second-offense operating a motor vehicle with a prohibited alcohol content causing injury, second-offense operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and second-offense operating a motor vehicle with a prohibited alcohol content. Lentz was intoxicated at about noon July 7 when she rear-ended another vehicle, injuring the passengers, according to the complaint.
Tanner Olds, 27, of Onalaska was charged July 28 with felony bail jumping--new crimes, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence--second offense; possession of THC and possession of drug paraphernalia. Olds was stopped for driving erratically July 27 and was deemed to be intoxicated, in addition to having a dab pen in his vehicle, according to the criminal complaint.
Holton Carter Jr.
Holton Carter Jr. was charged July 28 with strangulation and suffocation and disorderly conduct. Carter is accused of choking a woman and attempting to strangle her June 28, according to the criminal complaint.
Tyler Yogmas, 33, of La Crosse was charged July 28 with knowingly operating a motor vehicle while suspended and causing great bodily harm and possessing an illegally obtained prescription. Yogmas crossed the centerline June 6 on Hwy. 16 in Town of Medary and hit another vehicle, causing injury to the leg of the driver, and had a bottle of pills not prescribed to him in the vehicle, according to the criminal complaint.
Chad Oehler, 40, of La Crosse was charged July 28 with theft by contractor. Oehler is accused of cashing a check for $4,500 despite not doing the driveway paving he was hired and paid to do, according to the complaint.
John D. Rodgers
Troy R. Dean
Troy R. Dean, 45, of La Crosse was charged July 27 with three felony charges of strangulation and suffocation, substantial battery and false imprisonment, along with several other domestic abuse misdemeanor charges. The victim, who was in a relationship with Dean, temporarily lost the use of their legs and lost consciousness after the assault. He is being held on a $2,500 cash bond.
William S. Glidden
Troy E. Teague
Julius Roberts, 43, of La Crosse was charged July 22 as a fugitive with a felony charge in Illinois, according to the criminal complaint.
Holton Carter Jr., 40, La Crosse, was charged July 20 with strangulation and suffocation and disorderly conduct. Carter strangled a woman June 28 in La Crosse, according to the complaint.
Seth J. McCormick, 29, La Crosse, was charged July 20 with strangulation and suffocation, three counts of battery, three counts of disorderly conduct, intimidating a victim to dissuade reporting and two counts of criminal damage to property. McCormick strangled a woman, threw a plate at her, breaking it on her leg, pulled the front door of its hinges, punched her in the face and took her phone away over a series of incidents in June, according to the complaint.
Christina M. Sievert, 40, Holmen, was charged July 20 with attempted battery to a nurse, battery and disorderly conduct. Sievert tried to pinch a nurse July 3 and spat in her face, according to the complaint.
Andrew M. Plum, 32, La Crosse, was charged July 14 with second-degree recklessly endangering safety, felony bail jumping, resisting an officer and operating a motor vehicle while revoked. Plum was stopped by police Jan. 5 and sped away after nearly running over a La Crosse County Sheriff’s Deputy’s feet, according to the complaint.
Kelly R. Knudtson, 31, West Salem, was charged July 9 with two counts of felony bail jumping. Knudtson violated terms of her bond June 30 when she had contact twice with her co-defendant in a previous case, according to the complaint.
Joshua Vue, 34, La Crosse, was charged July 7 with possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia, both as a repeat offender. Vue was found asleep in a vehicle in an alley behind the 2100 block of Market Street with a glass pipe and four gem bags with a total of 12.3 grams of meth inside, according to the complaint.
Katie R. McCune, 42, was charged July 6 with felony bail jumping and possession of methamphetamine. Katie had meth June 16 when she was detained after being a passenger in a stolen vehicle, according to the complaint.
Jeffery D. Stellick, 35, was charged July 6 with operating a motor vehicle without consent and fraudulent use of a credit card. An EatStreet driver reported his vehicle stolen after he left the car running while making a delivery June 15. Stellick was found June 16 driving the vehicle and attempted to use the victim’s debit card at Foot Locker, according to the complaint.