Local News Briefs – Friday, 4-15-16

Ewell Charged


35-year-old Tina Ewell was charged in Fond du Lac County Court on Thursday with
four counts stemming from her alleged involvement in the murder of Timothy
Nance.  Ewell is accused of helping
dispose of Nance’s body and evidence after Eve Nance shot and killed her
husband in November of 2013.  Eve Nance
was convicted of 1st degree intentional homicide in January of this year.  Ewell faces felony charges of Hiding a Corpse
and Harboring/Aiding a Felon, and misdemeanor charges of Resisting or
Obstructing and Officer, and Failing to Report A Death Under Unusual
Circumstances.  Judge Gary Sharpe ordered
a $5,000 signature bond with orders that that Ewell is not allowed to discuss
the case with anyone named in the complaint other than her husband.  She is also not allowed to travel out of the
state without court approval.


Gudex Endorses Feyen


State Senator Rick Gudex has endorsed Republican candidate
Dan Feyen to succeed him in the 18th State Senate District.  In a press release, Gudex says that “Dan is
the right kind of Republican for the 18th Senate District.” Gudex
was elected in 2012 and announced last year that he would not seek re-election
after serving his one and only term in office.


West Bend Woman
Sentenced In Sexual Assault Case


A 27-year-old West
woman who had sexual contact twice with a
13-year-old boy in March of last year in her apartment will spend five years in
prison and six years under extended supervision. Earlier this year, a jury
found Christine A. Spoo guilty of two counts of second degree sexual assault of
a child under 16. In court for sentencing yesterday Spoo, continued to maintain
that the assaults never happened.  Judge
Andrew Gonring, who presided over the trial, said he was absolutely convinced
that Spoo was guilty. Gonring also expressed concern that there was no current
information on how the boy is doing. Prosecutors had argued for eight years in
prison and ten to fifteen years of extended supervision. Spoo and her attorney
asked that Spoo be placed on probation. Spoo’s attorney says an appeal is


Extinguish Your Library Fines


The Fond du Lac Fire
Department and JF Ahern will give you a chance to clean up your record at the Fond du Lac Public
Library this afternoon.  Troy Haase of
the Fond du Lac
Fire Department says that the Fire Fighters Local 400 and JF Ahern have each
contributed $2000 to a fund that will allow you to return any over-due items at
no cost.   Haase says that the library
needs their material back and sometimes people don’t return them because they
face a fine.  He says this will get you
back in good graces and have your fines whipped out.  He says a fire truck will be out at the
library during the event to talk about fire prevention and they may have a few
giveaways.  The event runs from 1pm to
3pm this afternoon.


Lottery Scam


Wisconsin Lottery officials remind players to be alert about
lottery-related scams. There is currently a scam being sent via email that
claims the recipient has won a large sum of money. The Lottery does not know
who winners are until they come forward – it does not contact players by phone,
email or letter saying they’ve won. Lottery scams often involve telling
consumers they have won, but need to send a processing fee or divulge personal
information like credit card or social security numbers. The Wisconsin Lottery
does not require fees when winners claim a prize, the Lottery would not ask for
personal information over the telephone or in an email. If it seems too good to
be true, it probably is. Wisconsin Lottery officials say consumers should be
aware of the potential scams and use caution if they are contacted about
winning a lottery prize. If you get a questionable phone call, e-mail or
letter, contact the Lottery’s Player Hotline at 608.266.7777.