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Three Jailed For Beating Man In Town of Peshtigo
Issue Date: October 24, 2019
Two men on supervised release from the Wisconsin Sate Prison system and a female companion were jailed in Marinette County on Thursday, Oct. 17 after they allegedly broke into a home on Rhems Road in the Town of Peshtigo and beat up the man who lived there.
A news release issued by Marinette County Sheriff Jerry Sauve said 911 Dispatch received a call on Thursday afternoon reporting "a home invasion type burglary."
After leaving the home the three reportedly fled in a vehicle. Officers were able to locate the two male suspects a short time later in wooded area off of River Road in the Town of Porterfield where they were taken in custody. The female was located later in the evening in the Town of Grover where she was taken into custody.
The two male suspects were identified as Dallas Willis, 30 and Jack Swearingen, 41, both of Marinette. The female has been identified as Laura Dahlin, 36, of 318 Leonard St., Marinette.
Willis and Swearingen were held in jail on supervision violations through the Wisconsin Department of Corrections (DOC), with Willis also held on a previously issued apprehension request warrant from the DOC. Additional charges are pending.
Dahlin was held in jail on charges of Criminal Trespassing and being a party of the crime of Substantial Battery.
All three suspects were lodged in the Marinette County Jail and reports are being prepared for the Marinette County District Attorney. This is still an ongoing investigation, Sauve said. He reported this appeared to be an isolated incident and said there is no ongoing concern for public safety.
Dahlin had been free on $1,500 cash bond after being arrested on Thursday, Sept. 19 and charged with a felony count of possession of amphetamine with intent to sell and three misdemeanor counts of possessing drug paraphernalia. She was scheduled for a preliminary hearing on those counts at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29 before Judge James Morrison in Branch 2 of Marinette County Circuit Court.