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County woman found guilty of battery of peace officer, OWI

A county woman was found guilty Thursday by jury in Pierce County Circuit Court of battery of a peace officer, obstructing an officer, carrying a concealed weapon, operating while intoxicated and operating with a prohibited alcohol content. The battery is the lone felony charge.

Tally Rowan, 33, formerly of Prescott, who now lives in Spring Valley, was found guilty of those charges as the jury deliberated for about an hour.

"People can still be drunk and engage in purposeful conduct," said Pierce County District Attorney John O'Boyle during his closing argument, highlighting a popular theme throughout the two-day trial.

Rowan will be sentenced on these crimes at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 23.

@bc:The incident

@t:The jury trial wrapped up a case stretching back to last March in the City of Prescott. In the early morning hours of March 13, Prescott Police Officer Rob Funk saw a vehicle failing to come to a complete stop at the stop sign at Hwy. 10 on Pearl Street. Funk went to initiate a traffic stop, but, before he could, the vehicle crashed into a light pole on 10.

For more please read the April 1 print version of the Herald.

Jason Schulte

Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts. 

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