Woman found guilty of making threats to judgesA 34-year-old county woman was found guilty Tuesday afternoon in Pierce County Circuit Court of making threats to judges.
By: Jason Schulte, Pierce County Herald
A panel of six men and women took about two hours Tuesday morning to convict a county woman of making threats to judges.
Tally A. Rowan, 34, was charged with the two felonies in Pierce County Circuit Court relating to separating accounts involving Pierce County Circuit Court Judge Robert Wing and Buffalo/Pepin Circuit Court Judge James Duvall.
Those two judges presided over a previous case in which Rowan was found guilty and sentenced for police battery, resisting or obstructing an officer and carrying a concealed weapon.
A sentencing hearing has yet to be announced as of Tuesday afternoon.
This case gained the attention of the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department in late April when a fellow inmate was alleging that Rowan, who was in the Pierce County Jail due to the previous case, was making verbal death threats towards Duvall and Wing. The criminal complaint also states that she perceived the threats to be credible and that Rowan “had the means and ability to have someone carry out these threats.”
She was interviewed by Sheriff’s Investigators a couple weeks later and she reiterated those same claims. A few days later, the inmate contacted investigators again and said that Rowan specifically targeted Duvall because she didn’t like the way Duvall spoke to her and added his personal opinion and not following her rights.
For more please read the Nov. 18 print version of the Herald.