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Prescott teenager charged with strangulation

A Prescott teenager was charged Tuesday in Pierce County Circuit Court with strangulation and suffocation.

John P. Lubich, 19, 190 Flora St. S., was also charged with alleged misdemeanor intimidation of a victim and disorderly conduct along with the felony. The strangulation charge, which is a Class H felony, carries a maximum penalty of $10,000 and/or six years prison. He's scheduled to make his first court appearance 10 a.m. Oct. 19 on the charges.


The charges stem back to an Aug. 14 incident in the city of Prescott when the female victim called 911 according to the criminal complaint.

Prescott Police Officer Mark Schultz noted in his report that the victim told Pierce County Dispatch that things were fine and that a male voice got on the phone, sounded angry then hung up.

Schultz went to 190 Flora St. and first talked to the male, identified as Lubich. He said everything was fine between him and the victim.

For more please read the Sept. 30 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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