A Marion man is being held in the Waupaca County Jail on a 10-thousand dollar cash bond following multiple felony charges, including stalking. 42 year old Richard R. Schmidt, the Second, also faces two counts of violating a harassment restraining order, and a count of intimidating a witness. The criminal complaint alleges Schmidt has undertaken a series of stalking activity toward a teenage girl in Waupaca and the Town of Royalton over the past 3 years. The complaint alleges that despite a harassment injunction, Schmidt sent the girl flowers, candy, and a 19-page letter. If convicted, he could face up to 16 years in prison. Schmidt is due back in court next Tuesday.
A Waupaca man is in jail on a 1000 dollar cash bond following charges of burglary and criminal damage to property. 33 year old Demerray J. Gilliam is alleged to have kicked in a door to an apartment, and allegedly took a large television. Gilliam could face up to a dozen years in prison if convicted. He is due back in court on the 22nd.