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Colfax woman whose house was target of arson charged with 10 more felonies for a total of 43

By LeAnn R. Ralph

MENOMONIE  —  A 36-year-old Colfax woman whose house was the target of an arsonist has now been charged with ten additional felonies related to drugs and bail jumping, bringing the total felony charges against her in three counties to 43.

Katie E. Bundy made an initial appearance in Dunn County Circuit Court on the new felony charges January 16.

In the most recent case, Bundy is charged with two felony counts of possession of methamphetamine and possessing drug paraphernalia to manufacture or store methamphetamine and eight counts of felony bail jumping.

Dunn County Judge Rod Smeltzer set a bail on January 14 in the latest Bundy case of $3,000 cash.

Dunn County Court records list Bundy’s address as 601 Main Street in Colfax, which was also the apartment building where the officer-involved shooting of Beth Mittelstadt occurred in December when Mittelstadt  allegedly came after Colfax Police Chief Bill Anderson with a machete.

Mittelstadt is accused of setting fire to Bundy’s house at 511 East Third Avenue in Colfax last May.

According to Dunn County Sheriff’s Department investigators, Mittelstadt said she was at Bundy’s house on Third Avenue that evening in May of 2014 to buy methamphetamine from Bundy but denied having anything to do with setting the fire.

Bundy faces numerous other charges in Dunn County in other cases as well: one count of felony obtaining a controlled substance by fraud; one felony count of misappropriating an identification to obtain money; one felony count of possession of methamphetamine; one felony count of possession of narcotics; eight additional counts of felony bail jumping; and misdemeanor counts of retail theft, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Bail in the other Dunn County cases has been set with a $1,000 signature bond in May of 2013; a $1,000 signature bond in February of 2014; $20 cash in March of 2014; and $100 cash in July of 2014.

Bundy also faces numerous felony and misdemeanor charges in Chippewa County and Eau Claire County.

In Chippewa County, Bundy is charged with one felony count each of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud; misappropriating an ID to obtain money; forgery; cashing a forged checked; and bail jumping.

Bail was set in the Chippewa County case with a $2,500 signature bond in May of 2014.

In Eau Claire County, Bundy is charged with one felony count of delivering methamphetamine; one felony count of identity theft; one felony count of possessing narcotic drugs; 13 felony counts of bail jumping; and misdemeanor counts of obtaining prescription drugs using a false order; retail theft; obstructing an officer; possession of a controlled substance; and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Bail in Eau Claire County was set with two $1,500 signature bonds on two separate dates in November of 2014; and a $500 signature bond in July of 2014.

All together, in all three counties, Bundy is charged with 43 felonies related to drug charges and bail jumping and eight misdemeanors.

As a condition of bail in Eau Claire County, Bundy has been ordered to not possess or use any illegal drugs or drug paraphernalia; not to possess an ID that belongs to someone else; and to have no contact with Shopko.

A plea hearing for Bundy on various charges was scheduled in Dunn County Circuit Court January 26.

A review hearing for the Bundy case in Chippewa County is set for February 24.

Additional hearings for Bundy are scheduled in Eau Claire County on January 28 and January 29.