Former Wheeler man sentenced to prison and probation for sex assault, pleads guilty to Boyceville fire department burglary

By LeAnn R. Ralph

MENOMONIE — A 20-year-old former Wheeler man who pleaded guilty to sexual assault and child enticement has been sentenced to two years in prison and four years of probation.

Micah Allen Minor, who was sentenced in St. Croix County in January to one year and two months of confinement and two years of extended supervision for animal cruelty resulting in death, appeared for a sentencing hearing on the sexual assault charges in Dunn County April 18 before Judge James Peterson.

[emember_protected] During the April 18 hearing, Minor also pleaded guilty to a burglary at the Boyceville fire department’s concession stand last summer and agreed to a deferred prosecution agreement with two years of probation and $797 in restitution.

Minor, along with several others, was arrested on charges related to the theft of about $3,000 worth of sound equipment from the Boyceville fire department’s concession stand at the Boyceville airport in the summer of 2016.

A separate felony count for Minor of receiving stolen property was dismissed.

Judge Peterson accepted Minor’s guilty plea on the felony count of child enticement with sexual contact and also granted 168 days of credit for time served. The Dunn County sentence will be consecutive to the sentence in the St. Croix County case involving animal cruelty.

On the misdemeanor count of sex with a child 16 years or older, Judge Peterson sentenced Minor to nine months in the county jail concurrent with the prison term.

All together, between the Dunn County case and the St. Croix County case, Minor is sentenced to three years and two months in prison and six years of extended supervision.

According to the Dunn County criminal complaint, the sexual assault Minor perpetrated occurred at a house in the Town of Otter Creek.

The victim stated that Minor had forced her to have sex with him after she had told him “no” several times. The victim also told investigators that Minor had given her alcohol and Xanax, according to the complaint.

Judge Peterson ordered Minor to register as a sex offender for 15 years.

In St. Croix County Circuit Court, Judge Scott Needham sentenced Minor to one year and two months of initial confinement and 24 months of extended supervision consecutive to any sentence imposed in Dunn County for the animal cruelty felony.

According to news reports, in the St. Croix County case, Minor told investigators he had been at a residence in Glenwood City and had knocked a loaded gun to the floor, that the gun had accidentally discharged and had struck a cat.

Investigators could find no evidence of an animal having been wounded inside the residence but discovered a bullet hole on the outside of the house, and the cat was found dead outside.

Minor previously resided in Wheeler but court records indicate his address changed to a Colfax residence on 560th Street in November of 2016. [/emember_protected]