Boyceville man bound over for trial on sex registry violation

By LeAnn R. Ralph

MENOMONIE — A Dunn County judge has bound over for trial a 31-year-old Boyceville man on one felony count of a sex registry violation.

Chad M. Herdahl appeared with his attorney, Christopher Bub, for a preliminary hearing in Dunn County Circuit Court before Judge James Peterson October 5.

Following the preliminary hearing, Judge Peterson found probable cause in the case, bound Herdahl over for trial and set an arraignment hearing in November.

According to the criminal complaint, Herdahl was convicted of fourth degree sexual assault in Dunn County on October 14, 2005.

The judge presiding over the case ordered Herdahl to register as a sex offender.

As a registered sex offender, Herdahl is required to report his residence, employment, schooling and Internet identifiers to the Wisconsin Department of Corrections Sex Offender Registry.

If Herdahl changes his residence, employment, goes to school or changes the identifiers he uses on the Internet, he is required to report those changes to the Department of Corrections within 10 days.

Herdahl also is required to respond to all letters sent to him by the Sex Offender Registry within 10 days.

According to the complaint, a letter was mailed to Herdahl March 7, 2017, from the Sex Offender Registry to an address of 826 Mobile Avenue in Boyceville, but Herdahl failed to return the letter by March 26.

“On 4/10/17, Mr. Herdahl emailed the WI Sex Offender Registry asking for a change of address form. A reply e-mail was mailed back to Mr. Herdahl stating that he could provide the change of address directly to this email, once updated then a confirmation letter would be mailed to him at the new address. Mr. Herdahl never emailed his updated address,” the complaint states.

“On 6/7/17, while investigating Mr. Herdahl’s brother for non-compliance [with the Sex Offender Registry] DOC learned from Boyceville Chief Lamkin that Mr. Herdahl was not living at the residence reported to the Sex Offender Registry at 826 Mobile Avenue in Boyceville, WI. An email from Chief Lamkin revealed that Mr. Herdahl had been kicked out of his mother’s trailer at the 826 Mobile Avenue address and had been staying with his brother at 918 Center until their mother evicted them both from the residence around 5/9/17. Chief Lamkin additionally stated Mr. Herdahl has been staying at the campground located at 735 Airport Camp Park Road since 5/25/17. On or since 3/26/17, Mr. Herdahl’s whereabouts have been unknown to the Wisconsin Sex Offender Registry,” according to the complaint.

Bail was set with a $500 signature bond for Herdahl July 12.

An arraignment is scheduled in Dunn County Circuit Court at 3:15 p.m. November 28.