Judge orders cash bail forfeited for Wheeler man charged with battery of 89-year-old Boyceville woman

By LeAnn R. Ralph

MENOMONIE  —  A Dunn County judge has ordered the forfeiture of a $1,000 cash bail posted by a 25-year-old Wheeler man charged with the battery of an 89-year-old Boyceville woman.

During a hearing February 5 in Dunn County Circuit Court, Judge Rod Smeltzer ordered the bail posted by Daniel D. Schick to be forfeited after Schick failed to show up for an arraignment hearing January 2.

Judge Smeltzer issued a bench warrant for Schick’s arrest January 2 but as of the February 5 forfeiture hearing, Schick had not yet been located.

Schick made an initial appearance in Dunn County Circuit Court June 7, 2017, on one felony count of aggravated battery to an elderly person and misdemeanor counts of criminal trespass, criminal damage to property, disorderly conduct, obstructing an officer and possession of drug paraphernalia for an incident that occurred June 2 in the Village of Boyceville when he allegedly broke into the home of an 89-year-old woman shortly before 3 a.m.

Following the February 5 court hearing, Judge Smeltzer drafted an order allowing Schick’s attorney, James H. Krave, to withdraw from representing Schick.

Krave was Schick’s second attorney and was assigned to the case following the withdrawal of Christopher R. Bub last August.

Judge Smeltzer also ordered restitution be paid out of the bail amount forfeited, with the remaining amount after restitution to be paid to Dunn County.

At around 3 a.m. June 2, 2017, the woman, who does not wish to be identified, had called 911 to report having just forced an intruder to leaver her home in Boyceville. Several Dunn County Sheriff’s Department deputies responded and photographed damages to her home.

When the elderly woman came to the Boyceville Police Department the next morning, she said she had not realized at the time when she met with the deputies that she had sustained injuries while trying to convince the intruder to leave her home.