Court News/Criminal Complaints
Merrill man charged with repeated sexual assault of a juvenile
On Dec. 18, a Merrill Police Department (MPD) detective responded to a complaint of repeated sexual assault of a juvenile.
During the course of the investigation, the detective interviewed the juvenile female victim, who explained that Corey Trevon Davis had sexual contact with her on multiple different occasions, spanning at least two months toward the end of 2020 and including at least seven to eight separate violations of the juvenile. The juvenile indicated she was scared of Davis. All contact was reported to have occurred at the juvenile victim’s home.
As a result of the investgation, the Lincoln County District Attorney, in a Criminal Complaint filed Dec. 21, 2020, has charged Davis with Repeated Sexual Assault of Same Child (At Least 3 Violations of 1st Degree Sexual Assault) as per 948.025(1)(d), Wis. Stats. The charge is a Class B Felony.
If convicted of the charges, Davis faces up to 60 years in prison.
He is currently awaiting a Preliminary Hearing scheduled for Jan. 27 at 8:00 a.m.
Merrill woman charged with battery, bail jumping, more
According to a criminal complaint filed in the Lincoln County District Attorney’s office on dated Dec. 20, complainant alleges Mikayla Berthold “snapped” and began punching a male victim in the face, then “scratched his face, tripped him, and tried to gouge his eyes out.”
A female victim alleges Berthold “slapped her, threw her to the ground, punched and scratched her, and hit her over the head with some type of metal rod.” In an interview with the defendant, she “said she was ‘blackout’ drunk and admitted to slapping one of the victims and pulling hair, but didn’t recall doing anything to the other victim except dragging him out of the house.”
Berthold is charged with two counts of Battery, plus a charge of Disorderly Conduct, and Bail Jumping as a Misdemeanor. She is scheduled to be in court for a status conference on Feb. 10.
Berthold is also facing a charge in Marathon County for Criminal Damage to Property. She is scheduled to be in court in Marathon County in conjunction with that case on Jan. 26.
The Foto News would like to remind readers that, although charged with a crime, the defendants are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.