Former Oneida County Sheriff’s Sergeant sentenced for stalking and disorderly conduct
On May 1, 2023, the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) announced former Oneida County Sheriff’s Patrol Sergeant, Stetson Okeefe Grant, 36, of Rhinelander was sentenced to 90 days in jail and three years of probation after a jury found him guilty of one count of stalking and one count of disorderly conduct in February of 2023.
“This conviction was possible because of the efforts of the law enforcement professionals who worked on this case and the bravery of the victim,” said Attorney General Kaul. “Thank you to everyone who worked to hold the defendant accountable for his crimes.”
“I want to thank Special Agent, Shane Heiser, the Oneida County District Attorney office, and the Oneida County Sheriff Office (OCSO) for all their assistance with this prosecution,” said Price County District Attorney Karl Kelz. “I also want to thank the victim in this matter for having the courage to tell the jury exactly what she had to endure from the defendant.”
The evidence presented at trial established that Grant stalked a person from February of 2019 through August of 2020. According to the criminal complaint, Grant would stop by the victim’s house without her consent and while he was on duty for the OCSO. The complaint states Grant would make the victim feel uncomfortable in her own home and would not leave when she asked him to. When the victim warned she would call the police on Grant, he replied, “I am the police.”
The DOJ Division of Criminal Investigation led the investigation. Price County District Attorney Karl Kelz served as the special prosecutor. Victim/witness services were provided by Price County.