Cable Man Charged for Meth in Sawyer Faces Multiple Domestic Abuse Charges in Bayfield
Matthew Wyatt, 29, of Cable, has been charged in Sawyer County Circuit Court on Jan. 10, 2018, with felony possession of methamphetamine, the result of a traffic stop in Hayward on Dec. 2, 2017.
According to the criminal complaint, a Sawyer County deputy was traveling north on US 63 coming into Hayward and passed a vehicle heading southbound, at which time the deputy ran the plates. After they came back to a person who had a suspended license, the deputy made a traffic stop.
The deputy reported the vehicle took longer to pull over than usual and eventually stopped at Timber Ford. The male driver, Wyatt, said the vehicle belonged to his girlfriend.
The complaint stated that the deputy asked Wyatt where he was heading and Wyatt responded that he was coming from home and heading to Hayward, but his home was in Cable, which meant to the officer, he drove through Hayward. The deputy asked him why he drove through Hayward.
“Matthew was very nervous and unable to remain still throughout my entire contact,” the deputy reported.
After running his name, the deputy discovered Wyatt had a warrant from the Department of Corrections and he was on felony probation. According to the complaint, the deputy asked Wyatt again where he was heading and eventually, he admitted that he was heading to Spooner to buy methamphetamine.
The deputy asked Wyatt if he had missed any meetings with his probation agent because he had a warrant out from the DOC, and he replied he wasn’t sure, according to the complaint.
After placing Wyatt under arrest and securing him in the squad car, deputies deployed K-9 Oscar around the vehicle, and the deputies decided to do an Act 79 search because of Wyatt’s actions and admissions, the complaint stated.
“Located in the vehicle were approximately five syringes, at least two of them appeared to have been used. Three syringes were located underneath the driver’s seat and two on the passenger side floor board,” the deputy reported. “Also located between the center console and the passenger seat, tucked down a little ways, we located a clear plastic gem bag. Inside that gem bag was a white crystallized substance.”
The white substance tested positive for methamphetamine and weighed 1.26 grams. Wyatt is scheduled to appear in Sawyer County Court on Feb. 6, at 8:30 a.m. He is currently in custody of the Bayfield County Jail.
According to Wisconsin CCAP records, Wyatt was charged with three felonies and two misdemeanors in Bayfield County on Jan. 8, 2018, for two incidents that occurred after he was released from custody in Sawyer County. On Dec. 4, Wyatt was released on a $500 signature bond.
On Dec. 13, Wyatt allegedly committed felony False Imprisonment, domestic abuse repeater, and misdemeanor battery, then again on Dec. 18, he is charged for allegedly taking and operating a vehicle without owner’s consent, a felony, and another misdemeanor battery, once again, listed as a domestic abuse repeater.
Wyatt is also charged with another felony of taking and operating a vehicle without owner’s consent from an incident that occurred on Sep. 13, 2017.
On Jan. 2, 2018, Wyatt was given a cash bond of $1,000 but still remained in custody in Bayfield County.
On Jan. 2, 2018, a domestic abuse temporary restraining order was granted against Wyatt. Previously, a harassment restraining order was filed against Wyatt on Sep. 9, 2016, according to Wi. CCAP records.
On May 23, 2017, Wyatt was convicted of misdemeanor theft and issuance of worthless checks, which he was sentenced to two years of probation.
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