Wisconsin man sentenced to house arrest, probation following wire theft from sand, gravel pit

July 19, 2013


A Wisconsin man was sentenced this week to 7 1/2 years of probation for theft of electrical wire from Wimme Sand and Gravel Pit, according to WSAW.

Ben Jovanovich, a 19-year-old from Amherst, Wisconsin, was arrested following a series of thefts and burglaries in multiple counties in November and December 2011. According to the report, Jovanovich was among three other men involved in the thefts and robberies. He was convicted of stealing thousands of dollars worth of wire from Wimme, located in Plover, Wisconsin.

In addition to his probation, Jovanovich was ordered to spend 180 days on house arrest over the next two years and was prohibited from contacting the co-defendants. He will not receive any jail time if he does not violate those terms.

Two of the other suspects did, however receive jail sentences. Nicholas Luke, 29, was sentenced in April to seven years in prison and five years extended supervision, while Zach Deyo, 20, was sentenced to six years in prison and four years extended supervision.

The fourth suspect, Bradley Stemper, 21, will receive his sentence in October.

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