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New judge in Peontke case

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by Bryon Graff

VILAS COUNTY (WAOW) - Marathon County Circuit Court Judge Jill Falstad will take over the James Peontke case.

Police say Peontke caused a crash that killed Vilas County Sheriff's Deputy Kory Dalvhig.

Peontke is charged with homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle.

Neal Nelson was the original judge in the case.. but he removed himself because of his relationship with the victim.

Peontke's preliminary hearing is scheduled for June first in the Marathon County Courthouse.

Online Reporter: Bryon Graff

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