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One man sentenced, others head to trial in home invasion


Investigators say Ademus Saechao is one of three men involved in a 2011 home invasion. They say those other men are linked to other Wausau area crimes later that year.

Law enforcement officials say Ademus Saechao, Joseph Rohmeyer IV and Manuel Alonso-Bermudez carried out the 2011 home invasion. Saechao is the only one who has been convicted. He was sentenced to 13 years behind bars.

"There are still two codefendants that are going through the criminal justice system," Detective Dennis Blaser, with the Marathon County Sheriff's Department said.

After being sentenced to 13 years behind bars, the state hopes Saechao's punishment sends a message.

"We're not going to tolerate people involved in armed robbery and if they run that risk, they're going to go to prison for a long time," Marathon County Assistant District Attorney LaMont Jacobson said.

Around the same time as the home invasion, some Wausau area businesses were robbed. Saechao was not charged in the business robberies. But investigators say the others connected with the home invasion were.

"Those are still pending," Blaser added.

Joseph Rohmeyer IV is scheduled for trial in May, while Manuel Alonso-Bermudez is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday.

Investigators say more than a dozen guns were stolen during the home invasion. Only a few of them have been recovered.

"You don't know where the guns went, you don't know what they're being used for, you don't know what crimes in the future they're going to be used for," Blaser said.

The judge says he sent a message in sentencing Saechao to more than 10 years in prison.

"This type of behavior is not acceptable in Marathon County. I don't think any society should have to put up with this kind of behavior," Marathon County Judge Michael Moran said at Saechao's sentencing.


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