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Boscobel resident Wesley Dollar faces multiple charges
Wesley Dollar

BOSCOBEL - Boscobel resident Wesley Dollar faces multiple charges in connection with a drive-by shooting in Holmen.

According to the criminal complaint issued by the LaCrosse County Circuit Court Dollar faces one count of first degree recklessly endangering safety, use of a dangerous weapon. If convicted of this  felony crime Dollar could face fines of not more than $25,000 or imprisonment of not more than 12 years and six months or both.

Additionally if Dollar is found guilty of committing this crime while using a dangerous weapon the maximum term of imprisonment for the felony can be increased by not more than five years.

Dollar also faces one felony count of possession of a firearm by a felon, in which if convicted he could be fined not more than $25,000 or imprisoned not more than 10 years or both.

Finally, Dollar faces one charge of felony bail jumping which if convicted he could be fined not more than $10,000 or imprisoned not more than six years, or both.

According to the criminal complaint, on December 18 at approximately 5:46 p.m. an officer from the Holmen Police was dispatched to a residence in Holmen. After arriving, the officer learned that there had been a shooting into a residence and requested assistance from the Sheriff’s Department.

At approximately 6:28 p.m. a Sheriff’s Deputy responded to the scene, where the police officer informed them that there appeared to have been a driveby shooting, according to the criminal complaint. The police officer reported in the criminal complaint, having spoken with a victim who reported receiving minor injuries. 

According to the criminal complaint, the victim,was standing in the kitchen when the shots were fired.

The criminal complaint described the exterior of the residence where there appeared to be a hole that was caused by a gunshot on the bottom left corner next to the window frame.

According to the criminal complaint, the victim told the officer and the deputy that “the only individual they thought would do something like this was a male named Wesley Dollar.”

As noted in the criminal complaint there was also an alleged incident prior that involved Dollar point a gun at the victim or the victims spouse.

In the criminal complaint the officer and deputy noted that “We also learned that Wesley drove a Ford Ranger with a red topper. Witnesses described that the vehicle fleeing the scene was a red older model pick up.”

On December 20, another officer was contacted by the Grant County Sheriff’s office and informed them that Dollar was in custody, arrested on an outstanding probation/parole apprehension request.

According to the complaint Dollar was operating a Ford Ranger and a .300 Win Mag round was located on Dollar.

Upon further investigation Dollar faces multiple charges described in the criminal complaint,

Dollar described a tumultuous relationship he has with a previous girlfriend, but noted during the course of the investigation that “he didn’t shoot anyone.”

According to the criminal complaint, Dollar described that two individuals who were “going around calling him a Chomo” which the criminal complained noted is “a slang term for a child molester.” Dollar explained that he had to put his life on hold because of this.

According to the criminal complaint, one of the officers conducting the interview asked Dollar “if it was to get them to back off and stop running their mouth,” in regards to the shooting.

To which, according to the criminal complaint Dollar responded, “Yep, that’s about it.” adding that “he had no intention of killing any body.”

According to the criminal complaint, Dollar agreed that he used a .300 to shoot the house, and indicated that it was currently at his house.

Later, an Investigator and Sergeant went to Dollars Boscobel residence to execute a search warrant. According to the criminal c o m p l a i n t another individual at the residence was asked if they were aware of any weapons in the possession of Dollar, specifically the .300 rifle. The individual noted that she “doesn’t know guns but she has seen him with a gun but it was covered with a shirt.” Adding that the barrel was the only thing she could see.

According to the criminal complaint the individual explained that the day the investigator and officer came to the resident Dollar, had done some shooting. The individual believed that he had been deer hunting. However the individual also noted that Dollar had said to her “I shot at somebody-her mother.” And the individual believed it to be the mother of the ex girlfriend.

The individual went on to note that “her daughter was in North Carolina and heard Wesley shot at a window and just missed ‘the mother’”

According to the criminal complaint, the individual noted that “she knows Wesley is on probation. He would normally hide the gun and hide it in his bedroom.” Adding “he has hidden it or ditched it.”

According to court records Dollar was in custody for a Bail/Bond hearing on December 21 of 2021 where he was kept under a $100,000 cash bond with specific no contact conditions.

On January 4, Dollar appeared once again by Zoom where his layer requested a continuance due to delays as the jail has suspended visits.

Most recently on January 18, probably cause was found and the case became bound over for trial. A not guilty plea was entered on behalf of Dollar.

There is a Pre-Trial conference scheduled for March 4 for Dollar at 1:30 p.m. in the LaCrosse County court, with another Status conference scheduled for April 7 at 2:30 p.m.