Lac du Flambeau man to serve 15-plus years in prison for domestic violence

For the Tomahawk Leader

MADISON – A conviction on several counts in Oneida County Court in April was the final of three cases tried against a Lac du Flambeau man.

Last week, the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) announced that Frank R. Schuman, 30, had been sentenced to a total of 15.75 years of confinement, followed by 11 years of extended supervision, for convictions of 11 counts of domestic violence.

Schuman

On Friday, April 26, Schuman was found guilty by a jury in Oneida County of strangulation and suffocation with a domestic abuse enhancer, false imprisonment with a domestic abuse enhancer, substantial battery – intent to cause bodily harm with a domestic abuse enhancer and second degree recklessly endangering safety with a domestic abuse enhancer and battery.

Schuman was previously found guilty of additional domestic violence charges in Vilas County and Outagamie County for abuse against three different people.

“This sentence sends a clear message that individuals who commit violent crimes like those the defendant has been convicted of face a long time behind bars,” said Attorney General Josh Kaul. “Thank you to those who have worked to hold the defendant accountable.”

“We are proud to be part of a partnership with other criminal justice professionals who are committed to working beyond jurisdictional boundaries to keep victims safe, hold defendants accountable and seek justice,” said Outagamie County District Attorney Melinda Tempelis.

“We are grateful to have done our part to help keep this community safe from a violent domestic abuser,” said Vilas County District Attorney Karl Hayes. “The Vilas County District Attorney’s Office will continue fighting to protect vulnerable victims of domestic violence.”

DCI, the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office and the Vilas County Sheriff’s Office investigated this case with assistance from the Forest County Sheriff’s Office, Minocqua Police Department, Lac Du Flambeau Police Department, Woodruff Police Department and Appleton Police Department.

Cases against Schuman were prosecuted by the Oneida County, Vilas County and Outagamie County District Attorneys.

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