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Mole Lake Tribal Chair to face additional felony charge

Jill Zagar     

Friday, Oct. 6, Mole Lake Tribal Chair, Chris D. McGeshick appeared in court with his attorney, Phyllis Tousey. Forest County District Attorney, Charles James Simono, appeared for the State of Wisconsin.

McGeshick was arrested following a scuffle that broke out in the Sokaogon Chippewa Tribal offices at Mole Lake on Thursday, June 29. The struggle occurred when McGeshick, Sokaogon Chippewa Tribal Chairman, allegedly wrestled with an employee who was being suspended.

According to the complaint, the employee refused to turn over his tribal-owned cell phone without removing his children’s photos from the phone. The complaint says McGeshick held the employee by force in the office without his consent. The employee went to the hospital and was treated for a shoulder sprain and facial contusions.

For the full story see this week’s edition of The Forest Republican.