RHINELANDER, Wis. (WSAU) – A Minocqua police officer has made his first court appearance on charges he used a firearm while intoxicated.
Mark Ferencevich stood mute so Oneida County Judge Patrick O’Melia entered not guilty pleas on his behalf. Ferencevich is charged with two counts of operating a firearm while intoxicated and one count of disorderly conduct. The disorderly conduct charge includes enhancers for domestic abuse and use of a dangerous weapon.
A woman called police to Ferencevich’s home early February 18th claiming that he was waving a loaded gun. Police arrested Ferencevich and the department put him on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation.
Oneida County district attorney Mike Bloom recused himself from the case. Lincoln County district attorney Don Dunphy is acting as a special prosecutor.
Ferencevich is free on a $150 cash bond but cannot drink alcohol or possess weapons.
(Thanks for help Ken Krall, WXPR-Rhinelander)