Sheriff Gets Restraining Order To Stop Sex Offender From Moving To His County

Sandy Malone

Chippewa County Sheriff Jim Kowalczyk is pulling out all the stops to keep Jeffrey Neubecker from moving to his county.

Chippewa County, WI – A sheriff in Wisconsin got a restraining order to keep a sex offender from another county from moving into his county upon his release from a treatment facility.

Jeffrey Neubecker, a convicted sex offender from Kenosha County, was scheduled to be released from the Sand Ridge Treatment Center to a trailer home in Sampson on Monday, WQOW reported.

But under state law, a sex offender must be returned to either their home county or the county where they offended, The Chippewa Herald reported.

Neubecker has no ties to Chippewa County and the home that he wanted to move into was already occupied by one sex offender, WQOW reported.

So county officials contested the decision to let him become a part of their community.

But on Friday, Judge David Wilk refused to change his mind about Neubecker’s placement upon release, The Chippewa Herald reported.

“The judge just hamstringed the county and the town,” Jim Sherman, an attorney for Chippewa County, said afterwards. “We are looking into what options the county and town have to oppose this placement.”

The convicted sex offender was already being escorted from the Sand Ridge Treatment Center to the home in Chippewa County when Judge Steven Gibbs issued a temporary restraining order at the request of Chippewa County Sheriff Jim Kowalczyk and stopped the transfer, WQOW reported.

Sheriff Kowalczyk was waiting at the home in Sampson with the freshly-penned restraining order when Neubecker arrived, escorted by state officials.

So the officials headed back to the treatment facility with Neubecker in tow, and that’s where he will remain until a March 16 hearing about the restraining order, WQOW reported.

Wilk initially ordered Kenosha County to find a placement for Neubecker in December of 2018, The Chippewa Herald reported.

But due to restrictions about where a sex offender can live, Kenosha County claimed they had no place to put him.

Neubecker was convicted of three counts of incest and court records labeled him a “sexually violent person,” according to The Chippewa Herald.

This was not the first time that Neubecker was released from the secure treatment facility.

He was originally released into Kenosha County in 2009 but got locked up again after he violated three rules that were conditions of his release, The Chippewa Herald reported.

Neubecker has been in the Sand Ridge Treatment Center since 2013.

Sheriff Kowalczyk told WQOW that court records showed why exactly Chippewa County was working so hard to keep Neubecker out of its community.

Comments (17)
IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

I believe the phrase NIMBY applies to this situation....

They can go wherever they want, as long as it's not in this Sheriff's back yard.

No. 1-11
ScaleriBrosLawyer
ScaleriBrosLawyer

Just send him to go stay with the family of the nearest liberal judge that believes in 'justice reform'.

Davidtwmay24
Davidtwmay24

CALIFORNIA!!!

He'll fit in like a glove...

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

#toughissue

LEO0301
LEO0301

These type of people cannot be rehabilitated. He will victimize someone eventually. The only place for a guy like this is jail or 6 feet under.

LostAllSanity
LostAllSanity

"...court records labeled him a 'sexually violent person'"? Seems to me that if the county loses in the Court, the Sheriff should use ever vehicle available to him to quietly transfer Neubecker, with lights and siren of course. The Sheriff would need to get him there safely. I'm sure that Neubecker could explain to all the neighbors the escort and why the street department had painted on the street, "Danger. Convicted Violent Sex Offender Lives Here".

Gramercy
Gramercy

Sheriff should have had say and stay....one offender the home is enough..no need to have them gather and share notes, tactics, etc...as ONCE an offender, ALWAYS an offender!

GIJOE62
GIJOE62

I think this Sheriff did an amazing job keeping this violent sex offender out of his county. I agree with Darrell Whitledge that Sheriff's should start doing this. They need to be put on an island somewhere and they can have all the sex they want with each other.

DR226
DR226

Don't you think it's redundant to place him back in the county where he offended? He'd be in close proximity to his victims. Hard decision, Put a trailer in the desert miles from civilization, no transportation or food, 357 with 1 round let him off himself. Scumbag

mike wauters
mike wauters

This is becoming the thing to do. Milwaukee and its surrounding areas are run by Demonrats. They can't solve the problem, so they send their shit to other cities. Keep voting Demonrat, where the criminal, especially sex predators, are always the favorites, and this will be coming to your neighborhood.

Bigg59
Bigg59

I have 34 years Law enforcement and have retired these people never Change they need to be put away locked up and never let out again execute them castrate them but do not let them back out where they can not harm any more children


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