February 9, 2016

Probation agent reaches plea deal on drug charges

A former Marathon County probation agent has been found guilty of three felonies and two misdemeanors.  Kim Hoenisch entered guilty and no contest pleas Monday. The court accepted the pleas to the five crimes and found Hoenisch guilty.  All of the charges are related to her illegally acquiring prescription drugs.

According to the complaint, Hoenisch was employed by the State of Wisconsin as a probation agent with the Wisconsin Department of Corrections (DOC) in the Division of Community Corrections (DCC) within the Wausau Regional Field Office.

Hoenisch entered a no contest plea to burglarizing the house of a probationer on Saturday, June 30, 2012. Hoenisch reportedly entered the residence in search of pain medication. She also entered a no contest plea to later taking the probationer’s medication when the probationer was at her office on Wednesday, July 25, 2012. Hoenisch entered a no contest plea to misconduct in office based upon her criminal acts on July 25th occurring during her employment as a probation agent.

The Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) at the Department of Justice investigated this case at the request of the Department of Corrections.

Court activity including Monday’s plea hearing was held in Taylor County before Judge Anne Knox-Bauer.   Sentencing is tentatively scheduled for April 25th, but officials haven’t confirmed if that will be held in Medford or Wausau.

Hoenisch is the wife of Marathon County Sheriff Randy Hoenisch, who was present in court for the plea hearing.


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