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Wed August 14, 2013
Cash Bond Set For Suspect In Shooting of Uncle
A Rhinelander man has been charged with the Monday shooting of his uncle.
23 year old Marcus L. Alsteens of 645 Mason Street is charged with attempted first degree intentional homicide, aggravated battery, negligent handling of a weapon, and injury by negligent use of a dangerous weapon, all with domestic abuse.
The criminal complaint alleges Marcus Alsteens and his uncle Justin Alsteens got into an argument at their home. As the argument heated up, Marcus allegedly found a gun, loaded it and pointed it at his relative. After the incident, Marcus Alsteens was arrested in a car at the intersection of highways 17 and 70 near Eagle River.
District Attorney Michael Schiek said Marcus Alsteens has local ties and no serious prior record, but the charges are serious and asked for a high cash bond..
"....based on the seriousness of the offense and the fact that the defendant did flee the scene and was found thirty miles north of Rhinelander, that it does require a cash bond..."
Public Defender John Voorhees said Marcus Alsteens has lived in Rhinelander and has no serious record and is employed.
Oneida County Circuit Judge Patrick O' Melia said a high cash bond was in order...
"....I have to take into consideration the seriousness and then what occured afterwards, that is, his flight from the Mason Street address to some thirty miles north where he was...apprehended. I think a $50,000 cash bond is appropriate...."
Justin Alsteens remains in critical condition at a Marshfield hospital. Marcus Alsteens will be in court again on Monday.