Trial date set in bar fight


Staff Writer

FLORENCE, Wis. – A jury trial has been set for a Norway woman accused of biting another woman during a bar fight in Aurora, Wis.

Alicia Jean Trottier, 23, will go to trial on Aug 19 for one felony count of substantial battery, one misdemeanor count of battery, and one misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct.

If convicted, she could spend up to three and a half years in prison.

The charges stem from a March 5 incident.

Trottier is accused of pulling a woman’s hair and biting her in the face and chest. The woman went to Dickinson County Memorial Hospital for treatment of a bite to her right cheek and scratch marks.

In other Florence County Court action:

– A bench warrant has been filed for Peter V. Colburn, 32, of Iron Mountain for failure to appear for an initial appearance on a felony burglary charge.

If convicted of the burglary charge, he could spend up to 12 and a half years in prison.

Colburn is accused of stealing a power washer, chainsaw, and a wood splitter from a storage unit in Florence in 2012.

– William Edward Fyvie, 27, of Kingsford has been ordered to pay a $1,000 fine for a possession of marijuana charge that was reduced from a felony to a misdemeanor as part of a plea deal.

He had originally been charged with one felony count of possession of marijuana-second or subsequent offense and one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

The second count was dismissed.

Fyvie’s charges stem from a May 26 incident in Homestead, Wis.

According to the criminal complaint in the case, a Florence County Sheriff’s Department deputy pulled over a vehicle in which Fyvie was a passenger.

The deputy had pulled the vehicle over for expired registration decals, but he initiated a vehicle search after he noticed that the occupants had alcohol on their breaths and red eyes.

A search of the vehicle revealed a smoking device and several plastic bags of marijuana.

Fyvie admitted to the deputy that the items were his.

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