By Jacob Mathias
A Nekoosa man faces disorderly conduct charges after allegedly throwing M&M’s at people.
Riley Esselman, 17, is charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct which carries a maximum sentence of up to 90 days imprisonment, or a $1,000 fine or both if convicted.
According to court documents, on October 21 a Nekoosa Police officer was dispatched to the Napa Auto Parts store on the 300 block of Market Street. The officer was called to investigate a report that two juvenile males were throwing Peanut M&M’s candy at a truck driver parked in front of the store.
When questioned by police, Esselman admitted to throwing the candy at the driver and thought it was amusing that the truck driver didn’t know what was being thrown at him.
Esselman is free on a $500 signature bond and is to have no contact with the Napa Auto Parts store.
He returns to Wood County Circuit Court on January 8 at 10:00 AM for a pretrial conference.
This case has not been concluded. Unless a judgment of conviction is entered, the defendant is presumed innocent of all charges.