By Joe Bachman
WISCONSIN RAPIDS — A local man faces charges of disorderly conduct, heroin possession, and forgery involving a separate incident.
According to police reports, on March 30, an officer was dispatched to a business on the 1000 block of E. Riverview Expressway after employees witnessed a man potentially assaulting a woman. Police soon found the man, identified as 21-year-old Miles Duerr, and placed him custody.
Authorities found a rock-like substance later confirmed to be heroin in his pocket, as well as a pipe with burnt residue indicating use of marijuana.
Duerr is also charged with an incident stemming back from early this year involving forged checks. According to reports, on Jan. 19, officers were called to a grocery store on W. Grand Ave. to report the potential use of fraudulent checks.
Employees stated that two men signed the checks on two different occasions at the request of a woman, and bought suspicious items, such as gift cards. The three were identified as Miles Duerr, 48-year-old Howard Brown, and 20-year-old McKenzie Beard.
Police made contact with the owners of the checks and informed them that the checkbook in question was stolen out of their vehicle within the last 48 hours prior. The three would illegally purchase $200 worth of Nike gift cards.
If convicted, Duerr could face up to 10 years imprisonment and up to $35,000 in fines for narcotics possession and forgery. Brown and Beard both face up to six years imprisonment and $25,000 in fines. All three are due back in court on April 24.