Four men have been arrested in Lincoln County charged in connection with a home invasion robbery in the Town of Bradley, north of Tomahawk last spring.
Dalvin R. Sanders, 20, of Tomahawk is charged with armed robbery, aggravated battery, burglary while armed with a dangerous weapon, and battery. He remains jailed on a $25,000 cash bond. .
Christopher D. Mason, 24, of Tomahawk is charged with aggravated battery, burglary while armed with a dangerous weapon and armed robbery. He remains jailed on a $25,000 cash bond.
Chad Staehle, 28, of Tomahawk is charged with battery, burglary while armed with a dangerous weapon, armed robbery and felony bail jumping. He remains jailed on a $25,000 cash bond.
Nicholas R. Cliver, 26, of Merrill was already being held in the Marathon County Jail on a probation hold and a separate felony case in Marathon County. He is charged in Lincoln County with aggravated battery, burglary while armed, armed robbery, felony bail jumping and battery. Lincoln County Judge Robert Russell ruled that if Cliver should be released from custody in Marathon County that he be remanded to the Lincoln County Jail on a cash bond of $25,000.
Charges for all four suspects are as party to a crime, and all have increased penalties as the suspects are repeat offenders.
The investigation began after one of the suspects reported to law enforcement that he was the victim of a robbery that took place while he was riding in a vehicle on U.S. Hwy 8 north of Tomahawk. During the course of the investigation Deputies interviewed multiple witnesses, suspects and victims. According to reports the four suspects traveled to a home on Deer Lake Rd in Tomahawk on the morning of March 25, 2015 with the intent of committing a robbery. Three of the suspects entered the home, one with a hatchet, and one with a crowbar and all were wearing bandanas in order to hide their faces. The fourth suspect (Mason) acted as the get-a-way driver.
Once inside of the home the three suspects got into a physical altercation with some of the home’s residents, one of which was struck over the head with the hatchet multiple times. That victim agreed to open a safe to retrieve valuables but instead he retrieved a handgun from the safe and struck one of the suspects multiple times causing injury. This eventually led that suspect to report the incident to law enforcement claiming to be the victim in order to explain to his family his injuries.
A second victim/witness produced a shotgun and struck one of the suspects in the head with that weapon causing the wooden end to shatter. The victim then simulated loading the shotgun which caused all suspects to flee.
Deputies who investigated the case noted it took considerable time to charge the suspects due to the number of people involved and the initial reports from the suspects who came forward as victims or as witnesses only. The Tomahawk Police Department conducted a sweep and took the three suspects who remained at large into custody last week.