Former Sturtevant Trustee Plea Deal Means Moving Out of Wisconsin
After pleading guilty to a disorderly conduct charge, John Thillemann will put his house up for sale and move to Texas.
John Thillemann has 60 days to put his house up for sale and move out of Wisconsin, according to a plea deal reached Wednesday.
Thillemann, a former Sturtevant trustee, was charged last December with possession of a machine gun after police found a fully operational AK-47 under Thillemann's bed. Officers were in Thillemann's home while executing a search warrant based on complaints from neighbors that teenage girls were going in and out of his house.
According to a story from The Journal Times, a psychologist's report indicates Thillemann may be suffering from some type of post traumatic stress. While he was in the military, Thillemann served on a military fire base - a weapons support unit in combat - which could be the source of his psychological stress.
In exchange for pleading guilty on a new disorderly conduct charge, Thillemann agreed to put his house up for sale and move out of state. The Journal Times report says Thillemann will move to Texas and owes $1,000 in fines plus court costs.
At his preliminary hearing on Dec. 21, Thillemann told Patch the AK-47 was a souvenir of sorts from two tours of duty in Vietnam in 1968 and 1969.
Judge Allan "Pat" Torhorst set a review date of Sept. 18.