Recent Felony Charges in Walworth County Circuit Court

The following persons were either recently charged in Walworth County Circuit Court or recently made their initial court appearance.

Christopher P. Czerpak, 33, W8165 Nature Dr., Whitewater, has been charged with armed burglary, possession of a firearm by a felon, and criminal damage to property involving a residence in Whitewater. If convicted, he faces up to 25 years and nine months in prison and $85,000 in fines.

Jaslyn M. Kunkel, 33, 614 S. Franklin St., Whitewater, has been charged with failure to act to prevent bodily harm to a child allegedly involving a 14-year-old boy. If convicted, she faces up to six years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

Ryan P. McKevitt, 36, 542 S. Franklin St., Whitewater, has been charged with OWI (4th) and Operating with prohibited alcohol content (4th). McKevitt was apprehended for drunken driving after he parked with the vehicle’s right front tire on top of the curb in the 500 block of South Frankilin Street in Whitewater at about 9:10 p.m. July 10, according to the complaint. He had a blood alcohol content of .11, failed field sobriety tests, smelled like alcohol and had glassy eyes, according to the complaint. If convicted, he faces up to $10,000 in fines, up to six years in jail, lifetime drivers license revocation with no possibility of occupational license, 1-3 years required ignition interlock device in vehicle.

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