House of Correction inmate charged with 7 felonies in murder-for-hire case

CREATED Aug 6, 2014 - UPDATED: Aug 6, 2014

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  • Mark Girtler now faces an additional 94 years in prison.

  • Dustin Cecil was charged with theft of movable property (person/corpse).

  • Javaka Starkey was charged with battery, a Class A misdemeanor.

  • Bradley Cournoyer is facing charges of Impersonating a Police Officer, and possession of a firearm in a school zone.

  • Dawn Rushing was charged with a 2nd OWI offense.

  • Robert Swanton was charged with first degree intentional homicide by use of a dangerous weapon.

  • Edmun Bizzle was charged with a probation violation

  • Jay Barrientes was charged with 10 counts of possession of child pornography.

  • Joshua Van Haften was charged with attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. Click here for more on this story.

  • Travis Bebo was charged with an OWI-3rd offense.

  • Jeremy Booker was charged with strangulation and suffocation, false imprisonment, battery and disorderly conduct.

  • Glen Pipkin, Jr. was charged with burglary to a building or dwelling.

  • William Antepenko was charged with a probation violation.

  • Adam O'Day was charged with two counts of retail theft, as well as obstructing an officer.

  • Derek Baeten was charged with burglary

  • Christopher McGraw was charged with strangulation and suffocation, as well as criminal trespass to a dwelling.

  • Cody Belisle was charged with criminal damage to property, criminal trespass to dwelling and disorderly conduct.

  • Jeremiah Malombo was charged with strangulation and suffocation.

  • Francisco Arellano was charged with second degree sexual assault/unconscious victim

  • Richard Lee was charged with recklessly subjecting an individual at risk to abuse.

  • Konkapot Betz was charged with a probation violation

  • Clifford Jamerson was charged with three counts of retail theft.

  • Corey Beardsley was charged with manufacture/delivery of cocaine.

  • Noah Jaimes was charged with two counts of first degree child sex assault - sexual contact with a person under the age of 13.

  • Janet Dennison was charged with two probation violations.

  • James Diny was charged with an OWI-6th offense.

  • Gerald Harper was charged with two counts of homicide by negligent operation of a vehicle, as well as two counts of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated causing the death of another.

  • Nicholas Shaffer was charged with first degree sexual assault of a child under the age of 12, as well as exposing a child to harmful material.

  • Contreal Tramble was charged with strangulation and suffocation, two counts of criminal damage to property, two counts of disoirdely conduct and two counts of battery

  • Aaron Vancaster was charged with six counts of possession of child pornography

  • Jack Moore was charged with changing names as a sex offender.

  • Sara Karcz was charged with possession of THC, possession of drug paraphernalia and bail jumping.

  • Regan Jones was charged with manufacture/delivery of amphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Leah Pociopa was charged with escape-criminal arrest.

  • Joseph Plourde was charged with a probation violation.

  • Anthony Garcia was charged with burglary to a building or dwelling.

  • Michael Davidson was charged with battery.

  • Nicole Blank was charged with bail jumping and possession of counterfeit narcotics with intent.

  • Krissa Brasure was charged with a probation violation.

  • Michael Boyd was charged with substantial battery - intended bodily harm.

  • Joseph Baker was charged with robbery with use of force.

  • Hayley Minor was charged with a probation violation.

  • Angellica Mundy was charged with a probation violation.

  • David Hill was charged with a probation violation, contempt of court and sexual intercourse with a child under 12.

  • Heather Hill was charged with escape-criminal arrest, burglary and a probation violation.

  • John Ahern was charged with OWI (5th or 6th offense).

  • Harley Stanley was charged with stalking, a class I felony.

  • Alicia Hunt was charged with contempt of court/disobey order.

  • Moriah Holsonback was charged with possession of THC and a probation violation.

  • Francisco Reynoso was charged with manufacture/deliver cocaine, as well as possession with intent - cocaine.

  • John Raymond was charged with a 3rd OWI offense, with a minor child in the vehicle.

  • Kelly Hastreiter was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of THC with intent and a probation violation.

  • Gionte Hart was charged with a probation violation and contempt of court/disobey order

  • Douglass Potter was charged with a 5th or 6th OWI offense.

  • Jerrod Phillips was charged with a fourth OWI offense within five years, a class H felony.

  • Kory Dunlap was charged with a probation violation, disorderly conduct and battery.

  • Stevie Dixon was charged with a probation violation.

  • Jimmie Knighton was charged with possession with intent - THC.

  • Jamar Franklin was charged with possession with intent to deliver controlled substance (cocaine), as well as possession with intent to deliver controlled substance (heroin).

  • Sylvester Taylor was charged with second degree reckless homicide

  • Robbie Fields was charged with first degree reckless homicide.

  • Melanie Boone was charged with six counts of intimidate witness/conspiracy

  • Krissa Brasure was charged with a probation violation

  • Demontez Jones was charged with resisting or obstructing an officer.

  • Samagio Jackson wsa charged with disorderly conduct, as well as felony bail jumping.

  • Shaynon Goss was charged with an OWI-2nd offense.

  • Catherine Garot was charged with an OWI-4th offense and a hit and run.

  • Gyeontae Gwinn was charged with possession with intent - THC.

  • Tammy Bonifas was charged with two counts of trafficking a child, prostitution-sexual gratification and keeping a place of prostitution.

  • Candice Best was charged with contempt of court.

  • Rene Deltoro was charged with OWI (5th or 6th offense), as well as possession of THC.

  • Mark Girtler was charged with felony solicitation of burglary, as well as felony intimidation of victim.

  • Heather Basten was charged with a probation violation.

  • Bahron Berkley-Dolphin was charged with endanger safety/reckless use of a firearm, carrying a concealed weapon, possession of THC, resisting or obstructing an officer and bail jumping.

  • Robert Curtice was charged with vehicle operator fleeing/eluding officer.

  • Little Joe Cobb was charged with hit and run involving injury.

  • Willie Hood was charged with possession of amphetamine/LSD/Psilocin and carrying a concealed weapon.

  • Monique Inge was charged with bail jumping and criminal damage to property.

  • Dylan Yang was charged with first-degree reckless homicide.

  • John Beauchamp was charged with 9 counts of exhibition of child pornography and 11 counts of possession of child pornography.

  • Brandon Ahrens was charged with three probation violations

  • Timothy Kimbrough was charged with child abandonment, as well as first degree recklessly endangering safety.

  • Dexter Ewing was charged with first degree intentional homicide as a persistent repeater.

  • Michael Bohm was charged with an OWI-4th offense.

  • Ivy Brawner was charged with possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Jesse Kindt was charged with operating a motor vehicle without owner's consent (repeater).

  • Kezia Perkins was charged with aggravated battery (great bodily harm with intent to cause bodily harm).

  • Mike Arterburn was charged with two counts of bail jumping and resisting or obstructing an officer.

  • Francisco Arellano was charged with 2nd degree sexual assault/unconcious victim.

  • Perry Brooks was charged with felony bail jumping, as well as possession of THC.

  • Esker Atterberry was charged with possession of cocaine (2nd offense).

  • Jennifer Loney was charged with false imprisonment, soliciting a child for prostitution and keeping a place of prostitution.

  • Jasmine Ludwig was charged with retail theft.

  • Justin Zimmerman was charged with 4th degree sexual assault.

  • Jeffrey Ward was charged with possession of a hazardous substance with the intent to abuse.

  • Rosa Smith was charged with an OWI-4th offense.

  • Lori Stevens was charged with bail jumping

  • Ricky Moss was charged with second degree reckless injury, duty upon striking an occupied or attended vehicle, injury by intoxicated use of a vehicle, and other charges.

  • Dominick Smith was charged with two counts of second degree recklessly endangering safety.

  • Steven Blair was charged with bail jumping and an OWI-3rd offense.

MILWAUKEE - A Milwaukee County inmate is accused of trying to recruit his cellmate to kill the mother of his child.

Mark Girtler, 31, did not  want his ex-girlfriend to testify against him in a domestic abuse case. So, authorities say he offered money to a fellow inmate who was being released, to find her and kill her.
 
They developed their "murder for hire" plan while behind bars at the House of Correction.
 
Today's TMJ4 spoke with the cousin of Girtler's ex-girlfriend who says he abused her for years.
 
"He is a very violent person," says Jessica Ortiz. "There'd be times when they'd come over for help, because he'd be chasing the kids or her. I'd  come out and tell him to leave the property, or wake up my husband to chase him out of here."
 
Ortiz says Girtler was willing to do anything to make sure no one testified against him. 
 
"He deserves life in prison," she says. "He put my cousin through hell, and the kids witnessed the abuse. I hope he rots in prison."
  
Ortiz's cousin went to authorities after a man claiming to be Girtler's former cellmate came to her door and left her a note that he'd been sent to kill her. That man also confessed the whole murder plot to the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department.
 
Investigators also intercepted letters and calls detailing Girtler's murder for hire plot.