Former deputy charged with sexually assaulting two women
In criminal charges filed Jan. 7 in Sawyer County Circuit Court, former Sawyer County sheriffs department patrol deputy Robert R. Whyte, 59, of Hayward is charged with two counts of third-degree felony sexual assault of two women. The charges stem from incidents which occurred while he was on duty as a deputy on Aug. 1, 2008, and on or about Jan. 12-16, 2006.
Sports bar owner gets 7 years for arson
A Hayward man who was convicted of arson and mail fraud in connection with having his tavern burned down in 2003 was sentenced last Wednesday in federal court to seven years in prison and ordered to repay $253,038 to his insurer.