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Probable Cause Found in Jackson County Homicide Case


BLACK RIVER FALLSAttorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced today that probable cause was found in the First-Degree Intentional Homicide and burglary cases related to Aaron D. Powers.


On Thursday, January 6 a preliminary hearing was held in Jackson County Circuit Court. The hearing was held regarding charges that had been filed against Aaron D. Powers, DOB 07/19/1987 during the investigation of the homicide of Terrance D. Stoen, DOB: 11/09/1953. Stoen was found deceased in his residence, N1690 Sandberg Rd, Melrose, WI on Wednesday, October 20, 2010.


Powers had been charged with one count of First-Degree Intentional Homicide, three counts of burglary to a building or dwelling, one count of taking and driving a vehicle without owner's consent and one count of a Felon in possession of a weapon. A fourth charge of burglary to a building or dwelling had been dismissed.


Jackson County Circuit Court Judge Thomas E. Lister found probable cause existed to bind Powers over on all of the charges. Powers bond was continued.


The Wisconsin Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation assisted the Jackson County Sheriff's Office in this investigation.