By Lisa Pett
A Stevens Point man pleaded no contest to charges of misappropriation of identification to obtain money on Tuesday in a Portage County courtroom.
Jeffrey Grenlie, 32, was listed as one of Portage County’s Most Wanted when he was apprehended by Sheriff Mike Lukas during a traffic stop in March.
Grenlie was a passenger in a vehicle that illegally passed Lukas’ unmarked squad car on March 30. During the traffic stop, Lukas discovered Grenlie had previous charges including misappropriation of identity, felony bail jumping, operating after revocation as well as probation and parole violations. He had several outstanding warrants issued after failing to make several court appearances.
When asked by Judge Tom Eagon why he failed to appear previously, Grenlie said he “had a bad drug problem.”
In exchange for his plea, bail jumping charges were dropped. Grenlie was sentenced to four years with one year of confinement followed by three years of extended supervision. He was also ordered to make restitution to the victim.