UPDATE: Plea Deal in Works for Plover Robbery Suspect

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UPDATE: Thurs 11:41 AM, April 3, 2014

A plea deal appears to be in the works for one of three men accused of robbing two people at a Plover home in Sept.

Lyndell Dale, 18, is charged with armed robbery, two counts of battery, false imprisonment and intimidating a victim and theft.

According to court documents, the alleged victims said they were at their apartment with Dale, Archie Biddell IV, 21, and Maurice Holt, 30, when the men began to beat them and take items from their home. The alleged victims said they knew the men as they had gone to high school with Lyndell Dale.

Prosecutors say one of the alleged victims required 19 stitches to close a laceration on his head. According to the criminal complaint, Biddell threatened to kill them if they called police.

The alleged victims said the suspects demanded drugs and money and proceeded to take numerous items from their home including electronics and two guitars.

The incident occurred around 2 a.m. on Sept. 22. Investigators were able to trace a cellphone believed have been stolen by the suspects to the Rothschild area.

Biddell, Dale, and the suspected driver, Michael Hays, were arrested about seven hours after the incident after a chase with police.

Holt was arrested in October at his Wausau home after one of the stolen guitars showed up at a Wausau music store. Investigators say the guitar was brought in for resale by Holt.

Dale remains behind bars on a $50,000 cash bond. A plea hearing has been scheduled for June 18 in Portage County.


UPDATE: Wed 10:03 AM, Dec. 18, 2013

Criminal charges have now been filed in Portage County against three men accused of robbing and injuring two people at a home in Plover in Sept.

Dispatch received a call around 2 a.m. on Sept. 22 reporting an armed robbery at a home on the 200 block of Shannon Court.

Two people ,ages 19 and 20, were hurt during the incident .

Three suspects were located around 9:30 a.m. after a chase into Marathon County. The suspects were arrested after crashing the vehicle in Ringle.

Archie Biddell IV, 21, Dale Lyndell, 18, and Maurice Holt, 30 are all expected to be charged with armed robbery, two counts of battery, false imprisonment and intimidating a victim and theft. Biddell facing an additional count of illegally possessing a firearm.

Lyndell and Biddell have already been charged in Marathon County with resisting arrest.

All three men are currently in custody.

Future court dates have not yet been set.

Michael Hayes, 23, is accused of being getaway driver. He is charged in Marathon County with 1st degree recklessly endangering safety, fleeing an officer an resisting arrest. He'll return to court on Jan. 3 for a clerical court appearance.

UPDATE: Fri 5:10 PM, Oct. 04, 2013

Two guitars taken during a robbery September 22 in Plover have turned up at a Wausau business, but the person who reportedly brought in the guitars on consignment has not yet been listed a suspect in that robbery.

On Thursday, the Marathon County SWAT Team assisted the Plover Police Department executing a search warrant at home on the 2100 block of N. 10th St. According to the criminal complaint, they believed Maurice Holt, 30, was inside the residence. Holt was listed as the person who brought the allegedly stolen guitars to Jerry's Music to be sold.

Authorities say Holt has violent tendencies and five outstanding warrants in Portage County. The SWAT team was utilized to clear the residence in the safest possible manner.

According to the criminal complaint, Holt's sister, Lasondra Nicholson, 35, answered the door and told police she and her nephew were the only ones home. Authorities say Nicholson became combative and the use of OC spray, or pepper spray had to be used. Nicholson reportedly told authorities she had not seen her brother in several days.

Authorities say Holt was found hiding in the home and was arrested.

According to the criminal complaint, numerous items were taken from the Plover home during the burglary including an iPod, laptop computer, television and video game system. Police police tell NewsChannel 7 two people, ages 19 and 21, were injured during the robbery.

Court documents did not explain how Holt allegedly gained possession of the stolen guitars.

Three suspects in that robbery, Michael Hays, 20 , Archie Biddell, 21, and Lyndell Dale, 18 are charged with leading authorities on a high speed chase that ended in Marathon County. Hays is charged with 1st degree recklessly endangering safety, fleeing an officer and resisting an officer. Dale and Biddell are both charged with resisting an officer.

So far, no charges have been filed against the three in Portage County.

UPDATE: Mon 12:40 PM, Sept 23, 2013

Three men accused of leading police on a high speed chase in Marathon County Sunday will make their first court appearance Monday.

Michael Hays, 20 , Archie Biddell, 21, and Lyndell Dale, 18, are scheduled to make an initial appearance in Marathon County Court Monday.

Authorities say it all started just before 2 a.m. Sunday in Portage County. When the Plover Police chief says they received a call about an armed robbery on the 200 block of Shannon Court.

Two people ,ages 19 and 20, were hurt during the incident . Their conditions are unknown at this time.

A chase began around 9 p.m. when deputies located the suspect vehicle from the robbery. Both Marathon and Portage County deputies chased the car through Rothschild and Weston. Around 9:30 a.m. the chase ended when the car crashed in Ringle.

Deputies say the three suspect fled into the woods, but were arrested a short time later.

The Plover Police Chief says Dale Lyndell and Archie Biddell were involved in the armed robbery.


4:28 PM 9/22
Lietenant Bill Milhausen with the Marathon County Sheriff's Department confirms that three suspects are behind bars after a high speed chase through the eastern part of Marathon County.

Lt. Millhausen tells us that the chase began when officers identified a vehicle linked to a home invasion incident in Portage County. Marathon County Deputies along with the help of Portage County Deputies chased the vehicle through Rothschild and Weston.

The chase ended when the vehicle struck another vehicle on the road in Ringle on County Highway Q and Town Hall Road. No injuries were reported.

Three suspects exited the car, fleeing into the woods. Lt. Millhausen says deputies took one, male suspect into custody. Hours later after a brief man hunt, two other male suspects where taken into custody.

The investigation into the incident is on-going, and more information is expected to be released in the coming days. We'll have an update as soon as we get new information.

A Marathon County Sheriff's Deputy tells NewsChannel 7 that a suspect led deputies on a high speed chase near Ringle around 9:30am.

A Lieutenant with the department says the chase ended near County Highway Q and Town Hall Road after the suspect hit another car.

No injuries have been reported at this time. Deputies say the suspect is in custody, however it isn't clear how the chase began.

Law enforcement will release more information later this evening. We'll have an update as soon as we get the information.

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