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UPDATE: Hearing rescheduled for suspect involved in Manitowoc teen’s death

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WEDNESDAY 9/8/2021 6:00 p.m.

TWO RIVERS, Wis. (WFRV) – A local teen was in court Wednesday, facing several charges including 1st Degree Intentional Homicide.

According to court documents, 19-year-old Joshua Walcott was scheduled for a preliminary hearing but it has been pushed back and is now rescheduled for October.

UPDATE: Suspect involved in Manitowoc teen’s death asks for new lawyer

MONDAY 6/25/2021 10:21 a.m.

TWO RIVERS, Wis. (WFRV) – The man who is accused of killing a Manitowoc teen following a disturbance in Two Rivers, has asked for more time to get a new lawyer.

According to court documents, Joshua Walcott asked for time to get a private lawyer. The court is not allowing the current lawyer to withdraw until Walcott has another attorney.

The records also mention that the court continues to toll time limits.

The preliminary hearing has been reset to July 29 at 1:00 p.m.

Local 5 will continue to update this story as more information is released.

UPDATE: Suspect accused of allegedly killing Manitowoc teen officially charged

MONDAY 5/24/2021 4:30 p.m.

TWO RIVERS, Wis. (WFRV)- Joshua Walcott has officially been charged with the alleged murder of a 17-year-old teen from Manitowoc.

Walcott is facing multiple charges which include:

  • 1st-Degree Intentional Homicide, with use of a dangerous weapon
  • Bail Jumping-Felony
  • Possess Firearm-Convicted of a Felony
  • Attempt 2nd Degree Sexual Assault of Child
  • Expose Child to Harmful Descriptions

Walcott is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on Wednesday, June 2.

ORIGINAL STORY: Bond set for suspect connected to Manitowoc teens death

WEDNESDAY 5/19/2021 2:39 p.m.

(WFRV) – Joshua Walcott, a Manitowoc resident who is a suspect in a 17-year-olds death, appeared in Manitowoc County Court via zoom Wednesday.

During the hearing, Court Commissioner Patricia Koppa set Walcott’s cash bond at $250,000 with an order to be back in court on May 24.

Walcott is being held on a charge of 1st degree intentional homicide in connection with the death of the Manitowoc teen.

Other suspects connected to the fatal shooting were also in the bail hearing and their charges are as follows:

  • Malik Thomson, carrying concealed weapon, possession with intent to deliver marijuana while armed.
  • Todd Mueller, felony bail jumping, child neglect, animal neglect.
  • Rodney Anderson JR., aiding and abetting a felon, bail jumping.
  • Kaden Jones, bail jumping, possession of THC.
  • William Lowe, probation hold.

During the course of this investigation, the Two Rivers Police Department says they discovered matters related to child neglect and animal neglect at the location of the shooting as reflected in the charges noted above.

UPDATE: 17-year-old Manitowoc man dies, suspect in custody after disturbance at Two Rivers home

TUESDAY 5/18/2021 5:29 p.m.

TWO RIVERS, Wis. (WFRV) – Police are releasing more information regarding the death investigation and arrests of multiple people.

According to a release, on Monday, May 17 the Manitowoc County Dispatch Center received a call of a disturbance at 1809 29th St. in the City of Two Rivers. Police responded and received information that a gun was involved and someone was shot.

A 17-year-old Manitowoc man was found but he died at the scene after life-saving measures were done. His name is not being released at this time. Multiple investigators have arrested Joshua Walcott of Manitowoc in connection to the shooting and charges related to the death investigation will be referred to the Manitowoc County District Attorney’s Office.

Several other individuals were taken into custody on charges related to the incident. The suspects did flee on foot and it is possible that other evidence exists. If anyone has any information regarding the investigation, Two Rivers Police asks that you contact them.

Original Story: Shooting in Two Rivers leaves one dead, several in custody

TUESDAY, 5/18/2021 8:19 a.m.

TWO RIVERS, Wis. (WFRV) – One person is dead after an early morning shooting in Two Rivers.

According to authorities, on May 18 around 12:00 a.m. a report of a disturbance. When officers arrived at the scene, they found a man who had a gunshot wound. Officers attempted life-saving measures but, the man died at the scene.

The incident happened on the 1800 block of 28th Street in Two Rivers.

According to officials, there were several arrests made including some in Two Rivers and some in Manitowoc. There was a SWAT call in Manitowoc, that is reportedly connected to the Two Rivers shooting.

Authorities are still looking for witnesses.

There were no other injuries reported during the disturbance.

Officers are still at the scene, and the roads remain blocked.

Two Rivers Police Chief Brian Kohlmier stated there is no threat to the community.

There is no other information available at this time, Local 5 will update this story as more information becomes available.

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