UPDATE: Prokopovitz waives prelim, scheduled for arraignment in November

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WEDNESDAY 10/17/19 10:57 a.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) — James Prokopovitz has waived his preliminary hearing in Brown County Court.

He is currently facings charges of 1st Degree Intentional Homicide, Obstructing an Officer, Perjury, and Conspiracy to Commit Perjury.

In May, Prokopovitz was arrested for allegedly murdering his wife, Victoria, who has not been seen since the evening of April 25, 2013, and is presumed dead.

Prokopovitz is scheduled to appear for an arraignment on November 25.

Preliminary hearing rescheduled to later date

WEDNESDAY, 7/3/19, 10:36 p.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) — James Prokopovitz was in Brown County court for his preliminary hearing Wednesday morning, however, it has been rescheduled to a later time.

He will be back in court July 23, at 9:30 a.m.

Read more about Prokopovitz’s initial appearance, here.

Probable cause found, trial continues for Prokopovitz, Friday

THURSDAY 5/9/19 5:25 p.m.

The judge has found probable cause exists and a trial will go on for James Prokopovitz and Kathryn Friday.

Prokopovitz is being held on a $2 million cash bond and Kathryn Friday is being held on a $25,000 bond.

They are both back in court May 22nd. 

Victoria Prokopovitz’s husband arrested for her murder

THURSDAY 5/9/19 2:50 p.m.

BROWN COUNTY, Wis. (WFRV) — The Brown County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed James Prokopovitz has been arrested for the murder of his wife, Victoria Prokopovitz. He is also facing a perjury charge.

Back in February, Local 5 brought you the background information on the disappearance of Victoria Prokopovitz, as well as her daughter’s continued efforts to find her mother. To see that story, click the link below.

In addition to James Prokopovitz, his girlfriend, Kathryn Friday was also arrested for obstruction and perjury. Both Prokopovitz and Friday are expected to make their initial appearances in Brown County Court Thursday afternoon.

This is a developing story. Stay with Local 5 as we bring you the latest information as it becomes available.

More on Victoria Prokopovitz’s disappearance

Missing woman’s husband arrested on homicide charges

THURSDAY 5/9/2019 9:48 a.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) — The husband of Pittsfield woman, missing for 6 years has been booked into Brown County jail on a charge of 1st-degree intentional homicide.

James Prokopovitz appeared on the Brown County booking sheet this morning,

Victoria Prokopovitz was last seen at 10:00 PM on April 25, 2013, at her home at 5118 Kunish Road in Pittsfield. She was reported missing the next day.  Prokopovitz, who was 60 at the time of her disappearance, left behind her purse, ID, money, and cell phone.

It is not known if the arrest of James Prokopovitz is related to his wife’s disappearance.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates as they become available.

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