MADISON, Wis. (AP) _ Court records say the man arrested in Dane County on a possible charge of reckless homicide provided heroin to a man later found dead in La Crosse County.
The records say 48-year-old Thomas Tremain, of Barre Mills, died Sept. 6 at his home from a combination of heroin, alcohol and prescription medication. Authorities say the 28-year-old Madison man arrested Wednesday admitted selling Tremain the heroin that contributed to his death.
Sheriff's Sgt. John Zimmerman says that investigators believe it's the first time Tremain tried heroin.
A Dane County sheriff's deputy ran a random check of the man's license plates, discovered he had an outstanding arrest warrant for first-degree reckless homicide and arrested him.
November 13, 2013 - Dane County Sheriff’s deputies, with the assistance of City of Madison and Town of Madison Police, conducted a high-risk traffic stop on the westbound Beltline near the Seminole Highway exit at approximately 9:15 am today.
A Dane County Traffic Team deputy was working on Highway 51 this morning when he ran a random check of Department of Transportation records on a 2002 Toyota Corolla. He found the registered owner, Malachi C. Hankel, had an outstanding warrant from Lacrosse County for 1st Degree Reckless Homicide. After calling for additional law enforcement to respond, the vehicle was stopped and Hankel was taken into custody without incident.
Hankel, age 28 of Madison, was booked into the Dane County Jail and he will be returned to LaCrosse County to face the Homicide charge.