A Chetek resident facing a felony drug charge was sentenced to 84 days in the Barron County Jail during a hearing on Dec. 27, 2019, in connection with a pair of 2016 felony convictions, county circuit court documents said.

Jacob R. Rheingans, 41, will have work release privileges to find and keep a job during the jail sentence and can shorten the term with “good time” served, court records said.

The case was prosecuted by assistant district attorney John M. O’Boyle. Rheingans was sentenced by Judge Maureen Boyle.

A complaint filed Dec. 27, 2016, alleged Rheingans followed a car driven by an ex-girlfriend who was trying to get away from him, stopped and approached her vehicle, cursed her and put his fingers over the top of the driver’s side window, which was partly open. He allegedly pulled the window down, reached in and grabbed the woman by the neck before fleeing.

In April 2017, Rheingans pleaded guilty to charges of resisting an officer and felony bail jumping in connection with the case, in exchange for dismissal of two other charges. The following June, he was sentenced to two years’ probation.

Court records said Rheingans was charged with felony methamphetamine possession in October 2019, and his probation was revoked on Nov. 21, 2019.

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