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Suspect in Tomahawk homicide makes first court appearanceSubmitted: 11/20/2017
Dakota Sherek
Dakota Sherek
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Suspect in Tomahawk homicide makes first court appearance
LINCOLN COUNTY - In a criminal complaint, police give basic details about what they say happened in the hours leading up to Eric Lee Moen murdering a Tomahawk man last week. 

Moen made his first appearance in court on Monday. Moen didn't speak at all during his initial court hearing, and instead let his lawyers do the talking. Moen did however speak to police according to that criminal complaint.


The complaint does not say what motive Moen may have had to kill Charles Ramp, but it does report that Moen did plan to shoot the victim that day.

Police say Moen was at work when he first thought about shooting Ramp on Thursday. Moen drove to Ramp's home from Wausau around 5:00 p.m. that night. Ramp wasn't home at the time, but his family invited Moen inside.

When Ramp got home, Moen lured him outside "by telling Ramp that [his] truck was making noise."

As Ramp approached the car to help, Moen shot ramp with a 20-gauge shotgun. The complaint reports that Ramp turned away and fell to the ground while "Moen continued to shoot at ramp until he had unloaded the shotgun."

During a press conference last week, Tomahawk Police Chief Al Elvins said the family didn't notice anything wrong with Moen.

Moen told police he got in his car and drove away immediately after shooting Ramp. Medics took Ramp to Ascension Sacred Heart Hospital where he died.

Chief Elvins said Moen couldn't explain why he shot Ramp, a man he had known for four years.

Moen is being held in Lincoln County Jail on a million dollar cash bond. A scheduling meeting was set for or Dec. 14. District Attorney Galen Bayne-Allison said it is likely Moen's preliminary hearing will be set for some time in January.


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