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DOJ presses 14 new felony charges against Oungst related to Valliere homicideSubmitted: 10/18/2018
DOJ presses 14 new felony charges against Oungst related to Valliere homicide
Ben Meyer
Ben Meyer
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bmeyer@wjfw.com

HURLEY - An Arbor Vitae man will face 14 extra felony charges related to the Iron County murder of Wayne Valliere, Jr. last winter.

Evan Oungst, 28, is one of five men charged with homicide in the killing.

The state Department of Justice filed nine additional counts of harboring or aiding a felon and five counts of giving out illegal drugs.

Oungst also faces a count of harboring or aiding a felon in Vilas County.

The information attached to the new Iron County charges matches previous information in the case. Assistant Attorneys General Richard Dufour and Chad Verbeten are handling the case and decided on the additional charges.


"We are continuing to seek justice for Wayne Valliere's family," said Attorney General Brad Schimel in a statement. "Our team at DOJ has worked hard to convict the two who committed this murder and we will continue to prosecute all those who played a role."

In August, an Iron County jury convicted Joseph Lussier and Richard Allen of killing Valliere and dumping his body in the Iron County woods. Oungst, James Lussier, and Curtis Wolfe are all awaiting trial or sentencing in the same case.

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