Alleged murderer makes court appearance

December 6, 2018

JUNEAU -- A 20-year-old man who allegedly fatally shot Bradlee Gerke, 36, of Beaver Dam in late October was in court this morning for a review hearing where a Dodge County Circuit Court judge found he was eligible for a state public defender.

Nigel Schultz, who is being held in the Dodge County Detention Facility on a $5 million cash bail, faces life in prison for first degree intentional homicide for allegedly killing Gerke on Oct. 28. He also faces felony charges of hiding a corpse, theft from a person or corpse and two counts of possession of a firearm by a felon.

Schultz is scheduled for a review hearing Dec. 12 with a preliminary hearing slated for Dec. 20.

Also charged in Gerke’s death was Rebecca Wolc, 32, of Beaver Dam. Wolc was charged with harboring or aiding a felon. If convicted, she could see a fine of $25,000 or 10 years in prison or both.

Wolc was placed on a $1,000 cash bond, which she posted Monday. She may not have any direct or indirect contact or communication with Gerke’s family or residence or Schultz. She also may not leave the state.

She is expected to make her preliminary hearing at 8:30 a.m. Thursday in Dodge County Circuit Court.

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