New information is being released in an alleged murder plot that involves a man from rural Green Lake County.
Ripon police accuse Lee H. Stellmacher, 60, N6860 Forest Ridge Road, of attempting to hire a hit man to kill a nemesis who lives in Indiana.
The alleged target’s name is Rick Parks.
In addition, Stellmacher also stands accused of trying to pay “biker guys” to beat up Jason Garrett, who runs a Ripon auto body shop.
Stellmacher has been involved in lawsuits with both men, court records indicate.
The allegations to harm the men are detailed in a three-page criminal complaint.
Stellmacher now faces two felonies: conspiracy to commit first-degree intentional homicide and conspiracy to commit battery or threat to a witness.
Online court records show Stellmacher is in custody, held without bail.
He was formally charged last week Thursday in Fond du Lac County Court. The charges were filed in Fond du Lac County because the alleged dealings took place in the city of Ripon.
The complaint states Stellmacher offered to pay $2,500 to have Garrett beaten and $10,000 to have Parks killed.
Read the full story in the Sept. 8, 2011 edition of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.