A Ripon man has been charged with 10 crimes, seven of them felonies, after police discovered him allegedly running a meth lab out of a Ripon apartment.

   A day later, he was charged with another four crimes, including another felony and theft.

   And he’s already facing six even steeper felony charges levied against him last August for allegedly sexually assaulting a then-15-year-old girl in Ripon.

   Altogether, in the last half year, Kyle J. Erdmann has been charged with 20 crimes in or around Ripon in three separate cases that, were he convicted of all of them, could carry a maximum penalty equaling almost 250 years in prison.

   Erdmann, 23, was charged last week Wednesday in Fond du Lac County Circuit Court with manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of meth, possession of materials for manufacturing meth, possession of waste from meth production, possession of paraphernalia used to manufacture meth and bail jumping — all felonies.

   He also was charged at that time with criminal trespass, criminal damage to property and possession of marijuana. Bond was set at $10,000.

   Then, last week Thursday, he again was charged with felony bail jumping, criminal damage to property and criminal trespass, as well as misdemeanor theft (less than $2,500), in connection to a separate incident just outside Ripon’s city limits.

   The week that would see Erdmann face 14 new charges began with phone calls from his father and grandmother to police.

Read the full story in the March 1, 2018 edition of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.