2016-09-22 / Courts

Winowiecki pleads not guilty to felonies


WINOWIECKI WINOWIECKI A 42-year-old Cedar woman pleaded not guilty at her 13th Circuit Court arraignment held Tuesday to several felony charges related to an Aug. 25 scuffle with Leelanau County deputies.

Rebecca A. Winowiecki, of 4456 E. Alpine Road, waived her preliminary examination on two counts of resisting and obstructing arrest. The charges stem from an incident in which a man called 9-1-1 to complain that she was ‘drunk-dialing’ him.

When deputies showed up at her home she was drinking in front of them, according to a court report. She also resisted arrest, kicking a deputy in the process, the report said.

Winowiecki also pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to a felony charge of domestic violence that stemmed from an Aug. 20 incident.

If convicted, she will be sentenced as a three-time habitual offender.

She is currently being held on a $10,000 cash/surety bond.

Winowiecki was free on a $5,000 personal recognizance bond on the domestic violence charge — a fiveyear felony — and had not yet been arraigned on that charge when the Aug. 25 incident took place.

The resisting and obstructing charges are two-year felonies.

Winowiecki has previously been convicted of both domestic violence and attempted assault of a police officer and resisting arrest.

In one case she punched a man for taking away her last couple of beers. In another, she cut off the tip of the same man’s finger by slamming it in a door.

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