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UPDATE: Former UW-Stevens Point student faces new charges

UPDATE: Former UW-Stevens Point student faces new charges

 

Prosecutors have added new charges against a former University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point student accused of violating a restraining order.

A Stevens Point Journal Media report says 34-year-old Jeffrey Decker of Oshkosh was arrested Dec. 7 at UW-Stevens Point. A caller told police Decker was violating a court order barring him from all UW campuses.

Decker has protested at UW meetings, claiming that officials have illegally blocked students' access to millions of dollars of their own fees.

A Madison judge issued a restraining order, saying his appearances constituted harassment. However, an appeals court rejected that argument.

Portage County prosecutor David Knaapen says he believes the restraining order still applies until the state Supreme Court weighs in.

Decker calls that logic absurd. He says he'll ask to have the case dismissed.

STEVENS POINT, Wis. (AP) _ A former student has been arrested for venturing onto the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in violation of a restraining over court records indicate has been overturned.

Stevens Point Journal Media reports police arrested Jeff Decker on campus on Saturday night after a caller told police he was there in violation of the restraining order.

A Dane County judge barred Decker from UW property after he appeared on several campuses protesting student activity fee policies. But a state appeals court ruled in January he was exercising his constitutional rights. The case is before the state Supreme Court.

Decker told Portage County Circuit Judge John Finn the order was no longer in effect. He posted a $250 cash bond and is set to appear at a hearing Monday.

 

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