Man charged in Oneida County hit-and-run death pleads not guilty
By Jalen Maki
Tomahawk Leader Co-Editor
RHINELANDER – Jeffrey Liebscher, who faces one count of homicide by negligent operation of a vehicle and one count of hit and run involving death, pleaded not guilty in Oneida County court on Monday, Nov. 11.
Liebscher, 53, of Sugar Camp, was arrested Aug. 29 following a hit-and-run incident the day before on Highway 17 in Oneida County that left motorcyclist Sean Holtslander, 23, of St. Germain, dead.
Oneida County Circuit Court Judge Patrick O’Melia set a pre-trial conference for Jan. 14. Liebscher faces up to 35 years in prison if convicted.
Jeffrey Liebscher’s brother, Brian Liebscher, 54, of Sugar Camp, also faces charges in connection to the crime and will appear in court next month.
Brian Liebscher was arrested on Friday, Aug. 30, for obstructing law enforcement by providing false information about his brother. When contacted in the early morning hours of Aug. 29, Brian did not inform law enforcement that he had been contacted by Jeffrey after the incident. Brian also didn’t tell authorities that he had driven Jeffrey to Three Lakes after the incident.
Brian Liebscher faces up to a $10,000 fine and 9 months in jail if convicted. A pre-trial conference is scheduled for Dec. 10.