Man charged with first-degree murder in Rock River drowning
The man held in the drowning case of 20-year-old Casey Sheets will face new charges, including first-degree murder, a grand jury decided Thursday, June 16.
Kristopher Zaugg was charged with reckless conduct Sunday, June 5, a day after Sheets went missing in the Rock River.
Police said Zaugg and Sheets got into an altercation before Sheets went overboard of a pontoon boat.
Sheets’ body was recovered a week later near Byron.
Zaugg is being held in the Winnebago County Jail on a $500,000 bond.
He now faces charges of first-degree murder and aggravated battery in a public place. The initial charge of reckless conduct, and a second count of aggravated battery, were dismissed in court Friday morning, June 17.
Zaugg’s next court appearance is scheduled for June 29 in front of Judge John Truitt.
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