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Jury trial scheduled in Reeseville drug homicide case

July 25, 2018 GMT

JUNEAU — A three-day jury trial has been scheduled for a 41-year-old Beaver Dam man who is charged with reckless homicide of a Reeseville man.

The trial is now set for Jan. 7 to 9.

Jason L. Thompson, currently in Dodge County Jail, is charged with first-degree reckless homicide and bail jumping. If convicted of both charges, he could face up to 46 years in prison and a $110,000 fine.

Thompson is accused of providing drugs to James L. Hook, a 62-year-old Reeseville man, who died.

According to the criminal complaint, a 911 call was made around 10:40 p.m. on Feb. 9, 2016, reporting that Hook had been found unresponsive in his apartment in Reeseville. He was pronounced dead by a Dodge County Medical Examiner. Dodge County Sheriff’s Office deputies found several prescription drug bottles on his coffee table. The prescription appeared to be pain relievers.

The last text on Hook’s phone allegedly came from Thompson, and Hook’s last text from his phone was to Thompson. However, there was another person who had sent texts to Hook who was also questioned by police. The other person believed that Thompson had sold heroin to Hook.

Hook’s autopsy results were obtained by the sheriff’s office on March 17, 2016. It listed the cause of death for Hook as multi-drug toxicity with other significant conditions as cardiomegaly and emphysema. One of the drugs in his system was heroin.