Plea deal for 3 people who lied about dead man’s disappearance

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Barron County (WQOW) – Three people accused of lying to police about a man’s disappearance have agreed to a plea deal with prosecutors.

Jesse Scribner, Levi Mattila and Marcella Hill were charged with obstructing officers who were investigating the disappearance of Chris Etichison of Barron in April.

Chris Etchison

He was later found dead in a Minnesota cabin after becoming extremely intoxicated during a drinking contest.

The three allegedly lied about knowing Etchison’s whereabouts and used his debit card to buy gas. All three have pleaded guilty to obstructing an officer. Scribner also entered a guilty plea for bail jumping. All three await sentencing hearings.

Stephen Kelley

Stephen Kelley

Stephen Kelley joined the News 18 team in August 2006. He is currently the Executive Producer and an Evening Anchor.

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