LADYSMITH — A new judge has been assigned to handle the case of a Conrath man who is accused of shooting and killing Rusk County deputy Dan Glaze on Oct. 29, 2016.
Doug S. Nitek, 45, is charged with 31 counts stemming from the Oct. 29, 2016, shooting, including first-degree intentional homicide, attempted homicide, recklessly endangering safety while armed with a dangerous weapon, criminal damage to property, possession of drug paraphernalia and bail jumping.
On Tuesday, St. Croix County Judge Scott Needham took over the case from Washburn County Judge Eugene Harrington.
The case appears to be moving forward as scheduled, with a motion hearing slated for March 16, a final pretrial on Aug. 17 and a trial slated to begin Sept. 17.
The criminal complaint states that Nitek was approximately 168 yards from Glaze when he shot and killed the officer as Glaze was still sitting behind the wheel of his squad car. Up to six shots were fired at Glaze, including the fatal one that struck Glaze in his head. More law enforcement arrived at W7958 Broken Arrow Road, east of Highway 27 south of Ladysmith, with Nitek firing shots at multiple officers before finally being arrested.