HOMICIDE at CCI Charged: A criminal complaint has been issued and filed against Dexter L. Ewing, in connection with the death of Jerome A. Scott.

Press Release

´┐╝Contact: Jane E. Kohlwey FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE District Attorney Tuesday, March 03, 2015
Phone: (608) 742-9650

A criminal complaint has been issued and filed against Dexter L. Ewing, DOB 12/24/1972, in connection with the death of Jerome A. Scott, DOB 10/12/1974. This incident occurred at the Columbia Correctional Institution (CCI) in Portage, Wisconsin on February 12, 2015. Mr. Ewing and Mr. Scott were both inmates at CCI and were cellmates.

Mr. Ewing has been charged with First Degree Intentional Homicide as a Persistent Repeater pursuant to sec. 940.01(1)(a) & 939.62(2m)(c), Wis. Stats. The penalty for this offense is imprisonment for life. The persistent repeater enhancer eliminates any possibility of extended supervision.

Mr. Ewing is scheduled to make his first appearance in Columbia County Circuit Court, Branch 3, on Friday, March 6, 2015 at 2:15 p.m. This appearance is anticipated to be via videoconferencing
with Mr. Ewing appearing from the correctional facility in which he is now housed.

As is true in all criminal matters, Mr. Ewing is presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law