Published on March 28th, 2013 | by Daniel Perlman0
Second Oconto Falls man charged in connection with Chad McLean murder
A 54-year-old Oconto Falls man has been charged with lying during a court hearing last year in connection with the 1998 murder of Chad McLean.
Charles Mlados was arrested Friday and faces two felony counts of perjury before a judge for making alleged false statements Nov. 2 during a John Doe hearing in Oconto County Court. Mlados is expected to appear for a bond hearing Monday afternoon. If convicted, he faces up to 12 years in prison.
McLean was last seen Feb. 22, 1998, and his body was found a month later in the Pensaukee River in Oconto County. It was determined he had died from multiple gunshot wounds to the head.
According to a criminal complaint filed Friday, Mlados told an investigator in February 1998 that he and Peter Hanson, who was charged Friday with playing a part in McLean’s death, rode in a truck with McLean before dropping him off at a gas station on the last day he was seen. Hanson is also from Oconto Falls.
However, during the court hearing last year, Mlados said he was not in a truck with McLean the night he went missing.
Mlados also told a judge that he had never shot a gun on Hanson’s property. However, another witness who provided testimony said that Mlados often shot guns for practice behind Hanson’s home before McLean disappeared.
Source: greenbaypressgazette.com “Second Oconto Falls man charged in connection with Chad McLean murder,” March 25, 2013.