Parolees freed by Gov. Tony Evers’ appointee in 2022 are already endangering the community.
A West Bend man who was paroled this January by Gov. Tony Evers’ appointee after serving just 22 years of a 40-year sentence for a homicide conviction is back behind bars in Washington County after driving erratically on I-45 with a loaded illegal gun.
The parolee, identified by sources as Floyd Marlow, used a racial slur after the murder of a man on a Milwaukee porch.
He is not the only parolee released during Evers’ tenure to reoffend. On Friday, we revealed that a violent rapist, also paroled in 2022, had already reoffended, trying to choke and attack a woman in Appleton. We had to sue to get the 2022 names.
According to Washington County Sheriff’s Department Facebook post dated Oct. 20,
Sources tell WRN that the suspect is Floyd Marlow.
According to WI DOC records, Marlow was paroled on Jan. 11 of this year after serving 22 years of a 40-year sentence. His mandatory release date was in 2031. He was an old law inmate, and the parole was discretionary. Evers’ two-time appointee John tate made the parole decision.
Floyd Marlow is on parole for 1st-degree reckless homicide and 1st-degree reckless endangering safety from offenses that occurred in 1999 and 2000.
According to court records, Floyd Marlow and his co-defendant, Dwight Campbell, were charged with killing Johnnie Humphrey on July 17, 1999. “At trial, Marlow stipulated that on August 2, 1999, he was in possession of the gun that discharged three of the casings found at the Humphrey murder scene. Several witnesses testified that they saw Marlow at the scene and heard Marlow say, “We killed that [N-].”
Court records also say that Renetta Barnette, a sixteen-year-old girl who lived upstairs from Marlow’s girlfriend along North 23rd Street, testified that, “shortly before the shooting, she saw a group of men, including Marlow and Campbell, run down the alley behind their house toward 24th Street. Barnette told the court that she then heard shooting and saw the men run up the alley toward the house. According to Barnette, Marlow and Campbell had guns in their hands. Barnette testified that when the men reached the house, she heard Marlow say, I think we killed that n*****.”
WRN has reported that, since 2019, Gov. Tony Evers’ Parole Commission has released hundreds of convicted criminals, freeing them early on parole mostly into Wisconsin communities, including more than 300 murderers and attempted murderers, and more than 47 child rapists.
Floyd Marlow has been charged in Washington County Court with possession of a firearm by a felon, carrying a concealed weapon, operating a firearm while intoxicated, and OWI.
The arrest comes at a time when Washington County has put forward a $3.6 million Anti-Crime Plan Referendum on the Nov. 8 general election ballot that would increase staffing in the sheriff’s office by 30 positions across several departments.