Man faces homicide charges for heroin overdose deaths

Man faces homicide charges for heroin overdose deaths
Herbert C. Grosenheider

A Dodgeville man faces homicide charges for allegedly providing the heroin that caused two overdose deaths in Sauk County last month, according to a release.

The Sauk County 911 Center received a report of two people who were dead outside a residence on County Road G in the town of Woodland June 1 around 8:30 p.m., officials said.

Investigators said heroin use was likely involved in the deaths of Richard Maurer, 55, and Diane Rogers, 51, who lived at the house on County Road G.

Toxicology reports confirmed the two deaths were toxicological in nature, and no other physical injuries or trauma were found during the autopsies, according to the release.

On Tuesday, Sauk County sheriff’s detectives arrested Herbert C. Grosenheider, 29, of Dodgeville, on two counts of first-degree reckless homicide, officials said.

Grosenheider allegedly got the heroin in Madison and delivered it to Maurer and Rogers a short time before their deaths, investigators said.

If convicted, Grosenheider may face a $100,000 fine, 40 years in prison or both.