By Brandi Makuski
A 20-year-old woman could be sentenced to more than three years behind bars for her third battery conviction in less than two years.
Jordann Politoski, of Plover, pleaded guilty to one count of substantial battery on Aug. 23 before Judge Thomas Flugaur. Politoski wore a blue Portage Co. Jail inmate uniform and was accompanied by her lawyer Karl Schmidt.
Politoski is currently serving a nine-month jail sentence for a probation revocation, which she received after being arrested in June when she smashed a vodka bottle, then a coffee cup, against her ex-boyfriend’s head, rendering him unconscious. The man received a three-inch laceration which required stitches.
Police say the incident occurred less than 24 hours after Politoski was released from her electronic monitoring bracelet, part of a sentence for her previous convictions.
A separate charge of disorderly conduct was dismissed but read in as a part of her plea deal with Portage Co. District Attorney Louis Molepske.
Under state law, Politoski could be sentenced up to one-and-a-half years in prison for the felonious battery charge. Molepske told Flugaur on Tuesday he recommended 120 days in jail, with 90 days in custody and 30 days on home monitoring, along with 36 months of probation and 25 hours of community service.
Politoski will also be required to participate in drug and alcohol counseling, a mental health assessment and other counseling as recommending by her probation agent, and must maintain full-time employment.
Upon successful completion of her probation, Molepske said an accompanying felonious bail-jumping charge would be dismissed.
Flugaur asked for a pre-sentencing report by early October before he passed sentence.
“You understand the court is not bound by the plea negotiations,” Flugaur said to Politoski. “I could, if I thought it was appropriate, impose a different sentence than that being recommended by either your attorney or the state?”
Politoski remained silent except to say, “Yes, your honor.”
Flugaur said by pleading guilty to a felony, Politoski also was giving up her right to vote in any election “until [her] civil rights were restored” when her probation was completed. The plea also means she could not own a firearm for the rest of her life.
Politoski has two prior convictions for battery and one conviction for resisting an officer, Flugaur said, which qualified her as a repeat offender and could increase her sentence by up to two years.
Flugaur said he would take her record into account when he decides her sentence at 8:30 AM on Fri., Oct. 21.