Trial date moved in Marinette stabbing case

MARINETTE – A jury trial for a Wisconsin man accused of stabbing another man in Marinette on New Year’s Day has been postponed. The trial has been moved from June to later this fall, according to Menominee County Circuit Court records.

James Andrew Mileski, 23, of Marinette, faces four felonies and four misdemeanors for allegedly stabbing a 36-year-old man with a knife several times after the man intervened in a fight between Mileski and Mileski’s girlfriend.

The incidents happened around 4:30 a.m. on Jan. 1 in a downtown apartment complex where both men resided.

During Mileski’s pretrial conference in circuit court on Tuesday, the date for his jury trial was changed from June 25-27 to Sept. 17-20. Hearings to consider any motions in the case are set for June 27 and Aug. 9.

Mileski is charged with aggravated battery intending to do great bodily harm involving a dangerous weapon. The felony carries a maximum punishment of 20 years in prison and a $50,000 fine.

Mileski is also charged with one count of aggravated battery involving a dangerous weapon and two counts of first-degree recklessly endangering the safety of another by use of a dangerous weapon.

Misdemeanor counts filed against Mileski include: battery; disorderly conduct; possession of marijuana in connection with a crime; and possession of drug paraphernalia in connection with a crime.

He remains lodged in Marinette County Jail in lieu of a $100,000 cash bond.

Following the stabbing incident, the male victim was transported to Bay Area Medical Center then flown by helicopter to St. Vincent’s Hospital in Green Bay, according to the police report. In addition to several stab wounds, the victim also suffered a punctured lung.