Jury finds man guilty in New Year’s stabbing

MARINETTE – A Wisconsin man will be sentenced in November on five out of eight counts in connection with a stabbing on New Year’s Day in Marinette.

James Andrew Mileski, 23, of Marinette, stabbed 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 a four-day trial last week in Marinette County Circuit Court, a jury convicted Mileski on two felonies – first-degree recklessly endangering the safety of another by use of a dangerous weapon and aggravated battery by use of a dangerous weapon.

The jury also found Mileski guilty of three misdemeanors – disorderly conduct, battery, and possession of marijuana in connection with a crime, according to online court records.

He was found not guilty of one count of first-degree recklessly endangering the safety of another, aggravated battery intending to do great bodily harm involving a dangerous weapon, and possession of drug paraphernalia in connection with a crime. Mileski had pleaded not guilty to all eight counts in February. Since his arrest, he has been lodged in Marinette County Jail in lieu of a $100,000 cash bond. Sentencing is scheduled for Nov. 13. 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.