Man gets year in jail for New Year’s Day stabbing

MARINETTE – A Wisconsin man was sentenced this week to one year in jail and seven years probation in connection with a stabbing on New Year’s Day in Marinette.

James Andrew Mileski, 23, of Marinette, was sentenced on two felonies and three misdemeanors in Marinette County Circuit Court on Wednesday.

He was ordered to a year in jail on one count of first-degree recklessly endangering the safety of another by use of a dangerous weapon and one count of aggravated battery by use of a dangerous weapon. If his probation is revoked, he will be sent to prison.

The above two felony sentences will be served concurrently. Mileski was also sentenced to a 60-day jail term for battery, a 30-day jail term for disorderly conduct, and a 30-day jail term for possession of marijuana in connection with a crime.

Mileski 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.

The male victim was transported to Bay Area Medical Center then flown by helicopter to St. Vincent’s Hospital in Green Bay where he was treated for injuries including several stab wounds and a punctured lung, according to the police report.

Mileski has been serving time behind bars since his arrest on New Year’s Day. During Wednesday’s sentencing, Circuit Court Judge David Miron granted the defendant credit for 317 days already served in jail.

The judge ruled Mileski be placed on probation for seven years. According to court records, if he violates probation on the endangering safety using a dangerous weapon count, the court will impose a five-year prison sentence. If he violates probation on the aggravated battery count, a three-year prison sentence will be imposed.

Mileski was found guilty on the above five counts during a four-day jury trial in circuit court in September.

The jury found him not guilty of one count of first-degree recklessly endangering the safety of another with a dangerous weapon, aggravated battery intending to do great bodily harm involving a dangerous weapon, and possession of drug paraphernalia in connection with a crime.

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Jenny Lancour, (906) 786-2021, ext. 143,