Teen enters not guilty plea in Ellsworth dodgeball assault case
The teenager accused of slugging an Ellsworth High School classmate in the face during a dodgeball game pleaded not guilty last week to a felony charge.
Jacob C. Sigler, 18, entered the plea to one count of felony substantial battery Wednesday in Pierce County Circuit Court.
A preliminary hearing held before Sigler's arraignment concluded with a Pierce County court commissioner determining there was probable cause to move the case toward the trial phase.
The Maiden Rock teen was accused of punching a 16-year-old student in the fact Oct. 11, 2016, during a heated dodgeball game at the high school. The alleged victim in the case sustained a facial fracture, according to a criminal complaint.
A pretrial hearing in the case was set for April 27.