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Teen enters not guilty plea in Ellsworth dodgeball assault case

Jacob Sigler

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.

Mike Longaecker

Mike Longaecker is a regional/enterprise reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage includes St. Croix County government, higher education and state politics in Wisconsin. 

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