Grand Rapids, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- A 42 year old woman has pleaded not guilty for charges in connection with a Labor Day weekend assault in Wabana Township.
According to the Grand Rapids Herald-Review, Jill Michelle Janecek is facing one count of felony first degree assault, one count of felony second degree assault and one misdemeanor count of domestic assault in connection with an alleged assault that left the victim with facial fractures and a dislodged eyeball.
Janecek's attorney addressed the court and requested the domestic abuse no contact order be dropped for her client.
The victim replied by saying that he wanted the order to be dropped and said that he had been in law enforcement and did not want to consult with anyone on this decision.
After thorough discussion, the Itasca County judge for the case says he will vacate the no contact order and modify Janecek's conditions of release. Janecek and the alleged victim will be allowed contact between 8am and 8pm, however no contact of any sort will be allowed outside of those hours.
The judge also went on to say that some time has passed since the alleged assault and that Janecek had no "previous history". The judge also stated that because of the alleged victim’s background, “he had some knowledge of these types of situations."
According to the criminal complaint, Janecek and her boyfriend had been camping at the Joyce Estate in Wabana Township outside of Grand Rapids when the two allegedly started to argue.
When the victim went inside the tent, he told investigators that he woke up to Janecek allegedly grabbing his face and telling him she needed a sleeping bag.
When the victim went back outside, Janecek allegedly swung a stick in the victim's direction. The stick struck the victim in the left eye causing his eye to come out of its socket.
According to the victim, Janecek called 911.
Janecek's next court date is set for November 18th.
Posted to the web by Krista Burns