A 31-year-old Madison will serve time in the state penitentiary on a simple assault charge. Jeremiah Kroetch was sentenced this week in Lake County Circuit Court on one felony count of Domestic Abuse – Simple Assault. Kroetch earlier pleaded guilty to the charge as part of a plea agreement with the state.
Circuit Judge Pat Pardy sentenced Kroetch to serve two years in the state penitentiary, with one year suspended based on several conditions. Some of those conditions include that he pay fine and costs of just more than 600-dollars, re-pay his court-appointed attorney’s fees, and not have any contact with the victims in the case. During Kroetch’s sentencing, Judge Pardy said that Kroetch had been convicted of Simple Assault a couple of other times in the past and that contributed to his sentence.