Two get jail time for Tower Avenue assaultA Superior man will spend nine months in jail for battering a man during an incident in September that was originally thought to be an armed robbery.
By: Superior Telegram, Superior Telegram
A Superior man will spend nine months in jail for battering a man during an incident in September that was originally thought to be an armed robbery. The Duluth woman who set up the battery will spend a year on probation and three days in jail.
Quentin Jermaine Johnson, 36, pleaded guilty in Douglas County Circuit Court in May to one felony count of aggravated battery. He was sentenced to three years of probation with conditions including nine months in jail with Huber release granted for work. He was also ordered to pay $500 restitution and $404 fines and court costs. He was originally charged with armed robbery.
Sage Nigitchigamikwe Ross, 19, pleaded no contest last week to one count misdemeanor count of battery of party to a crime. She was sentenced to one year probation with conditions including three days jail. She was also ordered to pay $500 restitution to St. Luke’s Hospital, undergo a chemical dependency evaluation and follow recommendations. She was ordered to pay $379 fines and court costs. She was originally charged with armed robbery as party to a crime.
According to the criminal complaint:
Ross, the victim’s girlfriend, arranged the Sept. 1 incident. She told police she had given money to the victim for him to double or triple by buying drugs. Instead, he bought parts for her car, which she didn’t want.
She started to ask around for someone who would rob her boyfriend so she could get some of her money back. Johnson, who was living within a block of the victim’s residence in Superior, agreed to do it.
He went to the victim’s apartment at 1627½ Tower Ave. Ross left the door open for Johnson, then waited in the living room when he confronted the victim outside the apartment. Johnson attacked the victim on the stairs of the residence and injured him. Initial reports indicated a gun was used during the attack, but that was determined not the case.