Superior man sentenced in Barker’s Island shootingA second man has been handed a jail sentence for shooting a handgun from a truck on Barker’s Island in Superior after a verbal dispute in the island’s public parking lot in April.
By: Superior Telegram, Superior Telegram
A second man has been handed a jail sentence for shooting a handgun from a truck on Barker’s Island in Superior after a verbal dispute in the island’s public parking lot in April.
Joseph Daniel Madison, 21, of Superior pleaded no contest to stalking as a party to a crime, and an amended charge of endanger safety-use of dangerous weapon in Douglas County Circuit Court last week. Additional charges of stalking and obstructing an officer were dismissed.
He was sentenced to 18 months of probation and 60 days in jail for the weapon charge, with Huber release for college classes. He was ordered to pay a $1,500 fine, undergo a mental health evaluation, have no contact with the victims and not possess any firearms.
A deferred judgment of conviction agreement was entered for the felony stalking charge. If Madison stays out of trouble with the law and cooperates with his probation conditions through July 14, 2015, the state will amend the charge to a misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct with no additional penalties. If the agreement is terminated, he faces a maximum of three years and six months imprisonment — plus up to four additional years because a dangerous weapon was used — and a $25,000 maximum fine.
According to the criminal complaint:
A man and woman had their vehicles parked in the island’s public parking lot the evening of April 18.
Four people in a truck drove into the lot, asked what the man and woman were doing there and told them to get moving. When the truck left the island, the man followed it in his car to get their license plate. After he returned to the island, the truck came back, flashed its lights at them and then circled the lot. As the truck was leaving the island it slowed near the bridge, stopped and a shot was fired from it.
Madison was the driver of the vehicle. He handed the gun to another 21-year-old, Matthew Kalvin Jaeckels, and told him to shoot it. Jaeckels of Northfield, Minn., pleaded no contest to one count of felony stalking and one amended misdemeanor charge of endangering safety with the use of a dangerous weapon in November in Douglas County Circuit Court.
He was sentenced to 90 days in jail with a deferred judgment of conviction for the stalking charge.