A Bottle to the Head Adds Felony to Woman’s Record
By Jacob Mathias
A Stevens Point woman has been charged after smashing a vodka bottle, then a coffee cup, against her ex-boyfriend’s head, rendering him unconscious.
Jordann Politoski, 20, is charged with felony substantial battery, which carries a maximum of a $10,000 fine, three years and six months imprisonment or both if convicted. Another charge, disorderly conduct, is a misdemeanor with a sentence of up to a $1,000 fine, 90 days imprisonment or both.
As Politoski is a repeat offender, having been convicted of two counts of battery and resisting or obstructing a police officer in March 2016, an additional two years imprisonment can be assessed for each charge.
According to court documents, Stevens Point police were called to a home on the 4000 block of Hoover Rd. in the early morning hours of May 28. Officers met with a witness who alleged Politoski had broken a bottle over the head of a 22-year-old man who was her ex-boyfriend.
The man had blood on his chest, head, face, arms and hands, according to the criminal complaint, as well as a two-to-three inch laceration on his chin. He also complained of dizziness and abnormal vision. The man was taken by ambulance to the hospital were he received four stitches to his face.
Court records indicate Politoski’s electronic monitoring ankle bracelet, part of a sentence for her previous convictions, had been removed by court authorities the day before.
Politoski and the victim had previously lived together in downtown Stevens Point. On the day of the incident, Politoski had confronted the man about his alleged infidelity during their relationship, which sparked an argument. The defendant then became angry and hostile towards the man, according to the complaint.
“She knocked me the [expletive] out,” the man told police, who said Politoski smashed a vodka bottle over his head. Police noted the shattered remains of the bottle still on the floor.
The man told police Politoski then became remorseful, saying she loved him and trying to apologize. The two continued talking and went into a back bedroom, according to the complaint, where the argument again escalated and Politoski smashed a coffee cup over the victims head. The broken pieces of coffee cup were still on the floor when police arrived.
The victim was knocked unconscious for a short time and awoke to find another witness at the scene restraining the Politoski. The victim also reported Politoski throwing a full can of soda at him but he had trouble remembering when it occurred.
When police spoke with the Politoski, she confirmed the argument, but said she had no recollection over how the vodka bottle or coffee cup were broken.
She did admit that at one point during the argument the man did end up on the floor.
Politoski is scheduled to make her initial appearance in Portage County Circuit Court on June 13.