Woman Who Lured Victim to Violent Hammer Attack Goes to Prison
By Brandi Makuski
A 34-year-old woman was sentenced to prison on Friday after being convicted of aggravated battery.
Anissa Gignac, of Stevens Point, was sentenced by Judge Thomas Flugaur to 24 months of prison, followed by 36 months of extended release, for being a party to a crime of aggravated battery as a repeat offender.
Gignac pleaded no contest in March.
A count of bail jumping was dismissed by read in as part of the plea agreement. Gignac also pleaded no contest to a count of possession of methamphetamine as a repeat offender, and as a second and subsequent drug conviction on May 12.
Flugaur sentenced Gignac to one year of prison followed by two years of extended supervision, to run concurrent to her sentence in the battery case.
Gignac was arrested last July after luring a 59-year-old man to her Elk St. residence, where he was violently assaulted by Gignac’s co-defendant, Mitchell Stoltz, 21, of Cudahy. When police arrived, the victim was laying half in the road and “completely covered in blood,” according to the complaint.
The attack on the man was so violent, according to the complaint, that blood spatter was visible on the siding of the house, the screen door, steps leading up to the home and the driveway. It was later determined Stoltz initiated a surprise attack on the man using a hammer.
The victim needed eight stitches to close a wound above his eye and suffered from several hairline fractures.
Police determined Gignac not only sent the victim a text message prodding him to come to her home, but that she watched the man being attacked from her window and did nothing to help.
She was arrested the next day after police served a search warrant on the home; investigators found Stoltz hiding in the basement.
Stoltz was convicted in April on one count of substantial battery-intend bodily harm. He returns to court for sentencing in July.