Jaggar found not guilty of attempted homicide, convicted of other charges
By Joe Bachman
STEVENS POINT — A local man who faced charges of attempted homicide was found not guilty on Friday, March 22.
According to reports, on Sept. 13, 2018, at approximately 4:22 a.m., Jesse Lee Jaggar forcibly entered an apartment on Second Street in search of a woman, later determined to be his ex-girlfriend. While he did not find her, he was confronted by another woman in the residence, who in self-defense, inflicted stab wounds to Jaggar’s neck and arm.
Jaggar had allegedly been drinking the night of, and observed his ex-girlfriend with another man. This served as a catalyst for Jaggar’s actions, as he then broke into his ex-girlfriend’s apartment and started to threaten a 33-year-old woman who was asleep on the couch.
Jaggar would proceed to threaten and assault the woman as she attempted to call for help. After Jaggar threatened to snap her neck, the woman grabbed a knife and stabbed Jaggar in the arm and the neck. The defendant would tell authorities that the woman fought back in self-defense.
Jaggar was ultimately found guilty on charges of burglary, intimidating a victim, battery and kidnapping. His $75,000 bond was revoked by County Judge Robert Shannon. He will face sentencing on June 19.