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JUNEAU - Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced today that Jacob Kenning and Angelica Thairuammit were convicted and sentenced in Dodge County for a battery and criminal damage to property incident which occurred on December 31, 2009. Kenning was convicted of battery and criminal damage to property, while Thairuammit was convicted of criminal damage to property as party to a crime.
By pleading guilty, Kenning admitted that on December 31, 2009, he intentionally caused bodily harm to Tyler Geoffroy, the victim, and damaged some of Geoffroy's property. Thairuammit also pleaded guilty, admitting that she also participated in damaging Geoffroy's belongings.
The incident stemmed from a disagreement between Kenning and Geoffroy over missing money. Kenning, who was at Geoffroy's house with his girlfriend, Thairuammit, accused Geoffroy of stealing money from him, and proceeded to batter Geoffroy until his sister came to the house with money. Kenning also broke the door to Geoffroy's bedroom when Geoffroy tried to get away. Thairuammit damaged some of Geoffroy's belongings in his bedroom.
Kenning must serve 30 days in the county jail with work release privileges, and then must complete two years of probation which includes paying restitution to Geoffroy. Thairuammit must complete one year of probation and also pay restitution to the victim. Neither defendant had a prior record, and both are eligible to have their convictions expunged if they are able to successfully complete probation.
Attorneys for the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) acted as special prosecutors for Dodge County in this case. Assistant Attorney General David W. Maas represented the state.