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Milwaukee man gets jail sentence for 'senseless beating'

Waukesha – A judge Friday sentenced Mark A. Snow of Milwaukee to 10 months in jail for the "unprovoked attack" on a Town of Merton man and his wife last July at a Stone Bank tavern.

Waukesha County Circuit Court Judge said Snow’s beating of John "Crazy Jack" Grimm "a senseless act" and there seems to be no answer as to why Snow punched and then stomped on Grimm outside of Hollywood’s Roadhouse, W332 N6629 County Highway C, July 23.

Kieffer sentenced Snow to the work-release jail to be followed by three months of probation. Kieffer also imposed, but stayed a prison sentence of 1-1/2 years in prison and 2 years of extended supervision "to hang over the head" of Snow. If Snow violates conditions of his probation he will automatically be sent to prison, Kieffer said.

Grimm of Town of Merton, told Kieffer he suffered broken ribs and shoulder and he continues to suffer pain. Janet Grimm said she was pushed by Snow and suffered bruising.

The Grimms were seated on an outside deck at the bar when Snow, who is a friend of the tavern owner, came out to the deck to tell those on the deck that alcohol was not allowed, said Waukesha County Assistant District Attorney Tim Westphal. John Grimm was drinking water at the time and his wife had a drink, Westphal said. There were also three other women on the deck, he said.

Westphal said there may have been a "possible verbal comment" made to Snow who punched John Grimm and while he was on the deck Snow "stomped" on Grimm in the chest and shoulder several times. Snow then "violently" pushed Janet Grimm, Westphal said.

Grimm, 60, said he was "partially disabled" and routine tasks are now difficult. Grimm is well known in the Stone Bank area as he operated Hasslinger’s Resort on Moose Lake for about 25 years.

"I’m sorry about what happened," Snow told Kieffer. "I don’t know what occurred."

"What caused you to snap in this fashion?" Kieffer said to Snow. "There is something in your background that led to this action."

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