Jail, probation sentence in Popeye's fight case

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Jonah Beleckis | September 13, 2017

ELKHORN—A Lake Geneva man will serve jail time and two years of probation after pleading guilty to reduced charges in connection with an altercation with a restaurant co-worker last September.

Dimitrius Anagnos, 53, pleaded guilty to two counts of battery and one count of disorderly conduct after a fight with a then-24-year-old employee at Popeye's, 811 Wrigley Drive, Walworth County Court records show. Those three counts are all misdemeanors.

Two felonies—strangulation and suffocation and substantial battery intending bodily harm—were dismissed but read into the record.

A condition of one of the battery counts is a 45-day jail sentence with work-release privileges, court records show. More jail time was imposed and stayed in case Anagnos violates his probation.

Lake Geneva police responded to a reported assault at Popeye's at about 1:18 a.m. Sept. 17, 2016.

Police spoke to the victim, who “appeared to be shaken and had blood stains on his arms, pants and shirt,” the criminal complaint states.

The man had severe bruising on his neck and face.

The man told police he walked into the hallway and Anagnos walked quickly toward him, grabbed him by the throat and shoved him into a wall, according to the complaint.

The man said Anagnos asked about someone who had a personal relationship with Anagnos' girlfriend.

Another employee told police they had been drinking alcohol after the restaurant closed, and he thought Anagnos was intoxicated, according to the complaint.

Anagnos must begin his 45-day jail sentence on or before Nov. 5, according to court records.



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