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One year jail for bar fight injuries
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The second of two men arrested after a third man received severe injuries in a fight in a Beetown bar was sentenced to one year in jail Thursday.

Jeremy Kastner, 39, Platteville, was convicted of substantial battery — intending bodily harm, a felony, and disorderly conduct after a one-day trial in Grant County Circuit Court Jan. 8.

Kastner was placed on three years probation including the jail term, with work release granted. His probation term includes a ban on alcohol or controlled substances.

Timothy Riley, 38, Lancaster, was sentenced Dec. 11 to 2¼ years in prison and three years extended supervision after he was convicted in a jury trial Dec. 2 of party to substantial battery — intending bodily harm as a repeater, two counts of felony bail jumping as a repeater, and disorderly conduct as a repeater.

Kastner’s and Riley’s charges were in connection with a fight at Yesterdaze Tavern in Beetown Sept. 26.

Joseph Koelker, 28, Cassville, was taken by Cassville EMS to Grant Regional Health Center in Lancaster and then taken to UW Hospital in Madison by Med Flight helicopter for severe head trauma. Koelker was hit in the head with a shovel, and punched and kicked several times, according to the Grant County Sheriff’s Office.

The other two people involved in the fight left the bar in a vehicle, which was located Sept. 27 around 12:20 p.m. About an hour later, deputies arrested Riley. 

Kastner was arrested at his residence in Platteville for two warrants on charges of possession of prescription medication without a prescription and bail jumping later that day.

A restitution hearing is scheduled for April 14.