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Trial on 48 counts set for April 810
Anthony Papin 1
Anthony Papin

The trial of a 24-year-old Potosi man on 48 charges, including three felonies, is scheduled for April 8–10.

Anthony Jacob Papin, 101 Jentz Dr., faces three felonies — aggravated battery intending bodily harm — domestic abuse, false imprisonment, and strangulation and suffocation. He also faces charges of misdemeanor battery, criminal damage to property — domestic abuse, possession of marijuana, eight counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, two counts of disorderly conduct — domestic abuse, and 32 counts of misdemeanor bail jumping.

A status conference is scheduled for March 24 at 11:30 a.m. Jury selection is scheduled the morning of the first day of the trial, April 8.

Papin faces a maximum sentence of six years in prison and a $10,000 fine on each felony count.

Papin waived his right to a preliminary hearing and pleaded not guilty to the charges Jan. 16, according to court records. He is free on a $10,000 cash bond.

Papin is accused of beating a Dickeyville woman in a car and in a house Nov. 23–24. Papin threatened the woman’s life several times and showed up at another Dickeyville house and threatened to kill the house’s occupants, the woman and himself, according to the criminal complaint.

The woman suffered a collapsed lung from a fractured rib, according to medical records from Grant Regional Health Center in Lancaster quoted in the criminal complaint.

A Grant County sheriff’s search of Papin’s Dickeyville house revealed a marijuana smoking device, a “wooden grinder,” a black corn cob pipe and several “smoking device(s),” according to the criminal complaint.

Papin was sentenced Jan. 22 to 65 days in jail and had his driver’s license revoked for two years after he pleaded no contest to a third-offense operating while intoxicated charge, according to court records. Papin was also fined $631 after he pleaded no contest to misdemeanor bail jumping Jan. 16.

Papin was out on bond on both of those charges at the time of the alleged Nov. 23–24 incidents, according to court records.

Papin is in the Grant County Jail serving his drunk-driving sentence.