A Rice Lake man will spend six months in jail in connection with charges filed in cases dating back to May 2019, according to Barron County Circuit Court documents.

Jeremy Alan Gackle, 34, formerly of Chetek, will serve four concurrent sentences ranging in length from two months to one year, minus 98 days’ credit for time already served, after he pleaded guilty to a pair of misdemeanor battery charges during a court appearance on Jan. 31.

The latest case stems from charges filed Nov. 29, 2019. In exchange, prosecutors agreed to drop a domestic abuse “enhancer,” which would have added further penalties to the charges.

At the time he entered the pleas, Gackle was on probation in connection with two other 2019 cases. In May 2019, Gackle was charged with felony child abuse in connection with the injuries inflicted on a 13-year-old boy in Chetek.

On May 31, 2019, Gackle was charged with felony battery after a fight during a party at Chetek, court records said.

But in an October 2019 plea deal, Gackle pleaded guilty to two misdemeanors, one in connection with the child abuse case and another in connection with the fight. He was sentenced to probation at that time, but it was revoked in January 2020.

Court records said Gackle will have work release privileges while serving his jail sentence.

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