Man gets probation for breaking another man's jaw at EC tavern

Nov. 25—EAU CLAIRE — An Eau Claire man will spend two years on probation for breaking another man's jaw after the other man and patrons tried to remove him from a tavern on the city's south side.

The other man required surgery to repair his broken jaw, police said.

Donta L. Jenkins, 42, pleaded no contest this week in Eau Claire County Court to an amended misdemeanor count of battery and a misdemeanor count of second-offense drunken driving.

Jenkins was originally charged with a felony count of substantial battery.

Misdemeanor counts of bail jumping, disorderly conduct and possession of marijuana were dismissed but considered at sentencing by Judge Jon Theisen.

As conditions of probation, Jenkins cannot have contact with the victim and must pay $3,620 in restitution and undergo any recommended programming or treatment.

For the drunken driving charge, Jenkins was fined $1,429, sentenced to 10 days in jail and had his driver's license revoked for one year.

According to the criminal…

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