The Wisconsin Department of Justice Charges Appleton Woman with Strangulation and Suffocation, Disorderly Conduct and Battery as Acts of Domestic Violence

Sep 9 2014
The Wisconsin Department of Justice Charges Appleton Woman with Strangulation and Suffocation, Disorderly Conduct and Battery as Acts of Domestic Violence
 

MADISON — Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen has announced that on September 2, 2014, a criminal complaint was filed against Jacqueline DesJardins, of Appleton, charging her with Strangulation and Suffocation, Disorderly Conduct and Battery as acts of Domestic Violence.  The complaint alleges that on June 22, 2014, in Outagamie County, Appleton Police responded to a disturbance at the residence of Jacqueline DesJardins and the victim. 

 

According to the complaint, Officer Kolosso noted that during contact with the victim, she was able to observe scratch marks on the victim’s face and neck.  Officer Kolosso also noted that during her contact with the victim, she was extremely upset and crying and having difficulty talking at times.  The victim stated that Jacqueline put her fingers inside of the victim’s mouth during an argument and began yanking the victim’s cheeks.  The victim stated that it was difficult to breathe while this was happening and that Jacqueline also had placed her hands on the victim’s throat.

 

An initial appearance is scheduled for September 23, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. before Court Commissioner Brian Figy at the Outagamie County Justice Center.  While the defendant has been charged in a criminal complaint, she is presumed innocent and the state will need to prove her guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

 

This matter was investigated by the Appleton Police Department.  Victim services are being provided by the Office of Crime Victim Services at the Wisconsin Department of Justice.  The state is being represented by Assistant Attorney General Devra Ayala.