A 32-year-old rural Iola man who spent more than a year in state prison now faces multiple criminal charges.
Jammie D. Sanderfoot was charged April 16 with physical abuse of a child, two counts of battery, one count of disorderly conduct, a fourth drunken driving offense that includes penalty enhancers for having children in the vehicle, failure to obey a traffic officer, and operating after revocation.
Sanderfoot has also been charged as both a repeat offender and a habitual traffic offender. He was convicted of fleeing an officer in Waupaca County and sentenced to 18 months in state prison in October 2007 and of bribery of a public official in Columbia County and sentenced to one year in prison in February 2008.
At 8 p.m. Saturday, April 14, Waupaca County Sheriff’s Deputy Patrick McClone was dispatched to County Road GG in the town of Helvetia in response to a domestic disturbance.
McClone spoke to a woman who said Sanderfoot hit her and her infant son repeatedly. McClone reported that the woman had bruises under both eyes and her neck and chest were red.
According to the criminal complaint, the woman said she had gone to bed with her infant son. He was crying and she was laying on her back, hold him. Sanderfoot allegedly became angry because the baby was crying and hit the woman and the child. The infant had a bruise on its back, the complaint says.
The woman told McClone that Sanderfoot had been drinking vodka all day and had left the house with three children in a gray minivan, heading toward Clintonville.
Clintonville Police Officer Adam Miller was informed of the incident and drove to US. Highway 45 to intercept Sanderfoot. Miller saw the minivan near the intersection of U.S. 45 (Madison Street) and County Road C, pulled behind the vehicle and activated his emergency lights. The minivan did not stop, so Miller activated his siren. The minivan continued four blocks to Auto Street, turned north, then turned onto Paulina Street and into a driveway.
Sanderfoot reportedly refused to exit the vehicle until Miller threatened to deploy Apollo, the Clintonville police canine.
A preliminary breath test indicated that Sanderfoot had a 0.25 blood-alcohol level at the time of his arrest.
On the same day in 2007 that he was convicted of fleeing an officer, Sanderfoot was also convicted of his third drunken driving offense and his license revoked for three years. The complaint says Sanderfoot’s license was revoked indefinitely in January 2011 when he failed to comply with a court-ordered driver-safety program.