Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Bears Fan Charged With Felony After Tasing Packer Fan Wife Over Bet

John M. Grant and Nicole Grant

Grant charged with illegal possession of a taser.

By H. Nelson Goodson
November 6, 2013

Mayville, WI - On Tuesday, John M. Grant, 42, of Tinley Park, Illinois was charged in Dodge County with one felony count of illegal possession of an electronic weapon. Grant is a Bears fan who allegedly used a taser on his wife, Nicole Grant who is a Packer's fan after the Packers lost to the Bears on Monday night.
A Mayville police officer responded at 2:38 a.m. on Tuesday to a call at Dan's King Pin on 31 N. Main Street where a woman identified as Nicole alleged that her husband had tased her three times after the Bears-Packer's game. Nicole showed burn signs of being tased twice in her buttocks and once in her thigh.
According to Nicole, she told the officer that the tasing incident happend outside the Side Lines Tap, 111 S. Main Street after the game. In the complaint, Nicole said that she didn't consent to being tased and filed a no consent form with police.
When police talked to Grant, he initially said, that Nicole had smoked marijuana earlier and that someone else at the bar had tased her when they were passing the taser around. He later admitted that they had both made a bet and who ever lost the bet, one would tase the other who lost the bet.
Police checked Nicole's text messages and video on her cellphone and then determined that she had agreed to be tased, if the Bears won. Nicole's no consent form was voided. 
Police searched a semi-truck owned by Grant and found a black electronic device (taser). Police learned that Grant did not have a conceal and carry (CCW) permit for Wisconsin or any other state. He was taken into custody and charged with illegal possession of an electronic device. His bail was set at $500 cash. If convicted, Grant is facing six months in jail and $10,000 in fines.
Grant is expected back in court on December 4 for a review hearing and on January 9, 2014 for a preliminary hearing.
Only those who are granted a conceal and carry in the state can carry and have possession of a taser or any state resident of lawful age without a CCW can own and keep a taser at home.

Video released: Bears fan tasers Packer wife fan after losing bet in Maryville, WI. John Grant charged with felony.

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