John Kosmata Sentenced For Attack
A Mills man will spend time in jail after admitting he got into a fight with another person.
Forty-five year old John Kosmata was sentenced to six months in jail, after he pleaded guilty to one reduced misdemeanor charge of battery.
Investigators with the Casper Police Department say in late November, officers were called to a residence on 10th Street for a report of a fight.
When they arrived, they found Kosmata and the victim covered in blood.
Upon interviewing other witnesses, it was determined that the victim was trying to enter the residence, but Kosmata wouldn’t let him enter, and then started punching the victim.
Kosmata claimed he was attacked first, by way of being choked.
Another witness told police Kosmata then became angry, when the victim said a disrespectful comment to another person, so then he attacked.
Officers did not find any evidence of drug or alcohol use, but a nurse at the Natrona County Detention Center, said a breathalyzer revealed that Kosmata had a .048 blood alcohol content.
Prosecutors originally had filed aggravated assault and battery charges, because it was originally reported that Kosmata had used a hammer, but then reduced the charges after several witnesses changed their telling of events.
Kosmata is also facing charges in an unrelated sexual assault case, and is awaiting trial.