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Rhinelander Man Sent To Prison For Assault

A Rhinelander man was sentenced to 12 years in prison for an attack on a his wife in Rhinelander in February, 2012.

38 year old Shannon Wolf had reached a plea agreement, accepting charges of aggravated battery and mayhem instead of attempted homicide.

Prosecutor Scott Moeller said Wolf had an extensive prior criminal record including two stints in prison. He said the incident that day included Wolf hitting with his vehicle the car his wife was riding in, approaching the vehicle and breaking the glass...

"....she felt he was trying to stab her with the knife aside from everything else we had. And her statement is that he said 'die, bitch, die'. That makes it pretty clear..."

Wolf told the court he was sorry...

"....I would like to apologize to her, my kids, families, and my community..."

Oneida County Circuit Judge Patrick O'Melia detailed Wolf's tough life growing up, and chaotic adult life. But O'Melia said Wolf failed to reform his life. He said Wolf continues to be a threat to his wife and forbid any contact with her. He sentenced Wolf to 12 years in prison and 12 years of extended supervision. He was credited for the nearly year and half he's been in county jail.