St. Paul man sentenced to one-year of probation for attacking man with a chair

Published 9:59 am Saturday, February 27, 2010

A St. Paul man who attacked another man with a chair at a Brownsdale bar last summer was sentenced Friday to a one-year probation term.

Joseph Mark Schlief, 41, will also pay $300 in restitution to the victim, who had redness and swelling above his left ear after the attack, according to a criminal complaint.

That victim said the attack was unprovoked, and he was only defending himself. A witness at the scene corroborated the story.

In addition to attacking the other man, Schlief also caused roughly $650 in damage to the Keg Bar, 112 South Mill St., by striking the bar counter with the chair.

For his actions, Schlief was charged with felony second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon, as well as two lesser offenses.