ADA Kelly Hays

Kelly Hays, Langlade County assistant district attorney, delivers her sentencing argument regarding Alexander Long’s plea agreement in the courtroom on Thursday afternoon.

A repeat offender is headed back to jail for 11 months after backing out of a scheduled jury trial in Langlade County Court last week.

Alexander A. Long, 30, 129 S. Park St., was set for a jury trial Wednesday but came to a plea agreement with prosecutors late Tuesday afternoon.

At that time he entered a no contest plea to a felony charge of threats to injure and a guilty plea to a misdemeanor charge of domestic abuse disorderly conduct.

A felony charge of neglecting a child was dismissed but read into the record. All three charges featured a repeat offender enhancement.

On Thursday afternoon, Long was sentenced to 11 months in jail for each conviction, concurrent to one another but consecutive to any other sentence.

Court documents state that a detective responded to a domestic disturbance call on the side of Highway 64 near Hill Road in the town of Polar on the afternoon of Nov. 15, 2019.

One witness stated that she saw Long strike the victim with the back of his hand, then say “if you go with her, I will kill you.”

A second witness informed officers that she saw a man and woman arguing by the side of the road, neither paying any attention to a 3-year-old child who was walking nearby.

A third witness stated the two were arguing, with the child wandering around while a semi tractor trailer and an LP tank truck drove westbound at highway speeds, in a 55 mph zone.

Long’s criminal history includes previous convictions for felony bail jumping and property theft as a party to a crime in September 2018, methamphetamine possession, felony bail jumping, misdemeanor bail jumping and obstructing an officer in October 2017, disorderly conduct in May 2013 and property theft in June 2012.

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