Campbellsport Man Will Spend 22 Years In Prison

A Campbellsport man was given a sentence of 22 years in prison, with an additional 20 years of extended supervision, as a result of a stabbing incident back in March of 2019. The sentence was handed down to 42-year old James Allen by Judge Peter Grimm, and announced Friday by District Attorney Eric J. Toney.  Allen had been convicted of Attempted First Degree Intentional Homicide – Domestic Abuse on August 14 of this year.  

District Attorney Toney stated “this attack is a frightening reminder of the severity of domestic violence and we are thankful the victim was able to survive this vicious attack. I encourage those that have or are experiencing domestic abuse to reach out for assistance to an advocacy group, friends, family, or another trusted source. You are not alone and help is available.” 

James Allen was originally charged with Count 1: Attempted – First Degree Intentional Homicide – Domestic Abuse, Repeater, Domestic Abuse – Repeater, and Dangerous Weapon Enhancers and Count 2: Aggravated Battery – Domestic Abuse, Repeater, Domestic Abuse – Repeater, and Dangerous Weapon Enhancers. The Repeater and dangerous weapon enhancer from Count 1 was dismissed and Count 2 was dismissed and read-into the court record. 

The case was prosecuted by the ADA Kristin Menzl and the investigation was led by the Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office with assistance from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office Kewaskum Police Department. Toney said the quality of the investigation and dedicated prosecution by ADA Menzl were significant factors in securing the conviction. 

SSM Health Domestic Violence resources are offered in Fond du Lac County and they can be contacted at 920-929-4207 or visit their website for more information:

The Solutions Center offers additional services including a shelter and their 24 hour helpline is: 920-923-1700 or 1-800-852-957. For more information visit their website: