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Woman gets probation in altercation

A New Richmond woman has been found guilty in an incident at a River Falls tavern in February.

Geri T. House, 44, was found guilty on an amended misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct in Pierce County Circuit Court, and was placed on probation for six months and ordered to receive alcohol treatment. House had originally been charged with substantial battery, a felony.

According to the criminal complaint, House pulled a female off a barstool at Johnnie's Bar and threw her to the ground on Feb. 6. The female was said to have temporarily lost consciousness during the altercation. House left the scene and was eventually contacted near Emma's Bar by police, who had been called to Johnnie's Bar for the fight.

House later admitted to her actions, the complaint states. She told police she left the bar for a few minutes and returned to find the female, described as a friend of hers, and a male, described as her boyfriend, kissing (she had been with the others earlier). She became upset and threw the female.

House was arrested and taken to the River Falls Police Department. The 40-year-old female victim was reportedly taken by ambulance for treatment, but came back to the bar later.