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Restaurant owner accused of tazing customer wants new trial

Angela Flachs Angela Flachs
QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) - A Quincy restaurant owner accused of tazing a customer is asking for a new trial.

AJ's Dawgs owner Angela Flachs was scheduled to be sentenced Thursday afternoon, but that was put on hold after her new attorney, Gerald Timmerwilke, said there were three witnesses to support her that were not subpoenaed by her previous lawyer.

Public defender Brett Jansen served as Flachs' counsel during the trial.

Flachs is accused of tazing a customer last April after she says the woman and her friends were acting erratically. She claimed during the trial she did not use the tazer, but an Adams County jury found Flachs guilty Feb. 11 of aggravated battery and unlawful use of a weapon.

Flachs also claims that even if she did taze the victim, the behavior of the victim and their friends warranted using the tazer.

The post-trial motion is scheduled to be heard April 22. Flachs' sentencing is also scheduled for that date in case the motion is denied.

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