Man sentenced to 60 years for battery to a peace officer, battery to a person 60 or older
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Kylie Mathis, 34, pled guilty and was sentenced to six years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for the offenses of aggravated battery to a peace officer and aggravated battery to person 60 years of age or older. The sentences are to be served concurrently.
Feb. 14, Winnebago County Sheriff Deputy Wesley Ganz was dispatched to Montague Road to meet with a victim who advised Mathis had been using crack cocaine and demanding money from him.
The 65-year-old victim reported his accounts were overdrawn and he was afraid Mathis would return and harm him.
The victim stated when he had refused to give Mathis money, Mathis became violent and had pushed him into a wall and threatened him.
Deputies located Mathis in the basement of a residence. Mathis lunged at the deputies with a screwdriver and refused to obey repeated commands to drop the screwdriver.
Mathis fought with deputies as they approached him and continued to fight with deputies until they were able to subdue him.
Aggravated battery to a peace officer is a class 2 felony and punishable by six to 30 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections because of his prior criminal history.
Aggravated battery to person 60 years of age or older is a class 3 felony and punishable by two to 10 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections as a result of his prior criminal history, with three years mandatory supervised release.
Posted Aug. 13, 2012
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