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Man Sentenced for Aggravated Battery to Police Officers in Jackson County

MURPHYSBORO – Jackson County State’s Attorney Joseph A. Cervantez announced Thursday that a man has been sentenced on multiple charges of aggravated battery to police officers.

Forty-six-year-old Jevon Elliott was sentenced for two separate cases after a contested sentencing hearing held last Friday. Elliot will serve a nine year sentence followed by a four year sentence in the Illinois Department of Corrections.

Cervantez says on March 17, 2020, Elliott kicked a Carbondale Police Officer who was assisting in his arrest. Elliott plead guilty to the charge of Aggravated Battery of a Peace Officer, a Class 2 Felony on April 3, 2020. On Oct. 1, 2021, Elliott was again arrested for kicking a law enforcement officer several times. After he was taken to the Jackson County Jail, he then grabbed the leg of a Jackson County deputy to bring him down to the floor. Elliott plead guilty to two counts of Aggravated Battery of a Peace Officer on January 27, 2022. Sentencing in this case was held last Friday.

The Carbondale Police Department conducted the investigation of both cases. Assistant State’s Attorney Penny J. Pierson led the office in the prosecution.