A Davenport man will appeal a 15-year prison sentence he received last week in Henry County for a drug possession charge.
Cesar Hernandez, 27, of 4647 Brady Street, filed the appeal Monday in Henry County Circuit Court of the sentence he received Sept. 17.
In addition to the 15-year prison term, Mr. Hernandez was fined $98,240 for the single count of Class X felony possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance.
According to court records, the charge stemmed from Mr. Hernandez's possession with intent to deliver more than 900 grams of a substance containing cocaine.
Court records indicate that Mr. Hernandez, along with Carlos Dominguez-Coello, 32, and Darlene Carmen, 25, both of Davenport, were in a vehicle stopped for having only one working headlight on Interstate 80 near Atkinson March 21. According to court records, Mr. Dominguez-Coello and Mr. Hernandez gave the police officer false names, and Mr. Dominguez-Coello fled the scene.
During a July 27 bench trial, Mr. Hernandez was found guilty of a Class 4 felony count of obstruction of justice for providing the false name to the officer, and was placed on supervised release for one year. He was found innocent of a Class 1 felony drug possession charge.
During a Sept. 16 bench trial in Henry County Circuit Court, Mr. Dominguez-Coello was found guilty of a Class X felony charge of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, a Class 4 felony charge of obstructing justice and a Class A misdemeanor count of resisting and obstructing a peace officer. He is scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 2.
Ms. Carmen pleaded guilty to a Class 4 felony drug possession count May 28 and was sentenced to 60 days in the Henry County Jail, according to court records. She also was placed on 30 months' probation, fined $2,000, and ordered to obtain drug and alcohol treatment.