RI man gets 18 months conditional discharge for battery with candle


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Posted Online: Jan. 24, 2013, 7:57 pm
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By Rachel Warmke, rwarmke@qconline.com
A Rock Island man who admitted Thursday to beating another man over the head with a candle was sentenced to 18 months of conditional discharge.

Milton Junior Jones,32, of 417 9th St., pleaded guilty to one felony count of aggravated battery at a plea hearing in Rock Island County Circuit Court.As part of his plea agreement, a charge of criminal trespass to a residence was dismissed.

According to information presented in court, Mr. Jones went uninvited, in September, to a Rock Island home. The residents called police, who instructed Mr. Jones to leave the property but, within five minutes, Mr. Jones returned.

During a fight between Mr. Jones and a male resident, Mr. Jones grabbed a large wax candle and "whacks him over the head with it two times," assistant state's attorney Mark Senko said during Thursday's hearing.






















 



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