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Dowell, IL man sentenced to 3 years in prison

DOWELL, IL (KFVS) -

A Dowell, Illinois man was sentenced to 3 years in the Department of Corrections for domestic battery.

Justin Bagley, 32, was sentenced to 3 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections, which was followed by 4 years of mandatory supervised release, after admitting that he had violated a term of his probation sentence.

According to Jackson County State's Attorney Michael C. Carr, the original charge of domestic battery resulted from an incident on July 2, 2013, when an Elkville police officer responded to a home after 911 was called.

The victim reported that her boyfriend, Bagley, had hit her in the face.

Carr said this charge was elevated to a class 4 felony because Bagley had previous domestic battery conviction.

On Sept. 16, 2014, Bagley pleaded guilty to the charge of domestic battery and the case was set for a contested sentencing hearing on Nov. 12, 2014. At the sentencing hearing, the judge ordered that Bagley serve a period of 30 months probation, with certain terms and conditions to apply.

On April 14, a petition to revoke Bagley's probation was filed alleging that he had violated the terms of his probation by committing several new offenses.

On June 22, Bagley admitted to one of those probation violations, specifically, that he had resisted a peace officer on April 13. He admitted that he resisted two Jackson County deputies when they were arresting him for an unrelated criminal offense.

After his admission, the case was set for a contested sentencing hearing.

At the sentencing hearing, the state presented multiple witnesses who testified of other probation violations and/or criminal offenses committed by Bagley.

At the end of the sentencing hearing, the judge sentenced Bagley to 3 years in the IDOC, followed by 4 years of mandatory supervised release.

The original domestic battery charge was investigated by the Elkville Police Department. The revocation offenses were investigated by the Jackson County Sheriff's Department and the Murphysboro Police Department. Assistant State's Attorney Penny J. Pierson was responsible for the prosecution of this case.

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