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Carbondale man sentenced to prison for charges stemming from 2014 incident

Kenneth I. Ragans (Source: Carbondale PD) Kenneth I. Ragans (Source: Carbondale PD)
JACKSON COUNTY, IL (KFVS) -

The Jackson County State’s Attorney announced Friday that a Carbondale man was sentenced to the Illinois Department of Corrections following a sentencing hearing on August 10, 2016 in reference to events in 2014.   

On July 1, 2014, Carbondale Police investigated a report of a 17-year-old female who stated that while she was watching a movie with Kenneth Ragans, 25, he made unwanted contact with her. 

When she attempted to leave the home, he refused to let her leave by pulling a box cutter and threatening to harm her, and by standing in the doorway to keep her from leaving.  

The victim reported that during her attempt to leave, she was cut on the hand with the box cutter. 

Police noted injury to the female’s hand, and after searching the home, found evidence of blood in and around the home, as well as a box cutter and other weapons.   

Ragans pleaded guilty to aggravated battery and unlawful restraint on December 9, 2014, and was sentenced to probation for a term of 30 months with certain terms imposed by the court with which he was to comply. 

He did not comply with the terms as ordered, and a petition to revoke his probation was filed on March 24, 3016. 

Ragans entered an admission to the petition to revoke and was resentenced on August 10, 2016, to serve three years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for the aggravated battery charge and three years for the unlawful restraint charge. 

Both sentences will be served concurrently and will be followed by a one year period of mandatory supervised release. 

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