Murphysboro man sentenced for aggravated battery

Murphysboro man sentenced for aggravated battery

MURPHYSBORO, IL (KFVS) - A Murphysboro man will spend two years in prison after pleading guilty to a charge of aggravated battery.

Billy Jack Reed, 21, admitted to attacking a man in August of 2016.

According to the Jackson County State's Attorney, the victim was assaulted when he went to a home to pick up his girlfriend.

The victim said when he got out of his car, he was attacked with a stun gun by Reed and another man.

After a fight, the victim was able to get back in his car and that's when the state's attorney said Reed got into the car and pulled a knife on the victim.

Reed will be on supervised release for one year after he serves his prison term.

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