The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office reported two separate sentences on Thursday. 45 year old Aaron F. Hall of Ramsey, Illinois and 22 year old Dalton Maness of Shelbyville were both sentenced on Thursday with Hall sentenced to two years in IDOC for aggravated battery in a public place, and Maness was sentenced to 8 years for the offenses of Unlawful Possession of a Converted Vehicle, a Class 2 Felony and Aggravated Battery to a Police Officer, a Class 2 Felony with sentencing ranges of 3-7 years in prison.
Hall was arrested on October 16, 2021 following an altercation in the parking lot of the Herrick Fast Stop, 17 S. Broadway Street. Following a verbal altercation, Hall pushed a seventeen-year-old male in the chest. According to the victim, Hall threatened to kill him. This will be Hall’s 6th prison sentence and he has prior convictions for the offenses of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse, Violation of Sex Offender Registry, Escape, Theft, and Obstructing Justice. He has remained in the Shelby County Jail since his arrest on a $10,000 bond.
Maness was arrested on October 24, 2021, at 2:31 am, Shelbyville Police Officers were dispatched to a Shelbyville home for a report of a stolen GMC pickup truck. While enroute, they were informed of an accident where a stolen vehicle crashed into another Shelbyville residence, entering the living room of the house and causing significant structural damage to the home. When officers arrived at the scene of the accident, the truck was unoccupied. Shelbyville police officers and Shelby County deputies located Dalton Maness walking near the area of the crash.
Maness said he wasn’t driving the vehicle involved in the crash and claimed that police could not do anything until they found out if his DNA was in the vehicle. Officers attempted to detain Maness pending further investigation. He physically resisted officers, spitting on and injuring a Shelbyville Police Officer and two sheriff’s deputies. Following a search, police found a hand-free car kit in his front sweatshirt pocket. The owner of the stolen GMC pick-up truck identified the car kit as his and showed police that it was programmed to a second vehicle owned by the victim.
One deputy who was injured required medical care. Maness was ordered to pay the homeowners whose living room he crashed into a total of $91,555 in restitution. Maness was convicted of Aggravated Battery to a Shelbyville Police Officer in 2019 and sentenced to two years probation. This will be Maness’s first prison sentence. Maness was eligible for an extended term prison sentence as a result of a prior conviction.
Maness has remained in the Shelby County Jail since his arrest on a $50,000 bond. He will now be transferred to the Illinois Department of Corrections to commence his sentence. Shelby County State’s Attorney Nichole Kroncke praised the efforts of law enforcement stating that “the prompt response and diligent efforts displayed by the officers involved resulted in justice for the innocent people who were victimized in this case.”