A Taylorville man has been sentenced in connection to aggravated battery to a police officer. 33-year-old Michael W. Emery was sentenced to seven years in the Illinois Department of Corrections on Monday following an incident on April 19th, where he bit two Taylorville Officers who were arresting him.
According to Christian County State’s Attorney Wes Poggenpohl, Emery pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated battery to a police officer in the biting incident. Poggenpohl commended the officers involved in this incident and thanked them for their sacrifices for the safety of the public.
Aggravated battery to a police officer is a Class 2 Felony and carries a sentencing range of 3-7 years in IDOC. The offense is also probation eligible. Due to Mr. Emery’s prior record, he was extended term eligible on these offenses making the sentencing range from 3-14 years in IDOC.