A Shelbyville man has been found guilty of armed violence and unlawful possession of methamphetamine with a prior unlawful possession of meth conviction. 45-year-old Jeremy Taylor of Shelbyville was found guilty of the offenses of Armed Violence, a Class X felony, and possession of methamphetamine with a prior unlawful possession of meth conviction, a class 3 felony, following a jury trial that saw the jury deliberate for 28 minutes before returning guilty verdicts.
Armed violence carries a mandatory minimum sentence of ten years and a max of up to 30 years in prison. The possession conviction carries a sentencing range of two to ten years in prison. According to Shelby County State’s Attorney Nichole Kroncke, Taylor was searched after appearing at a Shelbyville residents home after being told he wasn’t allowed there. Police found meth on him as well as a knife with a four inch blade.
Taylor has ten prior misdemeanor convictions, three prior felony convictions and three prison sentences in the past When Taylor was arrested in Shelby County he had nine pending cases in Effingham, Christian, and Shelby Counties. Taylor is set to be sentenced on October 3rd, 2022 at 1:15 PM.