A Taylorville man was sentenced to 24 months in the Illinois Department of Correction on October 26th. 39-year-old Gary Foreman, was sentenced at a contested sentencing hearing after entering a guilty plea to the charge of Aggravated Battery, a class 3 felony. Foreman was sentenced by Judge Jeff Delong for charges stemming from an incident on July 17th, 2021 outside of the Cork and Keg in Taylorville. Foreman struck an individual several times in the head and face which caused several cuts to the face and 3 fractures to bones in the face.
States Attorney Wes Poggenpohl requested a harsher sentence to IDOC while the defendant requested probation. The class 3 felony was probation eligible with an IDOC sentencing range of 2-5 years. This is Foreman’s first felony conviction and first sentence to the Illinois Department of Corrections.