In the Courts: Public Battery at Public Library, 14 Years For Cocaine Sale
The following is a roundup of Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office news releases from Friday, March 31, 2017, through Thursday, April 20, 2017.
BATAVIA MAN FACING POSSIBLE PRISON FOR PUBLIC BATTERY
TEEN FRACTURED HIP WHEN SHOVED TO GROUND AT BATAVIA LIBRARY
April 12, 2017
A Batavia man faces a possible prison sentence for violently pushing a 13-year-old to the ground outside the Batavia Public Library, causing a pelvic fracture.
Kane County Associate Judge Linda Abrahamson on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, convicted 38-year-old Russell R. Jenkins of aggravated battery with great bodily harm and aggravated battery in a public place, each a Class 3 felony. Jenkins waived his right to a jury trial.
Kane County prosecutors presented evidence that at about 6:45 p.m. July 6, 2016, Jenkins and the victim were among a group of five that was together in a patio area just outside the Batavia Public Library, 10 South Batavia Avenue.
Russell, having become angry at the victim, shoved the victim to the ground. Russell weighed 230 pounds and the victim weighed 70 pounds. The victim suffered a fractured pelvis and multiple scratches as a result. The victim continues to recover from the injuries.
Abrahamson set Jenkins’ next court appearance for 1:30 p.m. June 8, 2017, for motions and sentencing. Jenkins faces a sentence of probation or between two and 10 years’ imprisonment in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
Jenkins remains in the Kane County jail, where he has been held since his arrest in lieu of $50,000 bail. Bond was revoked upon conviction.
The case was prosecuted by Kane County Assistant State’s Attorneys Mark D. Stajdohar and Lori Anderson.
AURORA MAN WHO FLED ON BOND GETS 14 YEARS FOR COCAINE SALE
RE-CAPTURED IN TEXAS IN 2014; CO-DEFENDANTS STILL SOUGHT
April 13, 2017
A Kane County judge has sentenced an Aurora drug dealer to prison.
Associate Judge Linda Abrahamson on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, sentenced 37-year-old Pedro Giles to 14 years’ imprisonment in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
A Kane County jury on Jan. 24, 2017, convicted Giles of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance, a Class X felony, and unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, a Class X felony.
Kane County Assistant State’s Attorney Andrew Whitfield and Bridget Sabbia presented evidence that undercover officers with the North Central Narcotics Task Force in December 2002 had made arrangements to purchase three ounces of cocaine from co-defendant Javier Perez at a specific time and location.
When the officers met Perez in a parking lot in the 200 block of South Lake Street, Aurora, Perez said he didn’t have enough cocaine but could get more. Perez called co-defendant Ricardo Lopez Magallon, who agreed to help the officers purchase additional cocaine.
Magallon and the undercover officers drove to the 1-99 block of North Root Street and waited for Giles. When Giles arrived, the officers purchased approximately 86 grams of cocaine from him for $2,400. After the sale, Giles and Magallon were arrested.
The undercover officers returned to Perez, purchased the 1.65 grams of cocaine from him for $75 and arrested him. Police then conducted a lawful search of Giles’ residence, where they found between 400 and 900 grams of cocaine and $1,400 in cash. Giles admitted to police that the cocaine and cash were his.
After they were charged, posted bond, and were released, Giles, Perez and Magallon fled. Arrest warrants were issued. Giles was arrested in October 2014 by local authorities in Montgomery County, TX. He was extradited back to Kane County in November 2014.
According to Illinois law, Giles is eligible for day for day sentencing. He receives credit for 912 days served in the Kane County jail.
Warrants remain for Perez and Magallon on drug charges. Anyone with information on their whereabouts can leave an anonymous tip with the North Central Narcotics Task Force at 847-608-3242 or on the task force’s Website at www.ncntf.org/TIPS.php.
The charges against Perez and Magallon are not proof of guilt. Perez and Magallon are presumed innocent and are entitled to a fair trial in which it is the state’s burden to prove their guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
SOURCE: Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office news releases