A Murphysboro man was sentenced to prison Thursday on battery charges stemming from a domestic violence dispute in May, according to Jackson County State’s Attorney Michael Carr.
Tyrone Webb, 36, was sentenced to serve five years in prison after being found guilty by a Jackson County Jury in December for a charges of aggravated domestic battery, a Class 2 felony, aggravated battery, a Class 3 felony, and domestic battery, a Class A misdemeanor.
Carr said on May 9, deputies with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department received a walk-in report from Webb’s girlfriend, who lived with him at the time of the incident. She reported that over the past three days, she had been repeatedly beaten by Webb, and wasn’t allowed to leave the residence. In addition to receiving punches and kicks to her head and body, she was also cut on her leg with a razor blade by Webb, causing her to need medical treatment.
Carr said the victim was able to leave the residence while Webb was sleeping.
On Thursday, a judge handed down the five-year sentence on the aggravated domestic battery conviction and Webb must serve at least 85 percent of the sentence. Upon his release, he will be placed on four years mandatory supervised release.