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|Sheley Facing New Charges Following Alleged Jail Incident
|posted 9:48 a-m, 4/22/09 A man awaiting trial for the murder of a local resident is facing several new charges following an alleged physical encounter with correctional officers at the Knox County Jail.
The Knox County Sheriff's Department says 29-year old Nicholas Sheley of Sterling was involved in an incident around 2:45 p-m last Friday at the jail that resulted in minor injuries to the officers that did not require medical attention.
Authorities say a correctional officer noticed that Sheley had covered up the video camera inside the maximum security day room area, and he was ordered to return to his cell. After getting no response from Sheley, the officers entered the secured area, where officials say he had disassembled the legs off of a chair and threw four of them at the officers. Sheley was restrained without further incident.
The sheriff's office says Sheley is charged with two counts of aggravated battery to a correctional officer, two counts of aggravated battery to law enforcement and one count of criminal damage to government property. A court appearance related to the incident is pending.
Sheley is being held on $10-million bond for the murder of 65-year old Ronald Randall of Galesburg last June. He's charged in Knox County with ten counts of first-degree murder and seven other felonies related to Randall's death. Sheley also faces charges for seven additional murders he's suspected of committing in Whiteside County and Missouri.
(Nicholas Sheley is led out of the Knox County Courthouse during a 2008 court appearance. WGIL News File Photo.)
|04 21 09 by Newsroom
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