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|FIRST ON WGIL.COM: Sheley Indicted by Grand Jury for Alleged Jail Assault
|POSTED 3:29pm 5/12/09 Accused spree killer Nicholas Sheley has been indicted by a Knox County Grand Jury for the second time.
Knox County State's Attorney John Pepmeyer has issued a statement indicating that a grand jury indicted the 29-year old Sterling man on three-counts of Aggravated Battery, one-count of Criminal Damage to Property, and one-count of Aggravated Assault.
The charges stem from the incident Sheley was allegedly involved in April 17th while being held at the Knox County Jail, where he allegedly dismantled the legs of a metal chair, throwing three of them at Jail employees, while allegedly punching another deputy.
Several of the deputies received minor injuries. They were reportedly trying to get Sheley to go back to his cell after allegedly covering up the windows and a security camera in a maximum security area of the jail.
The new charges, Pepmeyer's office says, will supercede what are the same charges his office originally filed in the case.
Sheley also faces 10-felony murder charges, and seven other felonies for the death late last June of 65-year old Ronald Randall of Galesburg -- part of a suspected two-state killing spree.
Sheley remains jailed on $10 million bond in that case, and $250,000 bond for the original jail assault. He's scheduled to appear in court on the assault case Friday, but officials in the State's Attorney's office say they didn't know if Sheley would have to appear before then now that the grand jury indictment has been made.
(Nicholas Sheley is led out of the Knox County Courthouse during a 2008 court hearing. WGIL News File Photo.)
|05 12 09 by Newsroom
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