SHELBYVILLE — A Shelbyville man is facing charges relating to an incident involving a Shelby County correctional officer.
The office of Shelby County State’s Attorney Nichole Kroncke announced two charges in court Friday for 27-year-old Deven Barger.
Barger is facing one count of aggravated battery to a correctional officer, which is a Class 2 felony. Additionally, he is facing one count of resisting a peace officer, a Class 4 felony.
The charges allege that Barger knew that deputy Quinton Reedy was a correctional officer engaged in his official duties. Barger knowingly made contact with Reedy of an insulting and/or provoking nature. During the alleged incident, Barger had spat in the eye, face, and mouth of Reedy.
Furthermore, Barger knowingly resisted the performance of Deputy Reedy of an authorized act within his official capacity. He allegedly pulled away from Reedy while being relocated from one position to another. The presumption of violation directs an approximate cause of a leg injury sustained on Reedy.
The pending charges are merely allegations and the defendant is under a presumption of innocence until and unless proven guilty.
The defendant will appear in court on August 15 for a preliminary hearing.
If convicted, he could receive a sentencing range of three to ten years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
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