Police & Courts

Quincy man charged in dog attack sentenced to 15 years

By Herald-Whig
Posted: May. 14, 2018 1:55 pm

QUINCY -- A Quincy man facing multiple charges was sentenced to 15 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections as part of a negotiated plea deal.

Kerry D. Talburt II, 22, pleaded guilty to charges of aggravated battery, unlawful possession with intent to deliver cannabis between 30 and 500 grams, controlled substance trafficking and unlawful possession with intent to deliver cannabis between 500 and 2,000 grams Monday morning in Adams County Circuit Court. He also admitted to a petition to revoke probation in a separate 2015 case.

Judge Debra Wellborn sentenced Talburt to three years in prison for the aggravated battery charge in connection to a 2017 arrest.

Talburt was arrested July 8 after police responded to 1005 Jersey on a report that a 30-year-old man was bitten in the face by a dog. Police said Talburt had gotten into an altercation with his downstairs neighbor, and Talburt's dog got loose and bit the man. Talburt was also accused of pushing his thumb in one of the man's eyes.

He was sentenced to two years in prison for unlawful possession with intent to deliver cannabis between 30 and 500 grams in connection with a Nov. 20, 2017, arrest and he was sentenced to three years for admitting the probation violation.

Wellborn also sentenced Talburt to seven years each for the charges of controlled substance trafficking and unlawful possession with intent to deliver cannabis between 500 and 2,000 grams in connection with a Dec. 31, 2017, arrest, where Talburt was alleged to have 516 Xanax pills in his possession. Those sentences will be served concurrently.

All other sentences will be served consecutively for a total of 15 years.

As part of the plea, more severe charges, including home invasion, were dropped. Talburt faced more than 60 years in prison if convicted of all charges.

Talburt will be eligible for day-for-day credit for good behavior. He received credit for 193 days served in the Adams County Jail. He must pay $13,476 in restitution.

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