Decatur man sentenced to 12 years for brutal attack of girlfriend
MACON COUNTY, Ill. (WICS) —
Friday, a Decatur man was sentenced to 12 years in prison for brutally attacking his girlfriend last October.
Tyree Jenkins, 36, repeatedly hit his girlfriend in the face at their home.
She suffered fractures on both sides of her nose and needed ten layers of stitches.
Jenkins must serve 85 percent of his sentence.
Macon County State’s Attorney Jay Scott announced today that Tyree D. Jenkins, 36 of Decatur, has been sentenced to 12 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for the brutal attack of his girlfriend last October. Jenkins was found guilty at a jury trial in April 2017. For the crime of Aggravated Domestic Battery he was sentenced on July 13 by Judge Phoebe Bowers to 12 years in prison, which must be served at 85%, followed by a four year period of Mandatory Supervised Release. Assistant State’s Attorney Regan Radtke, who prosecuted the case, requested a sentence of 18 years.
On October 16, 2016 Jenkins repeatedly struck his girlfriend in the face with his fists at their residence in Decatur. The victim suffered an injury above her left eye requiring ten layers of stitches to close, fractures on both sides of her nose with displaced nasal cartilage, broken blood vessels in both eyes, and bruises to her face, neck, arm, hand, lower back and knee.
Jenkins, who was on parole at the time of the crime, has criminal convictions in Macon County dating back to 1999, including felony Domestic Battery, Aggravated Battery, Unlawful Restraint, Residential Burglary, Burglary, felony Retail Theft, and Aggravated DUI.
“No one should have to be subjected to domestic violence of any kind, but especially not domestic violence of this vicious level,” Scott said. “Thanks to the efforts of the officers of the Decatur Police Department and of Assistant State’s Attorney Radtke, this victim is now protected, a violent career offender has been removed from our streets, and our community is safer.”