FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 4, 2017
Jonesboro Man Sentenced to Prison for Domestic Battery
Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds announced today that James L. Smith (DOB 2/5/1986) of Jonesboro has been sentenced to three (3) years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after admitting to a Petition for Revocation of Conditional Discharge for the Original Offense of Domestic Battery, a Class 4 Felony. Smith will also serve a four (4) year term of Mandatory Supervised Release (formerly parole). Smith was arrested in January 2016 following an investigation by Union County Sheriff’s Deputies. Smith pleaded guilty to the original charge in April 2016. In January 2017, a warrant was issued for his arrest for failing to appear and he was subsequently arrested in May 2017. A Petition for Revocation of Conditional Discharge was filed in May 2017 after he committed a new offense during April 2017 in Jackson County, Illinois.
Media: Please contact the Union County Sheriff’s Office at (618) 833‑5500 for any available booking photographs.