Chicago Man Pleads Guilty for Battering Kankakee County Correctional Officer

January 26, 2017 – Kankakee, IL – 28 year-old, Cordarryl Stevenson, of Chicago, pled guilty Monday afternoon in a Kankakee County Courtroom to Aggravated Battery causing Great Bodily Harm to a Peace or Correctional Officer. Stevenson was incarcerated in the Jerome Combs Detention Center in May of last year awaiting trial on two separate cases for Armed Robbery and Aggravated Battery in Cook County when he attacked a Kankakee County Corrections Officer.

“I applaud the State’s Attorney’s Office for going extra lengths to prepare such a strong case,” said Kankakee County Sheriff Mike Downey. “This conviction sends a clear and concise message that we will not accept behavior like Stevenson’s in our facilities.”

Stevenson is due back in court on April 4th at 10:30 for his sentencing hearing, where he could possibly be facing up to 15 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
“The State’s Attorney’s Office will not tolerate violence – not in our community and not in our jail. Actions now have consequences, and thanks to the excellent work of Assistant State’s Attorney Ed Pentuic, this defendant has learned that lesson the hard way,” said State’s Attorney Jim Rowe. “We hope this sends a message that we fight for victims and value the work that our county correctional officers perform.”

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