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Rockford man sentenced to prison for battery and drug charges

Ricky Guinyard Ricky Guinyard

A 24-year-old man was sentenced on July 27 to jail on three charges, including aggravated battery, possession with intent to deliver cannabis, and possession of heroin.

Ricky Guinyard was pulled over by Illinois State Troopers on March 17, 2012 for speeding on Kishwaukee Street. During the traffic stop, officers say they noticed the car smelled of cannabis. The Troopers asked Guinyard to step out of the vehicle, but, the Troopers say Guinyard attempted to drive off. The Troopers were able to gain control of the vehicle and take the keys out of the ignition.

According to the Winnebago County State's Attorney's Office, Guinyard then attempted to flee as he exited the vehicle, and struck a Trooper in the head with a closed fist. He ran northbound on Kishwaukee before being apprehended. Cannabis, heroin, a scale, and baggies were located during a search of Guinyard's vehicle.

Guinyard was sentenced to 12 years for aggravated battery, 10 years for possession with intent to deliver cannabis, and five years for possession of heroin. All three sentences will be served concurrently.

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