A 34-year-old Rockford man was sentenced to six years in prison for the charges of Aggravated Battery to a Peace Officer and Aggravated Battery to a Person 60 years of age or older.
Winnebago County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a home on Montague Road on February 14, 2012, after a victim told them Kylie Earl Mathis was using crack cocaine and demanding money from him. The victim, a 65-year-old male, told police his accounts were overdrawn and he was afraid Mathis would hurt him because when he told Mathis he could not pay him, Mathis pushed him into a wall and threatened him.
Mathis was located in a basement of a residence by deputies. According to police, he lunged at them with a screwdriver and refused to drop it after repeatedly being commanded to by police. Police say Mathis fought deputies as they approached him and continued to fight until he was subdued.
Mathis was sentenced to six years for each charge. The sentences will be served concurrently. He will also serve three years of mandatory supervised release after his release from jail.
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