A Carmi man was sentenced in White County Court in Carmi Wednesday to the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) for domestic battery and driving while license revoked.
According to White County State’s Attorney Denton Aud, 36-year-old Jason K. Ballard was sentenced to six years in IDOC with four years of mandatory supervised release for Domestic Battery, a Class 4 felony.
Ballard was also sentenced on two Driving While License Revoked charges. He got four years in IDOC with one year of mandatory supervised release on both of those charges, which are Class 4 felonies. Aud says Ballard has driven on a revoked license several times leading to the felony charge being issued.
Aud said the sentences in the Driving While License Revoked cases were ordered to run concurrently; however, they were ordered to run consecutively to the sentence imposed in the Domestic Battery case – the maximum amount allowed for that offense – which means that the defendant was ultimately sentenced to 10 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections with four years of parole.
The Carmi Police Department was the arresting agency in the Domestic Battery case in January 2022 and one of the Driving While License Revoked cases in December 2020 with the Crossville Police Department being the investigating agency in the other Driving While License Revoked case occurring in October 2020.
Aud said there were various other cases and charges, primarily driving related offenses, that were dismissed pursuant to the defendant agreeing to 10 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.