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DePue man sent to prison for aggravated battery

PRINCETON — A DePue man has been sentenced to the Illinois Department of Corrections after pleading guilty in Bureau County Court to the Class 2 felony of aggravated battery.

Jose L. Arteaga, 30, entered his guilty plea on Nov. 21 before Associate Circuit Judge C.J. Hollerich. In addition to receiving a five-year prison sentence, Arteaga was also ordered to pay court costs within six months of his release from the IDOC.

Arteaga was represented in court by Public Defender Michael Henneberry. Prosecuting the case was State’s Attorney Patrick Herrmann.

On Oct. 17, the DePue Police Department responded to a domestic incident.

Based on the complaint, two officers attempted to arrest Arteaga, who then struck an officer in the neck with his hand. Arteaga was then charged with aggravated battery.

Arteaga had previously been convicted of burglary in 2004 in Bureau County and was sentenced to serve three and one-half years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.

He was convicted of unlawful possession with intent to deliver cannabis in 2010 in Union County and was sentenced to serve four years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.

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