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Spring Valley man is sentenced to 18 months in prison for felony

PRINCETON — Dominque A. Davis, 28, of Spring Valley was sentenced by Associate Circuit Judge C.J. Hollerich on March 2 to 18 months in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by a year of mandatory supervised release after pleading guilty to the Class 4 felony of aggravated fleeing and attempting to elude a police officer. He was also ordered to pay $659 in fines, fees and costs.

Davis was arrested on Dec. 24, 2016, at his home in Spring Valley after driving off from a traffic stop being conducted by a Peru Police officer, who followed Davis’ vehicle into Spring Valley with lights and sirens activated. The officer observed Davis’ vehicle disobey three traffic control devices before he stopped and exited the vehicle in the 200 block of East St. Paul Street in Spring Valley. The officer then observed Davis flee from the vehicle and run into an apartment, where he was located and placed under arrest.

Davis was placed on probation in LaSalle County for the Class 4 felony of unlawful possession of a controlled substance on Aug. 12, 2016. He was also convicted of misdemeanor domestic battery on Aug. 12, 2016, in LaSalle County. Davis also has a misdemeanor conviction in 2015 for violation or an order of protection and was placed on court supervision in 2012 for misdemeanor possession of cannabis.

According to Davis’ driving record, he also has four prior convictions and one court supervision for driving on a suspended license. This is Davis’ first sentence to the Illinois Department of Corrections.

Bureau County Public Defender Michael Henneberry represented Davis. Bureau County Assistant State’s Attorney Dan Anderson was the prosecuting attorney.

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