Community / News / September 24, 2009

Sheley faces sentencing for assault, murder

According to Register-Mail articles, Nicholas Sheley was found guilty of three counts of aggravated battery, aggravated assault, and one count of criminal damage to government-supported property on Tuesday, September 22. These counts included his actions of covering up a jail cell video camera, throwing metal and dismantled chair legs at correctional officers, and even punching an officer in the face. Three officers suffered minor injuries. Sheley, who is 28, could face up to seven years in prison for the charges, and could be moved to a state prison.

Sheley is currently incarcerated in jail in Knox County, where he has been since July 2008 for the murder of a local Galesburg man. He stole 65-year old Roger Rondall’s truck at a local carwash and dumped his body behind the Main Street HyVee dumpster. His sentencing for the murder trial is scheduled for October 30, and he faces the death penalty if he is convicted.

He is also accused of seven other murders within the two-day span, including five people in Illinois and two in Missouri. He fled from authorities and even appeared on America’s Most Wanted.

Kylee Norville

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