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Centralia man sentenced to IDOC on burglary plea agreement

October 20, 2016

MARION COUNTY – A 53-year-old Centralia man was sentenced today in Marion County Court to 2-years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after he pleaded guilty to the lesser of two felony burglary charges against him.

Juan R. Hayes, who has also reported being of Chicago, was arrested last week on charges of Class 2 and Class 3 burglary. He pleaded guilty Wednesday to the Class 3 charge in exchange for the Class 2 being dismissed. He was ordered to serve 2-years in prison, as well as pay court costs.

In May, Hayes was shot in the legs at Laura Leake Park in Centralia, when a disagreement between two individuals resulted in 22-year-old Darius Holliday firing shots at 19-year-old Devale Johnson.

Both Hayes and Johnson were shot in the incident and both were airlifted to St. Louis area hospitals for treatment of their injuries.

A Marion County jury found Holliday guilty October 6, of Class X aggravated battery for shooting both men. He’s scheduled to be sentenced November 22 in connection with that shooting incident, while Hayes will remain in custody of the Marion County Jail pending his transfer to the Illinois Department of Corrections.

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