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Texico man pleads guilty to felony domestic battery

July 21, 2017

Ronnie Starr

JEFFERSON COUNTY — A 42-year-old Texico man, who was initially arrested in May for charges of aggravated domestic battery, aggravated criminal sexual assault and unlawful restraint, filed an open plea of guilty Wednesday in Jefferson County Court to felony aggravated domestic battery in exchange for the other charges being dismissed.

Ronnie R. Starr pleaded guilty to intentionally strangling a woman. The charge is punishable by three to seven years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.

Starr will be placed on home confinement until his sentencing hearing, which has yet to be determined. A status hearing is scheduled for August 29th at 1:30 p.m.


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