Baughman Sentenced to 3 Years Prison for Domestic Battery
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[March 31, 2017]
March 21, 2017, Associate Judge William Workman accepted a fully
negotiated plea agreement which sentenced Edward Baughman to 3 years
in the Illinois Department of Corrections for the offense of
Domestic Battery, a Class 2 Felony.
On December 26, 2016, Logan County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a
call regarding an automobile crash. During the course of the
investigation, Deputies learned that Stephanie Renfro was a passenger in
the crashed vehicle driven by Edward Baughman. Ms. Renfro informed the
Sheriff’s Department that Baughman, her boyfriend, had struck her while
she was riding in the vehicle driven by him.
Domestic Battery is typically a class A misdemeanor. The offense can be
elevated to a felony based on certain factors. In this case, the offense
was elevated to a class 2 felony based on Baughman being previously
convicted of Domestic Battery on four prior occasions. The period of
Mandatory Supervised Release (formerly known as parole) is also extended
from 2 years to 4 years based upon a felony domestic battery conviction.
[Jonathan C. Wright
Logan County State’s Attorney]