BENTON – Multiple West Frankfort men were sentenced in Franklin County on varying charges.
According to Franklin County State’s Attorney Abby Din, on April 17, 2020, 51-year-old Roy Berkely cut Duane Denisuk, Jr. in the arm with a knife during a fight at their home in West Frankfort. Berkely was charged with the Class 3 Felony offense of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.
He pleaded guilty Thursday and was sentenced to two years in state prison followed by one year of mandatory supervised release.
Separately, another man was recently sentenced for aggravated battery to a peace officer.
According to Franklin County State’s Attorney Abby Dinn, during a routine traffic stop on Feb. 26 of this year, 36-year-old Nathan Clendenin (Clen-din-in)kicked West Frankfort Police Officer Mike Williams in the head and hands while wearing boots after Clendenin’s passenger was found to have an active Perry County warrant. Clendenin tried to keep officers from arresting his passenger, and Officer Williams was injured during the fight.
Clendenin was charged with the Class 2 Felony offense of aggravated battery to a peace officer. On May 27 of this year, Clendenin pleaded guilty. He was sentenced Wednesday to three years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by two years mandatory supervised release. The case was investigated by the West Frankfort Police Department and prosecuted by ASA Kate Renik.
Lastly, another man was sentenced in Franklin County for aggravated battery/great bodily harm stemming from an incident in May of this year in West Frankfort.
According to Franklin County State’s Attorney Abby Dinn, on May 22, Brian Carle stabbed two men with a knife and gouged one man in the eyes until his eyes bled in a parking lot located in the 200 block of East Oak Street.
Carle was charged with three counts of the Class 3 Felony offense of aggravated battery/great bodily harm. Carle pleaded guilty to two counts Thursday and was sentenced to three years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by one year of mandatory supervised release.