MCLEANSBORO – A man pleaded guilty in Hamilton County Court Wednesday to charges stemming from an October 2021 incident in Hamilton County.
According to Hamilton County State’s Attorney Justin Hood, Aaron Sealy received six years in the Illinois Department of Corrections with one year of mandatory supervised release for Possession of a Stolen Vehicle – a Class 2 felony. Sealy also was sentenced to six years in the Illinois Department of Corrections with one year of mandatory supervised release on two separate counts of Aggravated Battery to a Police Officer – a Class 2 felony.
Hood said all three cases will be served concurrently with each other.
Sealy is currently serving a three year sentence out of Williamson County. He will serve the six year sentence on all three Class 2 felonies consecutive to the three year sentence in Williamson County. Sealy is currently in the Menard Correctional Center.
Hood said McLeansboro Police arrested Sealy on Oct. 19, 2021 for possession of a stolen 2013 Ford F-150. He was in custody at the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department when he escaped his restraints and took a fire extinguisher off the wall and sprayed a sheriff’s deputy and a McLeansboro Police officer. The officers both fired their law enforcement issued weapons, striking Sealy one time in the abdomen.
Sealy was then transferred to a regional hospital for treatment. After being released from the hospital, he was placed in custody on May 16 of this year.