Centralia Man Sentenced To 14 Years in IDOC

(SALEM, IL) — A 28-year-old Centralia man was sentenced Wednesday in Marion County Court to 14 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections on a 2013 domestic battery incident that resulted in his then girlfriend losing vision in one eye. Cedric Deon Powe pleaded guilty in March to the Class 2 aggravated domestic battery including strangling, in exchange for charges of Class 3 aggravated battery resulting in great bodily harm and Class X attempted murder being dismissed. Powe was charged with the savage December 2013 beating of his then girlfriend Chelsea Simmons. He fled the area after the incident, but was captured by St. Louis, Mo., police in April 2014 and extradited back to Illinois to face charges. He has been held since that time in the Marion County jail with bail set at $500,000. Since then he has racked up additional charges while in custody. In addition to his 14-year prison sentence, Powe must serve 4-years mandatory supervised release, otherwise known as parole, and pay $1,352.60 in restitution.