Centralia Man Sentenced For Aggravated Battery Charge

(SALEM, IL) — A 31-year-old Centralia man was sentenced Tuesday in Marion County court to 4 ½ years in prison after he pleaded guilty to one of six felony charges against him. Jerry Ezeburiouh pleaded guilty to Class 3 felony aggravated battery causing great bodily harm in exchange for a Class 2 felony charge of aggravated battery, Class 4 domestic battery, Class 4 unlawful restraint, misdemeanor criminal damage and misdemeanor aggravated assault being dismissed. Centralia police arrested Ezebuiroh last May after he choked a Centralia woman and threatening to kill her. Ezeburiouh reportedly choked the woman six to seven times a few nights before his arrest and punched her several times in the face, head, and upper body, telling her if she called the police he would kill her. She told police she was afraid to leave because her young daughter was in the home. Police said that to prevent the woman from getting help, Ezeburiouh accompanied her to drop her daughter off at school. However, when she later went to work, she contacted police. Officers were able to locate Ezeburiouh and took him into custody. At the time of his arrest, Ezebuiroh was on parole from the Illinois Department of Corrections on a two-year sentence out of Clay County for felony domestic battery. He was given credit Tuesday for 375 days served since his arrest.