Mt. Vernon Man Pleads Guilty to Aggravated Battery in Connection With Shooting Over Summer

Mt. Vernon Man Pleads Guilty to Aggravated Battery in Connection With Shooting Over Summer

MT. VERNON — Shortly before his case was to go before a jury Wednesday, a 31-year-old Mt. Vernon man pleaded guilty to aggravated battery with a firearm in connection with a shooting over the summer that sent one person to the hospital with injuries.

Calvin Webster was charged with four Class X felonies for attempted murder, armed violence, being an armed habitual criminal and aggravated battery through the discharge of a firearm.

Webster pleaded guilty before the start of his jury trial Wednesday to aggravated battery in exchange for the other charges being dismissed.

According to Jefferson County State’s Attorney Sean Featherstun, Webster is facing between 6 and 30 years in prison and ill have to serve 85 percent of any sentence handed down. Webster is scheduled for a January 16, 2020, sentencing hearing.

Records show that on June 4, 2019, Mt. Vernon police responded to a shooting in the 2300 block of Perkins that resulted in one person suffering injuries.

An investigation into the shooting resulted in a warrant being issued for Webster’s arrest. He ultimately turned himself in a week later and his bail was set at $350,000. Webster has remained in the Jefferson County Jail since his June arrest.

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