MT. VERNON MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO BEATING ELDERLY MAN AFTER LOSING DICE GAME

MT. VERNON MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO BEATING ELDERLY MAN AFTER LOSING DICE GAME

MT. VERNON, IL — A 43-year-old Mt. Vernon man pleaded guilty Wednesday in Jefferson County Court to the beating of an elderly man over a dice game.

According to police, David Knox was involved in a game of dice with two other men when he apparently lost the game, became upset and then battered the two other men before taking the money from the game.

As he left, Knox allegedly said he’d be back with a gun. Upon his return witnesses say he had a bulge in his pocket but didn’t display a gun.

Officers then arrived on scene and Knox was taken into custody.

He was charged in Jefferson County court with one count Class 2 robbery and two counts Class 3 felony aggravated battery of a person over the age of 60.

On Thursday he pleaded guilty to the Class 3 felony charge and was sentenced to 3-years in the Illinois Department of Corrections to run consecutively to an earlier 3-year prison sentence for theft.

In exchange for Thursday’s guilty plea, the other two charges in the case were dismissed, as were charges of threatening a public official and resisting a peace officer in a separate 2019 case.

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