North Judson Man Receives Sentence For Domestic Battery

Wesley Joseph Hurley, of North Judson, pleaded guilty to two counts in a plea hearing and was sentenced in Pulaski Circuit Court on Wednesday.

He pleaded guilty in a plea agreement to Domestic Battery in the Presence of a Child, a Class D Felony. A Class C Felony count of Criminal Confinement and a misdemeanor charge of Interference with Reporting a Crime were dismissed.

Judge Michael Shurn sentenced Hurley to two years in the Pulaski County Jail with 20 months suspended and 20 months probation. A total of four months will be served. Hurley was also ordered to pay court costs and was given 69 days credit for time served. As part of his sentence, he will also attend domestic violence treatment classes as directed by the probation department.

Hurley was arrested in January after a domestic altercation. The investigation revealed that Hurley’s wife had picked up their son and a friend, and when they arrived at the residence, Hurley reportedly became belligerent due to being intoxicated. He had pulled her by her hair to direct her to a room and threw her up against the wall before striking her. The friend attempted to call 911, but was threatened by Hurley. He ran to the neighbor’s house to call police.