A Rock Island man has been bound to the grand jury for allegedly beating his wife for two hours, leaving her hospitalized after the attack.
The suspect, Shawn Joe Earls, 30, waived his right to a preliminary hearing before General Sessions Judge Bill Locke and was bound to the grand jury on the charge of aggravated domestic assault. The crime is a felony punishable by three to six years in the state penitentiary.
Deputies were summoned to their Rock Island address by the victim.
“She stated her husband had been beating her for the past two hours,” revealed deputy Jason Satterwhite of the victim’s statement. “During the assault he had pulled her to the ground and had stomped on her head as well as kicked her in the head.”
She told deputies her husband also put her in choke holds during the assault, noting she bit his left arm at one point as he choked her from behind.
Mrs. Earls was hospitalized at River Park due to her injuries which included injures to both eyes, her forehead, mouth and neck.
“She said she hurt all over from the two-hour beating,” Satterwhite recalled.
During an interview by deputies, Mr. Earls reportedly admitted the two had been fighting and told them it was all his fault. Five Alprazolam pills were found in his possession when he was taken into custody on the felony assault charge.