A man who beat his wife for two hours, leaving her hospitalized after the onslaught, has been ordered to serve 200 days in jail.
The husband, Shawn Joe Earls, 31, entered a guilty plea before Circuit Court Judge Bart Stanley to the charge of aggravated assault. He was ordered to serve 200 days of a four-year sentence and enter the batterer intervention program.
Earls’ jail time comes after deputies were called to his Rock Island home by his wife.
“She stated her husband had been beating her for the past two hours,” said 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 said.
During an interview by deputies, Mr. Earls reportedly admitted the two had been fighting and told them it was all his fault.