Jacksonville Woman Sentenced To Prison For Fight With Police, Casey’s Employee Attack from 2021

By Benjamin Cox on May 24, 2023 at 4:51pm

A Jacksonville woman was sentenced to major jail time for three separate violent incidents dating back two years.

19-year old Miracle V. Walker of the 600 block of North Clay pleaded guilty yesterday afternoon in Morgan County Court to charges of aggravated battery and aggravated battery of a peace officer.

The aggravated battery to a peace officer charge stems from a July 22, 2021 arrest by Jacksonville Police in the 500 block of South Prairie Street. Walker allegedly spit on a patrol officer, resisted being placed in handcuffs, refused to comply with officer commands, and provided a false name to officers. Walker was also cited at that time for illegal consumption of alcohol by a minor.

Walker was arrested again on August 4, 2021 in the 500 block of East Morton Avenue for mob action and aggravated battery, after Walker, 44-year old Launiece Jackson, and a 14-year old male juvenile went into the Casey’s at that location and allegedly attacked a female employee. Jackson pleaded guilty to similar charges of aggravated battery in February and was sentenced to 180 days in the county jail.

Walker was arrested for the third and final time on the evening April 10th of this year after a large disturbance in the 600 block of North Clay Avenue after a reported shots fired incident. Shots were allegedly fired from a nearby building, but no injuries were reported. Jacksonville Police continue to investigate the shots fired incident. Walker and two 16-year old female juveniles were arrested for allegedly resisting or obstructing police. Walker was then cited at the Morgan County Detention Facility for aggravated battery to a peace officer and two counts of criminal damage to property for damaging property at the jail.

Walker was sentenced to a total of 6 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections, 1 year and 6 months of mandatory supervised release for both charges in the plea. Walker was given credit for a total of 41 days served on both charges. Fines, fees, and court costs were waived per the plea.