Jody Pullen Jr.


MURPHYSBORO — The Carbondale man convicted last month of attempted murder in the April shooting that injured four people was re-sentenced on a previous domestic battery charge, because he was on probation for that crime when the shooting happened.

According to a news release from Jackson County State's Attorney Michael Carr, Jody L. Pullen Jr., 28, was sentenced to three years in state prison on the Class 4 felony charge of domestic battery to which Pullen pleaded guilty in June 2018. He was also sentenced to four years of mandatory supervised release after his prison term.

Murphysboro Police had responded on March 31, 2018, to the report of a domestic battery; the victim reported that Pullen was her ex-boyfriend and had driven to her house after seeing her with another man, then struck her, causing her to fall to the ground, and then kicked her in the face.

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After Pullen pleaded guilty to the charge, he was given 12 months of probation. According to the release from Carr's office, Pullen did not adhere to the terms, and his probation was revoked. Carr did not say exactly what Pullen did to violate his probation, but the shooting in the alley between ABC Liquor and Tres Hombres, which left two Tres patrons injured, happened while he was on probation.

Pullen on Oct. 9 was convicted by a Jackson County Jury of attempted first-degree murder in that shooting, as well as four counts of aggravated battery and two counts of aggravated discharge of a firearm. Pullen has not yet been sentenced on those charges.

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