Wisconsin trucker sentenced for shooting out window on I-74

December 25, 2018

URBANA, Ill. - A Wisconsin trucker has been sentenced to 2-1/2 years in prison for a slingshot and metal ball bearings to shatter a van window while driving along Interstate 74 in eastern Illinois.

Fifty-three-year-old Kevin Casey of Janesville, Wisconsin, pleaded guilty Friday in a Champaign County court to a felony count of aggravated battery for shooting out a van window in May during which a 3-year-old boy was cut by flying glass.

The (Champaign) News-Gazette reports a plea agreement dismissed three other window damage cases against Casey.

Illinois State Police had reports of as many as 45 window damage instances between late March and June 1, when Casey was arrested and accused of using the slingshot to shatter windows of vehicles going the opposite direction on I-74 in the Urbana-Champaign area.

Associated Press