CHARLESTON -- The second of two men accused of breaking into a Mattoon home and attacking the resident there was sentenced to prison.
Jared J. Wilson received a 15-year prison term for his role in the Oct. 19, 2016, break-in at the home, which was apparently not the actual target of the crime.
Still, the victim of the attack, Barry Haist, said in an interview shortly after the incident that it left him with a broken eye socket and cuts on his head and arm.
The break-in took place 1016 Rudy Ave. and the then-69-year-old Haist was hit with a crow bar or similar object.
With the agreement reached in Wilson's case, he was ordered to share, along with his co-defendant, in payment of about $1,900 to cover Haist's medical expenses.
The other man accused of taking part in the break-in, Miles B. Callow, also received prison time and was ordered to pay restitution when he pleaded guilty last month.
Wilson, 30, whose address on record at the time of his arrest was an apartment at 1104 N. 32nd St., Mattoon, pleaded guilty to a residential burglary charge and a home invasion charge was dismissed.
A conviction for residential burglary requires prison time, with the possible sentence ranging from four to 15 years. The home invasion offense would have required a six- to 30-year prison term.
Also with the agreement, Coles County Circuit Judge Brien O'Brien agreed to recommend Wilson for a prison system drug treatment program. It will be up to prison officials whether to admit him to the program but the judge's recommendation was needed for him to be eligible.
Both Haist and Mattoon police said earlier that they believed the suspects were actually targeting another, nearby house for drugs but broke into Haist's home by mistake.
Wilson's plea agreement also included dismissal of an attempted escape charge accusing him of a role in damaging the ventilation system at the Coles County jail on May 19. A felony DUI charge in connection with a Nov. 21, 2015, traffic stop was also dismissed.
State's Attorney Brian Bower and defense attorney Todd Reardon recommended the plea agreement to O'Brien.
Callow, 25, of Mattoon received an 11-year prison sentence for his guilty plea to a home invasion charge in connection with the break-in. Another three-year term was added for a separate drug offense conviction.
Meanwhile, the case is still pending against a man accused of going to the residence with Callow and Wilson to commit the break-in but not taking part in the attack.
Gregory D. Grissom, 39, for whom records list an address of 1209 Marshall Ave., Mattoon, was arrested later and charged with residential burglary.
Also, Christy J. Worthey, 28, whose address on record is 1609 Piatt Ave., Mattoon, was sentence to probation when she admitted to a charge alleging she lied to police about what she knew about the break-in.