Buckley Man Takes Plea Deal in Beating

Buckley Man Takes Plea Deal in Beating

A rural Buckley man who beat up a senior citizen outside a Buckley bar in July of 2018 pleaded guilty today (Tuesday)  in Iroquois County Court to aggravated battery to a senior.  The victim’s family tells us that in exchange for the guilty plea 24 year old Shane Weber was given 4 years’ of probation and must make unspecified restitution. Michael Hilligoss of Buckley spent several days in the hospital recovering from the unprovoked attack that left him with a broken collar bone, hemorrhaging to the brain and other injuries.

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