Sentencing for Aggravated Battery

News Release

Attention: Media Outlets

A sentencing hearing was held yesterday, April 25, 2017, in the Floyd Superior Court 1 for Deandre Thompson who was charged with a Level 2 Robbery and a Level 3 Aggravated Battery.

On January 6, 2016, Thompson and a Co-defendant, Thaddeus Hall, beat the victim, Darnell Middleton causing brain injury, a right orbital fracture, facial fractures, a broken nose, lacerations, bruises and swelling.

Thompson plead guilty to Ct. 2 – Aggravated Battery, a Level 3 felony with sentencing left to the discretion of the court. Floyd County Prosecuting Attorney Keith Henderson represented the State, and argued the victim was in a coma for 30 days and continues to suffer from the consequences from the beating. Mr. Thompson was sentenced to 9 years executed, with 2 years suspended to probation, and 7 years to the Dept. of Corrections.

The State had filed to have the defendant waived to adult court, as he was 16 years old at the time of the crime.  The State argued that the victim was incapacitated for 1 year, with nearly ½ million dollars in medical expenses and he suffered short term memory loss.

The Co-defendant, Thaddeus Hall, plead guilty on December 27, 2016 in the Floyd Superior Court 1, to Ct. 2 Aggravated Battery, and received an 8-year executed sentence.

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