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Ivy Sentenced In White County Court

Ivy Sentenced


Harold Artice Ivy, 18 of Carmi will be spending the next five years in an Illinois Department of Corrections facility following his sentencing in White County Circuit Court Monday.

Ivy had entered a plea of guilty to the offense of involuntary manslaughter, a Class 3 felony, in relation to the death of 56 year old Toby Sanders of Carmi.

Monday, the state called three witnesses to testify during the sentencing hearing while the defense also called three witnesses. After hearing arguments from counsel, Judge T. Scott Webb sentenced Ivy to the maximum amount of time allotted on the charge; five years with one year mandatory supervised release. Ivy was represented by Public Defender Brian Shinkle.

Carmi Police Department was the investigating agency.

Aud, the prosecuting attorney released a four page statement concerning the sentencing, explaining why the case proceeded the way that it did. While, time constraints of broadcast news limits our ability to read the entire statement, listeners can find it in its entirety on our website; and our Facebook feed.

Aud did say, “though I am sickened that this offense has been classified as a class 3 felony with a standard sentencing range of 2 to 5 years in an Illinois Department of Corrections facility, I am appreciative of Judge Webb agreeing with our argument and sentencing Ivy to the max allowed under the law. I again urge those of you who share my outrage with this law to contact your legislative representatives to change this law.”


Again, Aud’s entire statement is available on line at  Aud will also be a guest on Open Line in the near future at which time we will address the issue, exploring the how and why of the case.