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Evansville Man Found Guilty of Kidnapping, Criminal Confinement, Battery

An Evansville man was found guilty of multiple charges on Wednesday after the kidnapping, confinement, and assault of a Newburgh woman back in 2019.

Posted: Jul 21, 2021 9:36 AM
Updated: Jul 21, 2021 2:21 PM

An Evansville man was found guilty of multiple charges including Kidnapping, Criminal Confinement, and Battery on Wednesday after a six-day trial in Posey County, according to the prosecutor's office.

The Posey County Prosecutor's Office said 32-year-old Quinton Lee Jennings of Evansville had been found guilty of charges of kidnapping, criminal confinement, aggravated battery, domestic battery, battery by means of a deadly weapon, battery resulting in serious bodily injury as well as the habitual offender enhancement.

The guilty verdict follows a multi-agency investigation into the kidnapping, confinement, and battery of a Newburgh woman from June of 2019.

Jennings was found guilty of kidnapping and confining the woman against her will over the course of three days in an incident that spanned across Warrick, Vanderburgh, Posey and Franklin County, Illinois, according to the prosecutor's office.

The prosecutor's office said Jennings was also convicted of inflicting serious injuries to the victim during the course of the kidnapping and confinement. Evidence was presented at trial that Jennings used a crowbar to beat and stab the victim multiple times.

The victim suffered facial fractures, a broken arm, as well as multiple lacerations that caused extreme blood loss, the prosecutor's office said. Evidence was also presented that the victim’s three-year-old daughter was present when the crimes occurred.

According to the prosecutor's office, Jennings threatened the court and jury with violence after his guilty verdict was reached, resulting in an order for him to serve additional jail time.

After the verdict was read in open court, Jennings threatened the court and jury with violence. As a result of his outburst, Jennings was found in contempt of court and ordered to serve additional time in jail.

Jennings' sentencing hearing has not yet been scheduled.


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