June 25, 2014
On June 9, 2014 Jail Intelligence Officer Rodney Wilson began a criminal investigation related to an attack on jail officers that occurred within the St. Clair County Jail on June 8, 2014. The suspect in the case was identified as:
Ronnie J. Gully Jr.
B/M (22 yrs/old)
9827 Baltimore St
Initial reports from the incident indicated Detainee Gully had blocked the officers’ view into his maximum security cell by hanging a blanket inside the bars. Lt. Nancy Sutherlin attempted to negotiate with Gully in an effort to get the blanket down, but Gully refused. As officers opened Gully’s cell door to enter and remove the blanket, they were hit with a mixture of urine and feces. One officer was also struck in the face multiple times by Gully before he could be restrained. Intelligence Officer Wilson concluded his investigation, and submitted a request for criminal charges to the Office of States Attorney Brendan Kelly on June 19, 2014.
On June 23, 2014 Detainee Gully was charged with 4 counts “Aggravated Battery to a Peace Officer” (Class 2 Felony). Bond has been set at $200,000 by Judge Vincent Lopinot.
Sheriff Richard Watson applauded the efforts of Intelligence Officer Rodney Wilson and Lt. Nancy Sutherlin for their role in restoring order to the jail, and holding inmates accountable for their actions.
Required by the Illinois Supreme Court: All suspects are considered innocent until found guilty in a court of law.