An Alton man entered a guilty plea in a case involving a 70 year old relative. 51 year old David Preis of the 3200 block of Myrtle pleaded guilty to aggravated battery in the injury to the woman who suffered bleeding in the brain and a stroke. Preis received a sentence of seven years in jail in exchange for the plea yesterday in Madison County Court.
Preis admitted that he pushed the woman to the floor and kicked her several times in the head leading to her injuries in April of last year. The woman remains in a wheelchair as a result of the attack. Alton Police were able to find the woman, after she was reported missing, by tracking the signal from her cell phone. Authorities say Preis left the bleeding woman on the floor of his home for 24 before she was found by police. He will get credit for the year he has already served in the Madison County Jail, and may still only serve half his sentence.