• Carlyle teen sentenced for stabbing father

    by  • October 15, 2013 • News

    A 19-year-old Carlyle teenager was sentenced in Clinton County Court Tuesday afternoon to 18 months probation and 118 days in jail, with credit for time served, after he pleaded guilty last month to stabbing his father during a June argument.

    Kole Koehler

    Kole Koehler

    Kole P. Koehler pleaded guilty to Class 2 felony aggravated domestic battery and misdemeanor unlawful weapons use. A charge of armed violence using an edged weapon was dismissed as part of the agreement.

    Koehler could have been sentenced to as much as 7 years in prison, which is the maximum sentence provided for a Class 2 felony conviction.

    The June 19th argument between father and son was reportedly over stolen property, which resulted in the teen stabbing his father, Ryan Koehler, of Breese nine times. The senior Koehler has since recovered from his injuries. A co-defendant in the case is serving two years probation on a misdemeanor aggravated battery conviction.