Man accused of assaulting police officer pleads guilty

A Moline officer was injured during a struggle with Austin Clenney

An East Moline man accused of assaulting a Moline police officer has pleaded guilty as part of a negotiated plea.   

Austin Clenney pleaded guilty to attempted aggravated battery of a peace officer and aggravated battery of a peace officer.   

An officer was injured during a struggle after responding to a call of a suspicious vehicle.   

During the altercation, Clenney broke free and was arrested more than a week later in Eldridge.

Clenney was sentenced to two years in prison, followed by a year probation.


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