A convicted murderer has been sentenced to 180 days in jail for holding a gun to a woman’s head while counting down from five after she tried calling 911 in Crystal Lake.
Pierre D. Mahone, 51, of Atlanta, Georgia, was charged in December 2021 with felon in possession of a firearm, two counts of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, domestic battery enhanced, interfering with the report of domestic violence and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
A criminal complaint filed in McHenry County Circuit Court said Mahone tried taking a female family member’s cell phone around 6:30 a.m. on November 7, 2021.
The two were inside a vehicle stopped near Route 31 and Terra Cotta Avenue in Crystal Lake.
The complaint said the woman was attempting to call 911 during a domestic dispute when the struggle over the phone began.
Mahone pulled the woman’s hand and pushed it back to gain control of the phone, the complaint said.
Mahone also held a gun to the woman’s head to prevent her from calling 911, the complaint said.
Mahone counted down from five while he pointed the handgun at the victim, according to a grand jury indictment.
The woman suffered abrasions to the left side of her head and neck from the gun being pressed against her, the indictment said.
Mahone unlawfully possessed the gun because he was convicted of murder in 1992 in Cook County.
Mahone posted 10% of a $110,000 bond in November and was released from the McHenry County Jail.
Court records show he entered into a negotiated plea deal with the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office in late June.
Mahone pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, a Class 3 felony, in exchange for his other charges being dismissed.
McHenry County Judge Tiffany Davis approved the plea deal and sentenced Mahone to 180 days in the county jail and two years of probation.