Peoria man sentenced for accident that left woman paralyzed

By WEEK Producer

February 7, 2014 Updated Feb 8, 2014 at 12:13 AM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. – A Peoria man was sentenced Thursday to 11 years in prison for his role in an accident that left a woman paralyzed from the chest down.

Jeremy Gleason, 26, plead guilty in December to leaving the scene of an accident. As part of the deal, lesser charges of reckless conduct and aggravated battery were dropped.

According to a sheriff’s report, Gleason allegedly met with Trisha Davidson, 30, in the early hours of August 2. Gleason allegedly gave Davidson a ride before the two argued over money that Davidson said belonged to her.

Davidson exited the vehicle and stepped up onto the running board on the driver’s side of the truck. Gleason then sped off and Davidson fell from the truck.

It is unclear if Davidson was run over, but she did suffer a severe back injury and broken vertebra that left her paralyzed from the chest down.

Gleason does have a history of violent behavior. He was on parole at the time of the accident after serving time for a 2011 domestic battery incident. He was also convicted in 2007 for possession of cannabis and in 2005 for residential burglary.