Jonathan Davis Gilliam
Upshur County Jail
Jonathan Davis Gilliam has pleaded guilty to Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. The court sentenced him to 50 years in state prison. Prosecutors say Gilliam hit Sherri Perkins in the back of the head with a three-pound sledgehammer and continued beating her after falling to the floor. Gilliam was on parole at the assault after being released from prison on a methamphetamine conviction. Gilliam must serve at least 25 years behind bars before applying for parole.