​Third Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Henry Boyce announced today that late yesterday afternoon a Randolph County jury found Jeromy Allyn Geelhoed, 40, of Pocahontas guilty during a jury trial and sentenced him to 36 months in the Arkansas Department of Correction.

The jury, which consisted of six men and six women, heard the two day trial in the Randolph County courthouse and deliberated approximately two hours before rendering their decision. The minor child victim in the case testified that Geelhoed had whipped him severely with a belt. The incident was reported to the Pocahontas Police Department and the Department of Human Services. Geelhoed was charged with and convicted of Domestic Battering in the Second Degree.

The State of Arkansas was represented by Boyce, Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Cooper and Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Ryan Wallace.