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Press Release-Donald Ashford CV Indictment


Date: Tuesday, November 20, 2018

November 20th, 2018

State’s Attorney Joe Bruscato

 

Winnebago County State’s Attorney Joe Bruscato announces that a Winnebago County Grand Jury has indicted a Rockford man for a shooting that happened in Cherry Valley in 2016.   

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On October 8th, 2016, just after 3:00pm, Cherry Valley Police were called to the south parking lot of the CherryVale Mall after reports of a shooting. Officers located one male victim, who had been shot outside of the JCPenney’s store. The victim was taken to the hospital, treated and released. Detectives conducted a follow-up investigation which was reviewed by the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office and charges were authorized against Donald Ashford, Jr.

 

Donald Ashford, Jr. (D.O.B. 8/26/1994) was indicted on four counts of Attempt First Degree Murder, two counts of Aggravated Battery with a Firearm, one count of Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm, and six counts of Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon and two counts of Unlawful Possession of a Weapon by a Felon charges.

 

Attempt First Degree Murder is a Class X Felony that is punishable by a minimum of 21 years to Natural Life in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by three years of Mandatory Supervised Release.

Aggravated Battery with a Firearm is a Class X Felony that is punishable by a sentence of 6-30 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by three years of Mandatory Supervised Release.

Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm is a Class X Felony that is punishable by a sentence of 6-30 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by three years of Mandatory Supervised Release.

Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon is a Class 2 Felony that is punishable by a sentence of 3-7 years in the Illinois department of Corrections followed by a year of Mandatory Supervised Release

Unlawful Possession of a Weapon by a Felon is a Class 3 Felony that is punishable by a special sentence of 2-10 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by a year of Mandatory Supervised Release.

 

The charges are merely allegations and the defendant is presumed innocent until or unless proven guilty in a court of law.

 

CONTACT PERSON:

Alternative Justice & Outreach Coordinator

Katie Zimmerman

815-319-4725

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