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Press Release-Frank Jefferson III Bench Trial


Date: Tuesday, March 6, 2018

March 6th, 2018

State’s Attorney Joe Bruscato

 

Winnebago County State’s Attorney Joe Bruscato announces that Frank James Jefferson, III (D.O.B. 9/3/1993) was found guilty of Home Invasion involving a firearm, Armed Robbery involving a firearm, and Aggravated Robbery after a bench trial in front of the Honorable Judge Brendan Maher.

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On April 30, 2016, Rockford Police were called to 3203 Idlewood Terrace for a home invasion. During the investigation, Detectives learned that the defendant, Frank Jefferson III, was one of three individuals who suddenly entered the residence, pointed guns at a homeowner and another person inside and told them to get on the floor. With guns drawn, the suspects took property from each of the victims. One of the victims able to identify the defendant as an individual involved in the home invasion and armed robbery.

 

            Home Invasion 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. The defendant is eligible for an extended term of 21-45 years because he used a firearm during the commission of the offense.

            Armed Robbery 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. The defendant is eligible for an extended term of 21-45 years because he used a firearm during the commission of the crime.

            Aggravated Robbery is a Class 1 Felony that is punishable by a sentence of 4-15 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by two years of Mandatory Supervised Release. The defendant is eligible for an extended term of 4-30 years because of a prior conviction.

              

            Jefferson is scheduled to be sentenced by the Honorable Judge Maher at 1:30pm on April 20th, 2018, in Courtroom D of the Winnebago County Criminal Justice Center.

 

CONTACT PERSON:

Assistant State’s Attorney

Jessica Maveus

815-319-4700

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