Date: Thursday, February 28, 2019
February 28th, 2019
State’s Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross
Winnebago County State’s Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross announces that a Loves Park man has been indicted for a series of armed robberies that occurred in Rockford on the same evening last December.
On December 11th, 2018, just before 7:00pm, City of Rockford Police Officers responded to the Boost Mobile Store at 3201 Auburn Street after a report of an armed robbery. Officers learned a male suspect, armed with a handgun, robbed the business of money and fled.
At approximately 7:20pm, Rockford Police Officers were called to S&H Tobacco at 2744 11th Street for another report of an armed robbery. Officers learned the suspect entered the business, pointed a gun at an employee and demanded money.
Just before 8:00pm, Rockford Officers were called to another business at 615 S. Rockford Avenue for a third report of an armed robbery. A suspect entered the Discount Tobacco Store, demanded money and merchandise and fled.
Finally at approximately 8:10pm, Rockford Police Officers were called to Little Ceasars Pizza at 3108 North Rockton Avenue for another report of an armed robbery. The investigation shows an armed suspect entered the business with a gun, demanded money and fled. No one was hurt in any of these incidents.
Detectives conducted a follow up investigation and the defendant, Janathan J. Turner (D.O.B. 2/15/1994), was developed as a suspect. The investigation was reviewed by the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office. As a result, charges were authorized and Turner was recently indicted by a Winnebago County Grand Jury on multiple counts of Armed Robbery and Aggravated Robbery.
Turner is in the custody of the Winnebago County Jail. He is scheduled to appear in court at 8:30am on March 21st, 2019, in front of the Honorable Judge Brendan Maher in Courtroom D of the Winnebago County Criminal Justice Center.
Armed Robbery is a Class X Felony that is punishable by a sentence of 21-45 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by three years of Mandatory Supervised Release.
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 charges are merely allegations and the defendant is presumed innocent until or unless proven guilty in a court of law.
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