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Press Release-Longs Sago Dotson Indictment


Date: Thursday, December 20, 2018

December 20th, 2018

State’s Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross

 

 

Winnebago County State’s Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross announces that three men were indicted by a Winnebago County Grand Jury for a fatal shooting in Rockford last month.

 Marquell LongsAntonio SagoDevontai Dotson Mug

Marquell LongsAntonio SagoDevantai Dotson

On November 11th, 2018, shortly before 1:00 a.m., Rockford Police Officers responded to a shooting in the parking lot of the Citgo gas station at 4315 Auburn Street. During the course of the investigation, officers located the body of a 37-year-old female victim who was later identified as Jennifer Jones. An autopsy revealed that Jones died as a result of being shot.  A second gunshot victim, a 25-year-old male, was also located and treated at a local hospital.

Rockford Police Detectives conducted an investigation. The facts of the case were reviewed with the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office. As a result, a warrant has been issued forMarquell E. Longs (D.O.B. 3/1/1992),Antonio L. Sago (D.O.B. 2/7/1989)andDevontai M. Dotson (D.O.B. 5/3/1990). Sago, Dodson and Longs face on a more than 30 count Bill of Indictment that includes First Degree Murder, Attempt First Degree Murder, Aggravated Battery with a Firearm, Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm, Unlawful Use of a Weapon by a Felon and Mob Action charges.

 

First Degree Murder is a Class M Felony that is punishable by a sentence of 20-60 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by three years of Mandatory Supervised Release.

Attempt First Degree Murder 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 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 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.

Unlawful Use 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.

Mob Action is a Class 4 Felony that is punishable by a sentence of 1-3 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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