Date: Wednesday, January 23, 2019
January 23rd, 2019
State’s Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross
Winnebago County State’s Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross announces that on January 22nd, 2019, Michael Diamond Alize Blue (D.O.B. 12/5/1996) was sentenced to 10 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections by the Honorable Judge Randy Wilt. The defendant will also be on Mandatory Supervised Release for two years once he is released from prison. Blue pled guilty to Unlawful Possession of a Weapon by a Felon in front of the now retired Honorable Judge Rosemary Collins in August of 2018.
On April 26th, 2018, Rockford City Police Officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 1000 block of Haskell Avenue and located two handguns as well as several rounds of ammunition in the truck of the vehicle. The investigation revealed the handguns and ammunition belonged to Michael Blue. A records check revealed that Blue was currently on parole for a felony charge of Harassment of a Witness.
Unlawful Possession of a Weapon by a Felon is a Class 2 Felony that is punishable by a special sentence of 3-14 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by two years of Mandatory Supervised Release.
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