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 Rockford man has been indicted for an armed robbery and standoff with police at a Rockford business earlier this month.
On February 10th, 2019, at approximately 9:00 p.m., Rockford Police Officers responded to the Dollar Tree at 6340 East State Street after a report of a possible robbery in progress. Officers learned that a male suspect entered the store, grabbed two female employees, one of whom was over the age of 60, and pushed them to the back of the store. After Police arrived on scene, the two female employees managed to exit the store and were not hurt. The suspect remained inside the business, armed with a handgun. After several attempts to make contact with the suspect, a Rockford Police K9 Officer went inside the store and found the suspect hiding in a loft. The suspect was taken into custody and later identified as the defendant, Stanley Turner (D.O.B. 5/6/1982). After a review of the investigation by the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office, Stanley was charged and recently indicted by a Grand Jury. He faces a ten count Bill of Indictment that includes charges of Armed Robbery, Armed Habitual Criminal, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon by a Felon and Aggravated Unlawful Restraint.
Turner is in the custody of the Winnebago County Jail. He is scheduled to appear in court at 9:00am on March 9th, 2019, in front of the Honorable Judge Randy Wilt in Courtroom B of the Winnebago County Criminal Justice Center.
Armed Robbery is a Special 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. The offense is a mandatory life sentence to the Department of Corrections according to Illinois State Statute
Armed Habitual Criminal is a Class X Felony that is punishable by a sentence of 6-30 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by two years of Mandatory Supervised Release.
Unlawful Possession of a Weapon by a Felon is a Class 2 Felony but it is Class X sentencing that is punishable by a sentence of 6-30 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by two years of Mandatory Supervised Release.
Aggravated Unlawful Restraint is a Class 3 Felony that is punishable by a sentence of 2-5 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.
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