Date: Tuesday, October 2, 2018
October 2nd, 2018
State’s Attorney Joe Bruscato
Winnebago County State’s Attorney Joe Bruscato announces charges against a Rockford man after the Winnebago County Republican Party Headquarters building was vandalized over the weekend.
On September 30th, 2018, shortly before 10:00 a.m., Rockford Police officers observed that a building at 515 N. Court Street had been vandalized. The words “rape” and “shame” were spray painted on three sides of the structure. In addition to some other businesses, the building houses the Winnebago County Republican Party Headquarters. Detectives from the Financial & Property Crimes Unit conducted a follow-up investigation. On Monday, October 1st, 2018, 42-year-old Timothy A. Damm was taken into custody. The case was reviewed by the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office and felony Criminal Defacement of Property and misdemeanor Resisting a Peace Officer charges have been filed against Damm.
Criminal Defacement of Property 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.
Resisting a Peace Officer is a Class A Misdemeanor that is punishable by a sentence of up to one year in the Winnebago County Jail or two years of probation.
Damm was lodged in the Winnebago County Jail and bond was set at $25,000. Damm posted bond and is scheduled to appear in court on October 11th, 2018 at 2:00pm in Courtroom B of the Winnebago County Criminal Justice Center.
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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