Date: Thursday, October 17, 2019
October 16th, 2019
State’s Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross
Winnebago County State’s Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross announces that a Grand Jury has returned an indictment against a Rockford man for a home invasion that occurred last month.
On September 21st, 2019, at approximately 1:00pm, Rockford Police Officers were dispatched to a home in the 1500 Block of East State Street in reference to a home invasion. Upon arrival, Officers observed a female victim with visible injuries on her face. The victim reported that a male, kicked her door in and attacked her. Detectives conducted a follow up investigation that was reviewed by the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office. As a result, charges were authorized against Andre D. Richardson (DOB: 5/31/1984). Richardson was recently indicted by a Winnebago County Grand Jury on Home Invasion, Domestic Battery and Criminal Damage to Property charges.
Home Invasion 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.
Domestic Battery 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.
Criminal Damage to Property is a Class A Misdemeanor that is punishable by a sentence of either probation or up to one year in the Winnebago County Jail.
Richardson is currently in custody at the Winnebago County Jail. He is scheduled to be arraigned on the indictment at 8:30am on November 21st, 2019 in front of the Honorable Judge Brendan Maher in Courtroom D at the Winnebago County 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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