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Press Release-Curry and Wrancher Jury Trial

Date: Thursday, June 13, 2019

June 13th, 2019

State’s Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross


Winnebago County State’s Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross announces that Sanchez A. Curry (D.O.B. 6/21/1992)and Devontae T. Wrancher (D.O.B. 3/11/1993) were found guilty of First Degree Murder charges after a jury trial in front of the Honorable Judge Joseph McGraw.

 Sanchez Curry MugDevontae Wrancher Mug

                      Sanchez Curry                                              Devontae Wrancher

On September 23rd, 2018, just before 8:00pm, Winnebago County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to 4801 Linden Road after reports of shots being fired. When deputies arrived, they were flagged down by a female, who directed them to an area in the parking lot of the Great Oaks Apartment Complex, where they found a male victim who appeared to have been shot. The victim was later identified as Anton Harris of Carol Stream, Illinois. Harris was taken by ambulance to a local hospital, and despite all lifesaving efforts, he was pronounced deceased. A subsequent autopsy revealed that Harris died as a result of a gunshot wound. Detectives conducted an investigation which was reviewed by the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office. As a result Sanchez Curry of Machesney Park and Devontae Wrancher of Rockford were charged then indicted by a Winnebago County Grand Jury.


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. The potential sentence for Sanchez Curry is 45 years up to Natural Life and the potential sentence for Devontae Wrancher is 35 to 75 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.  


Curry and Wrancher are scheduled to be in court at 9:00 am on July 16th, 2019, in front of the Honorable Judge McGraw in Courtroom A of the Winnebago County Justice Center to schedule a sentencing date.



Alternative Justice & Outreach Coordinator

Katie Zimmerman


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