Date: Thursday, February 14, 2019
February 14th, 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 at a Rockford business in November of 2017.
On November 29th, 2017, at around 10:30am, Rockford Police were called to the Metro PCS store at 3809 E. State Street after a report of an armed robbery. The clerk told Detectives she was working when two males entered through the door, one of them had a gun. The suspects demanded merchandise and money. During a follow up investigation, the defendant,Isaiah J. Owens (D.O.B. 10/18/2000) was developed as one of the suspects. The investigation was reviewed by the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office and Owens was recently indicted by a Grand Jury on one count of Armed Robbery and one count of Unlawful Possession of a Stolen Vehicle.
Armed Robbery 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.
Unlawful Possession of a Stolen Vehicle is a Class 2 Felony that is punishable by a sentence of 3-7 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by two years of Mandatory Supervised Release.
Owens is in the custody of the Winnebago County Jail. He is scheduled to be arraigned at 9am on February 19th, 2019, in front of the Honorable Judge Joseph McGraw in Courtroom A at 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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