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Press Release-Job Brooks Indictment


Date: Thursday, November 14, 2019

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November 14th, 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 man after a search warrant at a Rockford home last month. 

     On October 23rd, 2019, members of the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department’s Narcotics Unit executed a search warrant at a home on Crosby Street in Rockford. In addition to finding drugs and weapons, Officers also located an adult female inside the residence. The female reported that she was being held against her will by the defendant, Job M. Brooks (DOB: 10/19/1962). The female also reported that Brooks had beaten, threatened and forced her to perform lewd acts with individuals in exchange for money. Detectives conducted a follow up investigation that was reviewed by the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office. As a result, Brooks was charged then indicted by a Winnebago County Grand Jury.  He faces a ten count bill of indictment that includes Involuntary Servitude, Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance, Possession of a Stolen Firearm, Possession of a Firearm Without a Firearm Owner’s Identification Card, Criminal Fortification of a Residence, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon by a Felon, Promoting Prostitution and Resisting a Peace Officer charges.

     Involuntary Servitude is a Class 1 Felony that is punishable by a sentence of 4-15 yeas in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by two years of Mandatory Supervised Release.

     Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance is a Class 1 Felony that is punishable by a sentence of 4-15 yeas in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by two years of Mandatory Supervised Release. 

     Possession of a Stolen Firearm 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.

     Possession of a Firearm Without a Firearm Owner’s Identification Card 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.

     Criminal Fortification of a Residence or Building 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.

     Unlawful Possession of a Weapon by a Felon 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.

     Promoting Prostitution is a Class 4 Felony that is punishable by a sentence of 1-3 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by one year of Mandatory Supervised Release. 

     Resisting a Peace Officer is a Class 4 Felony that is punishable by a sentence of 1-3 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by one year of Mandatory Supervised Release. 

     Brooks is scheduled to be arraigned on the indictment at 9:00am on December 6th, 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.

 

 

 

CONTACT PERSON:

Alternative Justice & Outreach Coordinator

Katie Zimmerman

815-319-4725

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