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Press Release-King Jury Trial


Date: Tuesday, October 23, 2018

October 23, 2018

State’s Attorney Joe Bruscato

 

Winnebago County State’s Attorney Joe Bruscato announces that Perriyon L. King (D.O.B. 11/9/1996) was found guilty of Attempt First Degree Murder, Aggravated Battery, Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm and Mob Action Charges after a jury trial in front of the Honorable Judge Donna Honzel.

 Perriyon King Mug

On April 5th, 2017, at approximately 4:35 p.m. Rockford Police were called to the area of North Longwood Street and Rural Street after several reports that shots had been fired in the area. Officers found a vehicle that had been struck by gunfire. The driver, 69-year-old Richard Griffin, had been hit by one of the rounds.  A second occupant in Griffin’s vehicle was not hurt.  Griffin was taken to the hospital, and is still being treated for the injuries he sustained.  Detectives learned the defendant, Perriyon King was firing shots at another vehicle occupied by two other persons near Longwood and Rural Streets when the vehicle Griffin was driving was struck.

 

Attempt First Degree Murder 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. Pursuant to statute, the sentence is mandatory for additional 25 year sentence in the Illinois Department of Corrections.

Aggravated Battery 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.

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

Mob Action 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.

 

King is scheduled to be sentenced at 9:00am on January 4th, 2019.

 

CONTACT PERSON:

 Deputy State’s Attorney

Jim Brun

815-319-4700

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