Date: Thursday, August 8, 2019
August 8th, 2019
State’s Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross
Winnebago County State’s Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross announces that Marchello D. Johnson (D.O.B. 1/28/1990) was sentenced to 12 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections by the Honorable Judge Ronald White. The defendant will also be on Mandatory Supervised Release for two years once he is released from prison. Johnson was found guilty of Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm after a jury trial in April.
On March 18th, 2018, Cherry Valley Police, Rockford Police and Winnebago County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to 7200 Harrison Avenue after a report of a shooting. Officers arrived on scene and the investigation revealed that shots had been fired between two vehicles outside the Barnes & Noble Bookstore at CherryVale Mall. Detectives conducted a follow up investigation and the defendant, Marchello Johnson, was developed as a suspect. The investigation was reviewed by the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office, and charges were authorized against Johnson. He was subsequently indicted by a Winnebago County Grand Jury.
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. Johnson was sentenced to 12 years in the Department of Corrections which will be served at 85%.
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