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Press Release-Michael Blue Guilty Plea

Date: Tuesday, August 7, 2018

August 7th, 2018

State’s Attorney Joe Bruscato


Winnebago County State’s Attorney Joe Bruscato announces that on August 6th, 2018,Michael Diamond Alize Blue (D.O.B. 12/5/1996) pled guilty to Unlawful Possession of a Weapon by a Felon in front of the Honorable Judge Rosemary Collins.

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On April 26th, 2018, Rockford City Police Officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 1000 block of Haskell Avenue.  The driver gave police consent to search the car. Officers located two handguns as well as several rounds of ammunition inside a shoebox in the truck of the vehicle. The driver told police the defendant, Michael Blue gave her the shoebox and told her to take it to another person’s house. A records check revealed that Blue was currently on parole for a felony charge of Harassment of a Witness. 


Unlawful Possession of a Weapon by a Felon is a Class 2 Felony that is punishable by a special sentence of 3-14 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by two years of Mandatory Supervised Release.


Blue is scheduled to be sentenced on September 14th, 2018 at 1:30pm by the Honorable Judge Rosemary Collins in Courtroom 478.




Alternative Justice & Outreach Coordinator

Katie Zimmerman

(815) 319-4725

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