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WILLIAMSON COUNTY: Three sentenced to IDOC this week

Posted by on Friday, February 16th, 2018 @ 5:22 pm.

WILLIAMSON CO., Ill. - Williamson County State's Attorney Brandon Zanotti has announced the sentencing of three individuals this week in his county.

The first occurred on Tuesday, February 13, when Josten T. Denwood, 26, of Marion, pled guilty to unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon and was sentenced to four years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. 

On November 1, 2017, as part of a Marion Narcotics Unit investigation, a gun and multiple rounds of ammunition were found at Denwood’s residence. Denwood was previously convicted of felonies in 2009 and 2012 in Jackson County, making his possession of the items a class 2 felony.

The investigation was handled by the Marion Police Department Narcotics Unit. Assistant State’s Attorney Jerri Adams led the prosecution of this case.

“Denwood has had a history of felony criminal activity. His continued behavior of breaking the law has landed him back in prison. As always, the Marion Narcotics Unit has done an excellent job building their case, and we are thankful to see this felon off the streets," said Zanotti.

Yesterday, February 15, Garrett S. Owen, 23, of Marion pled guilty to one count of unlawful use of a credit card, a class 4 felony, and was sentenced to two years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. 

On May 31, 2016, Owen used a credit card belonging to another person without authorization at the Marion Walmart. Owen is believed to have stolen the card from the victim’s vehicle per an investigation completed by the Carterville Police Department.

In addition to two years in DOC, Owen is also ordered to pay restitution to the victim. Owen is currently incarcerated in DOC for a felony conviction out of Saline County, where he is serving four years for aggravated battery of a police officer.

The investigation was handled by the Marion and Carterville Police Departments. Assistant State’s Attorney Becky Ray led the prosecution of this case.

“We are thankful that Marion and Carterville were able to work together to secure today’s plea. A case like this is a good reminder not to keep items of value exposed in your car,” Zanotti said.

And then today, February 16, Joshua J. Connors, 32, of Franklin County, pled guilty to Aggravated Robbery, a Class 1 felony, stemming from an October 2017 arrest out of Johnston City. He was sentenced to four years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.

On October 16, 2017, at the Casey’s General Store in Johnston City, Connors, while stating he was armed with a firearm, proceeded to take less than $100 from two employees of the store. Connors also threatened to use the firearm if the employees did not agree to his requests.

The investigation was handled by the Johnston City Police Department. Assistant State’s Attorney Sean DeMello led the prosecution of this case.

“Connors threatened the life of two individuals and stole money from a local business. Johnston City Police Department did a fantastic job collecting the evidence we needed to get today’s plea," Zanotti said. "I commend JCPD on their excellent police work. We will not tolerate criminals who threaten our citizens or steal from local businesses – they will be caught and they will go to jail.”

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