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December 19, 2013

Six individuals receive prison sentences

Six individuals, including five from Mt. Vernon, recently received prison sentences, according to information received from State’s Attorney Doug Hoffman.

The following individuals pleaded guilty to various offenses:

John A. Heil, 34, Mt. Vernon, pleaded guilty to one count of residential burglary, a Class 1 felony, and one count of retail theft, a Class 3 felony. He was sentenced to nine years to the Illinois Department of Corrections, followed by three years of mandatory supervised release. On May 21, 2012, Heil broke into a residence on Harmony Lane in Jeffer-

son County. In March this year, Heil stole various items from the Mt. Vernon Wal-Mart store.

n Jennifer N. Craig, 36, Mt. Vernon, pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a church, a Class 1 felony, and unlawful participation in methamphetamine production, a Class 1 felony. She was sentenced to 4 ½ years in prison, followed by two years of parole. In January, Craig sold a quantity of methamphetamine to a confidential source of the Mt. Vernon Police/Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Joint Narcotics Division. The delivery took place within 1,000 feet of a Mt. Vernon church. On March 14, detectives with the Narcotics Division made contact with Craig and found her to be involved in the production of methamphetamine at that time.

n Icaza R. McGee, 40, Mt. Vernon, pleaded guilty to providing false information as a sex offender, a Class 3 felony, and was sentenced to three years in prison, followed by one year of parole. On April 25, during a sex offender compliance check, Mt. Vernon Police determined that McGee, a registered sex offender, had provided a false residential address.

n Endyr Quinones, 29, pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated battery, Class 2 felonies. He was sentenced to three years in prison, followed by two years of parole. On Aug. 12, 2012, Quinones, at the time an inmate at the Big Muddy River Correctional Center, physically assaulted two correctional officers. His prison sentence will run consecutive to the sentence he was already serving.

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