MT. VERNON — Eight people have been given prison sentences, including six from Jefferson County, according to information provided by State's Attorney Doug Hoffman.
Dustin Kelton, 22, of Mt. Vernon, pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of a firearm with a valid FOID card, a Class 3 felony, and was sentenced to three years in the Illinois Department of Corrections, followed by a year of mandatory supervised release. On Dec. 26, 2010, the sheriff's office investigated a dispute occurring between multiple individuals. It was determined Kelton was in possession of a .22 caliber rifle during the incident and he did not have a valid firearm's identification card.
Christopher S. Campbell, 23, of Mt. Vernon, pleaded guilty to a Class 3 felony charge of theft. He was sentenced to five years in prison, followed by one year of mandatory supervised release. A recommendation was made by the court for Campbell to complete the Impact Incarceration Program at IDOC. On May 2, 2011, Campbell stole items of jewelry from the residence of a family member in Mt. Vernon. He also pleaded guilty to theft charges in more recent cases, with sentences running concurrently.
Sheeckar A. Young, 27, of Mt. Vernon, pleaded guilty to reckless discharge of a firearm, a Class 4 felony. He was sentenced to three years in prison with one year of parole. Young allegedly fired a pistol in a manner that endangered the health and safety of others in the 800 block of South 19th Street. He also pleaded guilty to a charge of unlawful possession of a controlled substance, a Class 4 felony, and was sentenced to one year in prison. That offense occurred on April 17, 2008, when Young was found to be in possession of cocaine during a stop by Mt. Vernon Police. Both sentences will run consecutive, for a total of four years.
Brittney R. Phillips, 23, of Mt. Vernon, pleaded guilty to a charge of unlawful possession of meth manufacturing materials, a Class 2 felony. She was sentenced to three years in prison with two years of parole. She also pleaded guilty to a charge of unlawful possession of meth, a Class 3 felony, and was sentenced to serve a concurrent term of three years.