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A Carbondale man has been sentenced to 28 years in prison for residential burglary and related charges.

Apollo D. Davis, 31, was found guilty in September of one count of residential burglary, two counts of burglary, one count of possession of a stolen firearm and one count of unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon.

According to a news release from Michael C. Carr, the Jackson County state’s attorney, officers with the De Soto Police Department responded to a burglary on Aug. 22, 2016, at a home outside De Soto on U.S. 51. Police identified Davis in images captured by trail cameras, which were installed after previous break-ins. The images depicted Davis inside the house on multiple dates in the month of August.

Records and surveillance video from local pawn shops also showed Davis pawning items stolen from the house on U.S. 51.

Officers with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office responded to burglaries on Oct. 15 and 16 at a house outside De Soto to the east of U.S. 51. Investigators located fingerprints inside the house, which were later attributed to Davis by a fingerprint analyst.

When police executed a search warrant on Davis’ home, a number of items of stolen property were recovered, including a firearm stolen from a De Soto home in September 2016. As a convicted felon, Davis is prohibited from possessing firearms.

At the sentencing hearing on Monday, Davis was also sentenced to a three-year period of mandatory supervised release. The sentence is eligible to receive day-for-day credit.

Assistant State’s Attorney Rebecca Blomer served as prosecutor in the case. It was investigated by the De Soto Police Department and Jackson County Sheriff’s Office.


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Janis Esch is a reporter covering higher education.

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