After admitting to the crime in May, a Goreville man was sentenced Monday to six years in state prison for burglary.
According to a news release from the Jackson County State’s Attorney’s Office, Brandon J. Rhoads, 44, of Goreville, entered a plea of guilty on Monday to burglary, a Class 2 felony. However, because of his previous criminal history, the charge was treated as a Class X felony.
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Rhoads was sentenced to six years in the Illinois Department of Corrections to be followed by a three-year period of mandatory supervised release.
The release said that in June of 2018, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources responded to a report of burglary of a storage building located at the Burning Star Fish and Wildlife Area in rural Jackson County. They found that several items, including an expensive thermal imaging device, were missing. Nearly a year later, in May of 2019, Rhoads was identified as a suspect and admitted to the crime in an interview with investigators, according to the state's attorney's news release.
— The Southern