A Jackson County jury found a Marion man guilty of multiple charges Friday after a two-day trial, according to a news release from Jackson County State’s Attorney Michael Carr.
Devin D. Brooks, 27, was found guilty of one count of unlawful use of weapons by a felon, one count of defacing identification marks of a firearm, one count of aggravated battery, and one count of obstructing a peace officer, the release states.
The release says that during the early hours of Jan. 11, Carbondale Police were dispatched to a store on East Walnut Street after receiving a report that a person had pulled a firearm on another person. While en route, an officer saw a male running away from the scene. After a foot pursuit, Brooks eventually gave up and was taken into custody.
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Unlawful use of weapons by a felon carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 2 to 10 years, while defacing identification marks on a firearm and aggravated battery each carry potential sentences of 2 to 5 years. Obstructing a peace officer is a Class A misdemeanor.
Brooks was remanded to the custody of the Jackson County Sheriff pending sentencing. A sentencing date has not yet been set.
— The Southern