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Murphysboro man sentenced 25 years for home invasion

Ian Collins (Source: Murphysboro PD) Ian Collins (Source: Murphysboro PD)

A Murphysboro man has learned his fate after admitting guilt to a home invasion in 2012.

Ian Collins, 19, of Murphysboro was sentenced to 25 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections, according to Jackson County State's Attorney Michael C. Carr.

The incident happened around midnight on September 17, 2012.

Collins was accused of being armed with a switchblade knife and kicking in the door of a home on Westwood Lane in Murphysboro.

Police say Collins threatened the residents, who were over the age of 60, with a knife.  He cut the phone cord to the home and stole jewelry, medication and other items, according to Carr.

Collins was caught by police in a wooded area after a foot chase. One of the officers was severely injured and has had a number of procedures to treat injuries he suffered.

Collins admitted to police what he did, and all of the stolen items were recovered.

His sentencing took place on August 7, 2013.

Along with the 25 year sentence, Collins will be eligible for 99 days already served in custody.

He will also have to pay restitution to the victims and Illinois Public Risk Management Fund who provided treatment to the injured officer.

The case was investigated by the Murphysboro Police Department and the Jackson County Sheriff's Office.

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