Carbondale man convicted on multiple charges

Carbondale man convicted on multiple charges

CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS) - A Carbondale man was convicted on Tuesday, July 14 of multiple charges including sexual assault.

A Jackson County jury returned a six-count guilty verdict against Terrance Godfrey, 42, on three counts of sexual assault, one count of aggravated battery on a police officer, one count of attempting to disarm a police officer and one count of attempted escape.

According to Jackson County State's Attorney Michael C. Carr, the offenses happened on Feb. 22.

Godfrey was convicted by a jury after a two-day jury trial and faces a minimum sentence of six years and a potential maximum of 60 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections on each offense, except for the attempted escape charge, which carries a potential two to five years in prison.

A sentencing date has not been set at this time.

According to Carr, the evidence established that Godfrey went to a party at the victim's apartment and then, hours after the victim went to bed, entered her room and assaulted her.

When arrested by Carbondale police, he attacked the officer at the police station, tried to escape and then, during his capture, tried to disarm the police officer.

The investigation was conducted by the Carbondale Police Department. State's Attorney Michael C. Carr and Assistant State's Attorney Abigail Dinn were responsible for the prosecution of this case.

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