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Murphysboro man convicted of residential burglary


A Murphysboro, Illinois man has been convicted of residential burglary.

A Jackson County jury returned a guilty verdict against Vincent T. Branch, 51, on Tuesday, Aug. 11 for one count of felony residential burglary for an incident in Murphysboro on May 11.

According to Jackson County States Attorney Michael C. Carr, a sentencing date has not been set.

Carr said according to the evidence, at about 10:30 p.m. on May 11, a Murphysboro resident heard a loud noise outside and looked out of the window of his home. He said he saw a man standing in front of his neighbor's house.

The resident said the man was looking up and down the street, and the went in the front door of the home. The caller said the man then carried what was later determined to be a TV out of the home and put it in yard.

The neighbor called police.

As police were en route, the neighbor stayed on the phone with the dispatcher and told them what the man was doing until police arrived.

When police arrived, the man was seen leaving the home. He was then arrested.

The investigation was conducted by the Murphysboro Police Department. State's Attorney Michael Carr and Assistant State's Attorney Casey Blood were responsible for the prosecution of this case.

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