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Man found guilty of crimes in connection to 2012 IL shooting

John Cunningham (Source: ISP) John Cunningham (Source: ISP)
JOHNSON COUNTY, IL (KFVS) -

A man arrested in late 2012 in connection to a shooting near the Lake of Egypt area has been found guilty on four separate counts.

Officials say John Cunningham has been found guilty of aggravated vehicle hijacking, two counts of possession of a weapon by a felon and one count of aggravated fleeing and eluding.

A sentencing hearing for Cunningham for those charges has been set for December 15 at 9 a.m.

In November 2014, he was found guilty in Coles County of two counts of receiving/possessing/selling stolen vehicle and one count of robbery of a victim with a handicap or 60 years or older. He was sentenced to a total of 36 years on these charges.

John Cunningham and Janet Cunningham were arrested a truck stop in Morton Gap, Ky. around 4 p.m. in December of 2012.

Both were were persons of interest in the shooting and were being held on Johnson County charges of aggravate vehicular hijacking, aggravated battery with a firearm and unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon. 

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