Southern Ill. man sentenced to prison on gun, battery charges

Southern Ill. man sentenced to prison on gun, battery charges
Devin D. Brooks, 27, of Marion, Illinois was found guilty after a two day jury trial (Source: Jackson County SA)

CARBONDALE, Ill. (KFVS) - The Jackson County State’s Attorney, announced on Sept. 9 that Devin D. Brooks, 27, to five years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.

Brooks was sentenced on Sept. 6 to five years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for unlawful use of weapons by a felon, a non-probationable Class 3 Felony, and two (2) years each on for defacing identification marks of a firearm and aggravated battery, both Class 3 Felonies.

Officials said the sentences are to run concurrent with each other.

Brooks was found guilty on all charges on July 19, 2019, following a two-day jury trial in Jackson County.

On January 11, 2019, officers with the Carbondale Police Department responded to a report of a man with a gun at the Circle K Gas Station on East Walnut Street, Carbondale, Illinois.

That incident resulted in Brooks’ arrest and eventual sentencing.

Brooks has two prior felony convictions for possession of a controlled substance.

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