CARBONDALE, Ill. (KFVS) - A man was sentenced to 72 years in prison for murder.
Jarrell J. Pullen, 26, of Carbondale, was sentenced to the Illinois Department of Corrections for the 2017 murder of Javon Trott in Carbondale.
Pullen was indicted in May 2017 for the shooting death of 19-year-old Trott. He was found guilty of first-degree murder and four counts of aggravated discharge of a firearm following a three-day bench trial in Jackson County in May 2019.
On March 9, 2017, at around 5:30 p.m., Carbondale police were called to the 400 block of East Willow Street in reference to a person being shot. When they arrived, they found Trott laying in the parking lot of the Eurma Hayes Center with numerous gunshot wounds to his body.
Trott was taken to the hospital and underwent surgery immediately, but he died later that evening.
According to court documents, eyewitness testimony and evidence found at the crime scene led to the apprehension and subsequent indictment of Pullen.
Pulle fled the area after the incident.
An extensive investigation by the Carbondale Police Department led to finding Pullen in Turrell, Arkansas, where he was arrested on April 11, 2017 by the U.S. Marshal Service. He has remained custody since his arrest.
On October 16, Pullen was sentenced to serve 35 years on the first-degree murder charge. Because a gun was used in Trott’s death, an additional mandatory 25 years consecutive sentence was imposed, followed by three years of mandatory supervised release. The sentence must be served at 100 percent.
He was also sentenced to an additional 12 years of consecutive time for aggravated discharge of a firearm, followed by two years of mandatory supervised release to be served at 85 percent.
Pullen also received prison sentences of four years each for three counts of aggravated discharge of a firearm to run concurrent to the first-degree murder sentence.
This case was investigated by the Carbondale Police Department and the Illinois State Police Division of Forensic Service. State’s Attorney Michael C. Carr was responsibl for the prosecution.