Two Carbondale residents sentenced to prison for aggravated robbery

Published: Jan. 6, 2016 at 10:46 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 6, 2016 at 11:37 PM CST
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JACKSON COUNTY, IL (KFVS) - Jackson County State's Attorney Michael C. Carr announced on Wednesday, Jan. 6 that Crystal J.D. Blaisdell, 19, of Carbondale and Myron R. Jackson, 25, of Carbondale, were sentenced to the Department of Corrections for aggravated robbery after entering pleading guilty in the Jackson County Circuit Clerk.

On July 31, the Carbondale Police Department stopped the victim, Jackson, who in this case was seen speeding away from a local motel.

After Jackson was stopped, he told the police that he had agreed to meet Blaisdell at a local motel. After arriving at the motel, the victim entered the room with Blaisdell.

Shortly thereafter, Blaisdell opened the door and Jackson entered the room armed with a firearm. Jackson then demanded the victim's wallet. The victim complied with the request, and Jackson and Blaisdell left after having taken the victim's wallet. The victim later identified Jackson and Blaisdell in police lineups as the individuals who had robbed him.

Aggravated robbery is a class 1 felony. Blaisdell was sentenced to serve five years in the Department of Corrections, followed by a period of two years of mandatory supervised release. Jackson was sentenced to serve six years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by a three year period of mandatory supervised release

The investigation was conducted by the Carbondale Police Department. Assistant State's Attorney Mark Hamrock was responsible for the prosecution of this case.

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