Winnebago County State’s Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross announces that a warrant has been issued for Rockford man for selling drugs to an individual that resulted in death.
On May 5th, 2017, Rockford Police Officers were called to a home in the 1400 Block of 12th Avenue for a possible overdose. Officers found an unresponsive male, later identified as 25-year-old Phillip John Charles Anderson-Hamilton, Jr. of Rockford. Rockford Fire Personnel arrived on scene and pronounced Anderson-Hamilton deceased. A subsequent autopsy conducted by the Winnebago County Coroner’s Office determined that Hamilton died as a result of a controlled substance overdose. Rockford Police Detectives conducted a follow up investigation which was reviewed by the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office. As a result a $1 million arrest warrant has been issued for Mitchell D. Wimbush (DOB: 7/26/1996).Anyone with information is asked to contact the Rockford Police Department at (779) 500-6551 or Crime Stoppers (815) 963-7867.
Drug Induced Homicide is a Class X Felony that is punishable by a sentence of 15-30 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by three years of Mandatory Supervised Release.
Delivery of a Controlled Substance is a Class 2 Felony that is punishable by a sentence of 3-7 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by two years of Mandatory Supervised Release.
The charges are merely allegations and the defendant is presumed innocent until or unless proven guilty in a court of law.