Rockford Scanner™: Charges announced in 3 different investigations.




Deondre Friar is charged after a Rockford woman was shot on Broadway on July 17. He is wanted on Attempt First Degree Murder among other charges. Friar is still at large. Anyone with info on his whereabouts should call RPD

Nelson Brown charged with attempted first degree murder among others following the fatal shooting on California in June.

In addition, the owner of Chantilly Lace, Peggy D. Smith, faces 12 counts of promoting a place of prostitution.

28 men face charges of patronizing a prostitute and solicitation of a sex act.

“We’re proud of the individuals who stepped up to work with us and cooperate with us on this,” Chief Dan O’Shea.

“Human Trafficking will not be tolerated in our community” -Marilyn Hite Ross

28 defendants charged following investigations into reports of illegal commercial sex trade at The Exclusive and Chantilly Lace.

Winnebago County State’s Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross announces charges against multiple individuals after a lengthy investigation conducted at two Rockford lingerie establishments earlier this year.

The Rockford Police Department received information regarding alleged illegal commercial sex trade happening at two locations on 7th Street. After an investigation over several months, Detectives executed search warrants at the Chantilly Lace (106 7th Street) and Exclusive Lingerie Boutique (77 7th Street) on May 23rd, 2019. Code violations were noted at both businesses and as a result, the businesses were shut down. Multiple items were seized and several adult female employees were detained for questioning. The follow up investigation has been reviewed by the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office. As a result, charges have been filed against multiple individuals.

Bruce C. Wanke, 71

David A. Babler, 76

Denis T. Mabie, 76,

Donald Davis, 72

Garelt S. Stahl, 75

Harry L. Nebergall, 57

Hector Alvarez, 57

Howard A. Richmond, 53

James Athans, 80

James F. Thomason, 68

Javier E. Saavedra, 45

Larry J. Flynn, 67

Dr. Larry O. Sy, 55

Dr. Mark K. Myers, 52

Martin G. Bertagnoli, 69

Michael J. Aberle, 74

Raul Pena, 52

Randy N. Fox, 54

Robert E. Von Bergen, 52

Robert H. Mathison, 75

Roger M. Miller, 77

Ronald F. Larson, Jr., 64

Ryan T. McMahon, 46

Scott Sutker, 56

Steven M. Haas, 67

Tom Fields, 54

Tyson S. Fettes, 33

Patronizing a Prostitute is a Class 4 Felony that is punishable by a sentence of either probation or 1-3 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by a year of Mandatory Supervised Release.

Solicitation of a Sexual Act is a Class A Misdemeanor that is punishable by a sentence of either probation or up to one year in the Winnebago County Jail.

The charges are merely allegations and the defendants are presumed innocent until or unless proven guilty in a court of law.