Rockford Scanner™: Perriyon L. King Sentenced To 90 years For Shooting Richard Griffin in Rockford




April 9th, 2019

State’s Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross

Winnebago County State’s Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross announces that Perriyon L. King (D.O.B. 11/9/1996) was sentenced to 90 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections by the Honorable Judge Donna Honzel. King was found guilty of Attempt First Degree Murder, Aggravated Battery with a Firearm, Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm and Mob Action Charges after a jury trial in October of 2018.

On April 5th, 2017, at approximately 4:35 p.m. Rockford Police were called to the area of North Longwood Street and Rural Street after several reports that shots had been fired in the area.

Officers found a vehicle that had been struck by gunfire. The driver, 69-year-old Richard Griffin, had been hit by one of the rounds.  A second occupant in Griffin’s vehicle was not hurt.

Griffin was taken to the hospital, and is still being treated for the injuries he sustained.

Detectives learned the defendant, Perriyon King was firing shots at another vehicle occupied by two other persons near Longwood and Rural Streets when the vehicle Griffin was driving was struck.

Attempt First Degree Murder is a Class X Felony that is punishable by a sentence of 6-30 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by three years of Mandatory Supervised Release.

Pursuant to statute, the sentence carries a mandatory additional 25 year sentence up to Natural Life in the Illinois Department of Corrections. King was sentenced to 55 years on one count of Attempt First Degree Murder.

The defendant was sentenced to 35 years on the additional three counts of Attempt First Degree Murder and 15 years on Aggravated Battery with a Firearm. Those sentences are concurrent to each other and consecutive to the 55 year sentence imposed for the Attempt First Degree Murder of Richard Griffin.

Aggravated Battery with a Firearm is a Class X Felony that is punishable by a sentence of 6-30 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by three years of Mandatory Supervised Release.  These sentences will be served at 85%.

Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm is a Class 1 Felony that is punishable by a sentence of 4-15 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by two years of Mandatory Supervised Release.

Mob Action is a Class 4 Felony that is punishable by a sentence of 1-3 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by a year of Mandatory Supervised Release.

The Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm and Mob Action convictions merge with the Attempt First Degree Murder and Aggravated Battery with a Firearm convictions.

 





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Rockford Scanner™: Victim seriously injured after a loose dog that bit the victim




Sources are reporting a serious dog bite in Rockford.

It happened just before 2 PM today near Longwood.

A person was bitten by a loose dog in the area of Longwood  in Rockford.

The injuries were reported to be serious. It is not yet known if they are life-threatening. The dog was still loose in the area. The victim was transported to a nearby hospital.

 





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Rockford Scanner™: Extrication & Multiple Injuries At An accident Scene in Rockford




 

 

It happened just after 4 PM in the area of E State st and Longwood.

Reports of at least 2 injuries. Unknown on the severity of the injuries.

Sources said extrication is needed because at least one victim is trapped inside the vehicle. This is still developing. Avoid the area.

 





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Rockford Scanner™: Another Home Invasion in Rockford, Police Investigating


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Home Invasion in Rockford 

Sources reporting just before 1:30 pm today several police officers were in the 1100 block of Jackson st in Rockford. That is near Longwood.

Reports of a home invasion near this location.

RPD confirmed a call, but would not provide any details on the call.

No suspect information, due to the encryption.
Safe to assume, the suspects got away.

No other information at this time

 





Rockford Scanner®: Person Hit By A Vehicle in Rockford, Emergency Personnel En Route






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Around 3:30 pm today emergency personnel were responding to an accident involving a pedestrian.

It happened in the area of Benton and Longwood.

A person has been hit by a vehicle near this location.

Injuries were being reported. Several emergency personnel are en route. Please avoid the area, or expect delays.

 







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