Rockford Scanner™: Suspect In Cherryvale Mall Shooting Is Arrested




UPDATE:

Police have taken Donald Ashford Jr.  into custody on Tuesday March 5th 2019 and has been booked into the Winnebago County Jail around noon. His next court appearance is March 19th at 9am.


On October 8th, 2016, just after 3:00pm, Cherry Valley Police were called to the south parking lot of the CherryVale Mall after reports of a shooting. Officers located one male victim, who had been shot outside of the JCPenney’s store. The victim was taken to the hospital, treated and released. Detectives conducted a follow-up investigation which was reviewed by the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office and charges were authorized against Donald Ashford, Jr.

 

Donald Ashford, Jr. (D.O.B. 8/26/1994) was indicted on four counts of Attempt First Degree Murder, two counts of Aggravated Battery with a Firearm, one count of Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm, and six counts of Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon and two counts of Unlawful Possession of a Weapon by a Felon charges.

 

Attempt First Degree Murder is a Class X Felony that is punishable by a minimum of 21 years to Natural Life in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by three years of Mandatory Supervised Release.

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.

Aggravated Discharge of 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.

Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon is a Class 2 Felony that is punishable by a sentence of 3-7 years in the Illinois department of Corrections followed by a year of Mandatory Supervised Release

Unlawful Possession of a Weapon by a Felon is a Class 3 Felony that is punishable by a special sentence of 2-10 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by a year 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.





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Rockford Scanner™: Graveyard Thief Caught On Camera At A Local Cemetery



 

A source contacted us in regards to someone stealing items from their family members gravesite in a local cemetery.

It is happening at the Calvary Cemetery.

The victim passed away a day before his birthday on 12/16/2016.  The family frequently put items on the grave site of their loved one when they visited him.

Then in March 2017 they began to notice the items they were placing on the grave was coming up missing.

They talked to the staff at the cemetery and asked them if they were taking the items or knew what was happening.  That is when they realized there was a thief on the loose in the cemetery.

Security cameras placed in the cemetery was able to capture the alleged suspect stealing items from their loved ones grave site.

The local police were contacted and are investigating.

They need your help identifying this alleged grave yard thief!