Man arrested in January home invasion incident pleads guilty

By Gary Scott on May 22, 2015 at 7:20am

A Jacksonville man arrested for home invasion from an incident earlier this year will serve time in the Illinois Department of Corrections.

Twenty-five-year-old Trenton Jackson of the 1100 block of North Clay pleaded guilty to drug delivery and possession of a weapon by a felon charges in Morgan County Court on Thursday. He was sentenced to five years in prison.

Morgan County State’s Attorney Bobby Bonjean says the sentences will run concurrently because Jackson was out on bond from the drug charges, which were filed in 2013. The home invasion charge stemming from a January 20th, 2015 arrest was dropped as part of the plea deal.

City police responded to a shots fired call near Jackson’s residence that night and then responded to a home invasion and robbery call in the 1000 block of Hackett. Jackson was believed to be one of the robbers, and the two incidents were apparently connected.

The home invasion charge was a Class X felony, while the weapons charge was a Class 3.

Bonjean say other drug charges and traffic offenses were also dropped in the deal.

Jackson was represented by public defender Tom Piper.