Man Sentenced For August 2019 Burglary Spree

By Benjamin Cox on May 26, 2020 at 10:26am

A Jacksonville man is going to spend a significant amount of time in prison for his part in home invasions last year. 23 year old Tyler J. Runk of Jacksonville was sentenced to 40 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections in Pike County Court on Friday for his role in a series of home invasions that occurred in Adams, Morgan, Pike, and Scott counties on August 15th and 16th last year.

Runk pleaded guilty March 5 to three counts of home invasion, one count of residential burglary, one count of unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon, one count of possession of a stolen firearm, and three counts of felony theft. Due to the statutory minimum on the first count of home invasion, the minimum sentence Runk could have received was 26 years. Runk had three accomplices in the crime spree.

26 year old Gemarco D. Tate of Jacksonville pleaded guilty last October to three counts of home invasion and one count of residential burglary. He was sentenced to 32 years in IDOC. He has filed a motion to withdraw his guilty plea, which is set for hearing on June 16th. 29 year old Jordan T.R. Gallup of Jacksonville pleaded guilty last December to two counts of residential burglary and one count of unlawful possession of a stolen vehicle. He was sentenced to 12 years in IDOC to be served concurrently with a 7 year sentence on a possession of a stole vehicle case. 29 year old Edwin L Powell of Jacksonville filed a Motion for Fitness Assessment on March 31st. His case is set for status on June 16th.