Third sentence handed down in July 2015 armed robbery case

By Gary Scott on December 8, 2015 at 12:34pm

We’ve almost completely closed the book on the four individuals charged for a July armed robbery in Jacksonville.

Twenty-four-year-old Don Starks of Jacksonville was sentenced to four years in the Illinois Department of Corrections in Morgan County Court this morning for aggravated robbery after the Morgan County State’s Attorney’s Office added the charge as part of the deal.

Eighteen-year-old Juanlangeno Jackson and 28-year-old Jeremy Jackson, of Jacksonville were both sentenced to the IDOC for armed robbery in November for six and six-and-a-half years, respectively. A 17-year-old also involved is scheduled to be sentenced on Thursday.

The quartet was arrested in connection to an incident where a victim agreed to purchase an iPhone on an Internet site, and then meet the seller at Water and Ebey Streets.

The victim was allegedly robbed of his own phone and about $400 in cash. It was discovered that the phone was being re-sold online. A “controlled buy” was arranged through law enforcement.

According to the plea deal agreed to this morning, Starks produced a handgun during the robbery.

An armed robbery charge was dismissed as part of the plea deal.

Starks must also serve two years of Mandatory Supervised Release. He was fined $250 and ordered to pay over $1,100 in restitution jointly with the other three defendants.