Southern Illinois Man Sentenced on Battery and Weapons Conviction

Sep 11, 2019

A Marion man has been sentenced on multiple charges.

The Jackson County State's Attorney says 27-year-old Devin Brooks was sentenced to five years for Unlawful Use of Weapons by a Felon and two years each for Defacing Identification Marks of a Firearm and Aggravated Battery. The sentences are to run concurrent with each other. Brooks has two prior felony convictions for possession of a controlled substance.

In July, a jury concluded Brooks entered the Circle K convenience store on East Walnut Street in Carbondale and battered a customer. A Carbondale Police officer saw Brooks running out of the store and began a foot pursuit, ordering him to stop running. He eventually gave up and was taken into custody.

Other officers retraced the route taken by Brooks and found a Ruger 9mm pistol with the serial number removed and a live cartridge.