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Shelby County Man Sentenced To 14 Years For Armed Violence, Burglary

A Shelbyville man has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for armed violence and residential burglary.  49-year-old Michael P. Jackson of Shelbyville was sentenced on Friday in Shelby County Court. State’s Attorney Nichole Kroncke says that Jackson was arrested by the Shelbyville Police Department on December 14th, 2020 after a burglary in progress was called in at a Meadow View Court address in Shelbyville. 


The resident had returned home and observed an unfamiliar vehicle with Jackson inside. Kroncke says that a speaker from inside the residence was on the floorboard and $85. After police searched the residence, they observed a matching speaker inside the home and a DVD and computer monitor that had been unplugged and placed near the door of the home.  


The resident says that money was missing from the home and Jackson admitted that he had located a spare key and used it to gain entrance. Later on, Jackson was arrested again, in November of 2021. Officers knowing that he had a revoked driver’s license, stopped a GMC pickup truck that he drove on West Main and Pine Street.  During a search of that vehicle, police found two dual-edged six-inch knives attached to a device that had an appearance of brass knuckles. Police also found two knives with 10 and 12-inch blades within arms reach of Jackson.


Jackson has a 2014 conviction for burglary.  He served 60 days in Shelby County Jail. He also served 4 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections on a forgery charge from Effingham County in 2010. Shelby County State’s Attorney Nichole Kroncke praised the work of the Shelbyville Police Department, saying that the diligent efforts of law enforcement resulted in a lengthy prison sentence for a repeat offender.”

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