Man sentenced to 19 years for 2010 shooting on South Day Avenue
Online Staff Report
Earl Boyd, 40, was found guilty Feb. 17 of aggravated discharge of a firearm after a jury trial in front of Judge John Truitt and sentenced May 31 to 19 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
Aug. 23, 2010, officers were called to 119 S. Day Ave., Rockford, in reference to a shooting. Police observed that the rear of a Pontiac Grand Am in the driveway had been struck three times by gunfire, as well as that there were two bullet holes in the front door of the house. Witnesses saw Boyd with a gun that evening and an eyewitness saw Boyd with a gun heading in the direction of 119 S. Day St. before hearing multiple gunshots.
Aggravated discharge of a firearm is a class 1 felony, class X sentencing, six to 30 years with three years mandatory supervise release. Truth in sentencing applied at 85 percent.
Posted May 31, 2012
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