Online Staff Report
A Rockford man will spend more than 30 years in prison for several offenses stemming from a high-speed chase through Rockford in 2010, Winnebago County State’s Attorney Joe Bruscato announced Friday, April 25.
Tirinocorinthi Jackson, 33, was sentenced to a total of 58 Years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon, being an armed habitual criminal, aggravated fleeing and criminal damage to state property by Judge John Lowry.
Jackson was found guilty of each offense after a jury trial in December 2013. His terms in prison run concurrently, except for the sentence for aggravated fleeing to elude a police officer and damage to state property.
Rockford Police were conducting a traffic stop in November 2010 when the female driver got out of the vehicle and Jackson got into the driver’s seat. Jackson sped from the sece and accelerated to an estimated speeds of more than 80 mph through Rockford.
Jackson ran several stop signs before he lost control of the car and crashed into a tree in the 800 block of Winthrop Lane. Jackson tried to run away, but was taken into custody. There was a handgun in the vehicle and Jackson was wearing a bullet proof vest. While Jackson was in the back of the squad car, he also kicked the rear windows, causing them to become separated from the door frame
Being an armed habitual criminal is a Class X felony with a sentencing range of 6-30 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. For that offense, Jackson received a 30-year sentence with three years mandatory supervised release (parole). Under Illinois’ truth-in-sentencing law, he must serve 85 percent of the sentence.
For the charge of unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon, a Class X felony, Jackson was sentenced to 20 years in prison and three years supervised release. This sentence runs concurrent with sentencing on the armed habitual criminal charge. The Honorable Judge Lowry gave Jackson a six-year sentence with one year of Mandatory Supervised Release. This sentence is consecutive to the sentences imposed in Armed Habitual Criminal and Unlawful Possession of Weapon by a Felon.
Lowry also sentenced Jackson to a six-year consecutive term in prison for aggravated fleeing and a two-year consecutive sentence for damaging state property.
Jackson has also been charged with first-degree murder in the February 2010 shooting death of 19-year-old Terrance Shumante and gun charges stemming from a shooting at a Rockford Applebee’s in April 2010.