Union County State's Attorney's Office

Six Sentenced to Department of Corrections

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 11, 2015

Six Sentenced to Department of Corrections

Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds announced the following sentences to the Illinois Department of Corrections:

Christina L. Penrod (DOB 8/21/1975) of Mount Vernon, Illinois has been sentenced to six (6) years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to one (1) count of Armed Robbery, a Class X Felony.  In the early morning hours of June 10, 2013, Penrod and a co-defendant, while armed with a knife, took nearly $900 worth of narcotics Jonesboro Rehabilitation Center & Healthcare Center, located at 995 State Route 127 South outside Jonesboro.  The case was investigated by the Union County Sheriff’s Office.

Darren M. Tite (DOB 12/2/1991) of Anna, Illinois has been sentenced to four (4) years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to one (1) count of Unlawful Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, a Class 2 Felony.  Tite was arrested in April of 2015 after an investigation by Anna Police.  At the time of the offense, Tite was on probation for the offense of Burglary, a Class 2 Felony.  Probation was revoked and Tite was sentenced to a concurrent term of four (4) years in the Illinois Department of Correction for Burglary.  Tite had been arrested on Burglary charges in April of 2014 by Anna Police.

Joe C. Hinson (DOB 2/20/1972) of Anna, Illinois has been sentenced to four (4) years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to two (2) counts of Possession of Methamphetamine Precursor without a Prescription, both Class 4 Felonies.  Hinson purchased products containing ephedrine or pseudoephedrine, a key ingredient in the manufacture of methamphetamine from Anna retailers after previously being convicted of a methamphetamine related offense.  Hinson was charged following an investigation by the Union County Sheriff’s Office/Union County Drug Task Force.

Ryan E. Jordan (DOB 10/20/1989) of Anna, Illinois has been sentenced to five (5) years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to one (1) count of Methamphetamine Delivery, a Class 2 Felony.  Jordan was arrested in April 2015 after an investigation by the Union County Sheriff’s Office/Union County Drug Task Force.

Jamal D. Oxford (DOB 1/28/1978) of Buncombe, Illinois has been sentenced to six (6) years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to one (1) count of Identity Theft, a Class 3 Felony.  Oxford was arrested in April 2015 after an investigation by the Union County Sheriff’s Office.  Oxford possessed checks of a Union County resident with the intent to commit a felony.

Melvin Brown (DOB 5/28/1953) of Cleveland, Ohio has been sentenced to two (2) years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to one (1) count of Aggravated Driving a Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol, a Class 4 Felony.  Brown drove a 2001 Freightliner tractor-trailer off of an over-pass on Interstate 57 South in August 2014.  Brown was under the influence of drugs at the time of the crash.  Brown was indicted in September 2014 following an investigation by Illinois State Police.  Brown was extradited from Ohio by the Union County Sheriff’s Office in May of 2015.

Media: Please contact the Union County Sheriff’s Office at (618) 833-5500 for any available booking photographs.

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