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From the office of Logan County State's Attorney Jonathan Wright
Johnny Leamon, Jr. Sentenced to 17-1/2 Years in Prison

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[May 31, 2014]  LINCOLN - On September 16, 2013, Lincoln Police received a dispatch to the 1700 block of Delavan Street, Lincoln, Illinois for an assault. Upon arrival, Lincoln Police officers met with the caller obtaining information about a white male that had entered the caller's house and attacked her. Officers immediately canvassed the area locating Johnny Leamon, Jr. within minutes of the dispatch. Officers also located personal items belonging to Johnny Leamon, Jr. in the vicinity of the crime linking him to that location. Ultimately, the victim of the crime identified Johnny Leamon, Jr. as the male that had attacked her earlier that day. The Logan County State's Attorneys ' Office charged Johnny Leamon, Jr. with Home Invasion, a class X felony.

On May 29, 2014, the Logan County State's Attorneys' Office entered into a fully negotiated plea agreement with the Johnny Leamon, Jr. and his attorney. Pursuant to the agreement, the Court sentenced Leamon to 17-1/2 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.

"Thankfully, the victim was not seriously injured but attacking someone in their home deserves a significant prison sentence. We believe this plea agreement protects both the victim and the public in general," stated Jonathan Wright, Logan County State's Attorney.

"I also want to commend the Lincoln Police Department for their quick response and thorough investigation. Their hard work brought this case to a successful conclusion," Wright added.


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