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Man sentenced to 25 years in jail for 2009 Rockford carjacking

Kenneth Payne Kenneth Payne

A 28-year-old man was sentenced to a total of 25 years in prison on July 27 for a carjacking that took place in October of 2009.

The incident took place on October 19, 2009, in the parking lot of the McDonald's on Auburn Street. The 83-year-old victim claimed two males attacked him, pulling him out of his car and striking him in the face, "causing his eye to shut in addition to a brain bleed." The two men then got into the car and left the area. Surveillance tapes of the interior of the restaurant show the two men following the victim.

Three days later the vehicle was recovered by Madison Police with an adult female and two female juveniles inside. The adult said that Kenneth Payne delivered the vehicle to her home and positively identified Payne in the surveillance video from October 19.

Payne was also interviewed and admitted to being at the McDonald's on that day but denied hitting the victim. Payne was charged with one count of aggravated battery and one count of aggravated vehicular hijacking on April 6, 2012. He was sentenced to 20 years on the count of aggravated vehicular hijacking and five years on the count of aggravated battery. The sentences will be served concurrently.

All of the above incidents took place in Winnebago County and the State of Illinois.

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