Man pleads guilty as armed habitual criminal in Winnebago County - – Rockford’s News Leader

Man pleads guilty as armed habitual criminal in Winnebago County

Antawan Zills Antawan Zills

A man was sentenced on two separate charges in Winnebago County on Monday.

Antawan Zills, 29, pled guilty to an armed robbery that took place on July 25, 2011 at 2829 Kenmore Avenue. According to witnesses, two suspects approached them, one of which was armed with a firearm. The suspects ordered the victims out of their car and took various items from them before running away.

Zills was identified by officers as the armed suspect. He also gave a written statement detailing his involvement. Zills was sentenced to 25 years in prison for that crime.

Zills also pled guilty on Monday to the charge of armed habitual criminal after an incident that took place on July 17 at 1804 Randolph. A caller tipped police off to an armed individual who was later identified as Antawan Zills, who admitted his involvement to police. Zills had previously been convicted of the forcible felony of arson and of a felony violation of the Illinois Controlled Substances Act.

He was sentenced to 14 years in prison on the charge of armed habitual criminal and must serve at least 85 percent of that sentence. Both that sentence and the 25 year sentence for armed robbery will be served concurrently.

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