Main suspect in Rockford murder pleads guilty to separate charge - – Rockford’s News Leader

Main suspect in Rockford murder pleads guilty to separate charges

Antwan Maxey Antwan Maxey

The man accused of firing the shot that killed Charles Spivey has plead guilty to two counts of Aggravated Fleeing.

The charges stem from an incident on May 31, 2011 when Rockford police officers were on a warrant check with an IDOC Parole officer. Antwan Maxey pulled up next to his parole agent on Jilson, but did not get out of his vehicle. He then fled northbound and Rockford Officer Honzel turned on his emergency lights and chased after Maxey after he passed the officer's car at Avon and School Street.

Officer Deutsch joined the pursuit and Maxey ran a stop sign at Haskell and Bruce as well as a red light at Ridge and Auburn. He then crashed into another vehicle before driving away. Maxey was observed to be driving at speeds of 60 to 70 mph on Crestwood. The chase was called off due to safety concerns.

Aggravated Fleeing is a Class Four Felony with a sentencing range of one to six years in prison. He is scheduled to be sentenced on those charges on February 8.

Maxey went to trial for the January 2011 murder of Charles Spivey. Police say he fired the shot that killed Spivey at a party in the 2000 block of Sherman Avenue. However, his case was dismissed by a judge in January 2012 because his constitutional right to a speedy trial was violated.

Two other men were also charged in Spivey's death. Lamont Cole was found guilty in December 2012. He is also scheduled to be sentenced on February 8. Clifford Horton is still awaiting trial.

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