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  Pro­ba­tion was revoked and Tite was sen­tenced to a con­cur­rent term of four (4) years in the Illi­nois Depart­ment of Cor­rec­tion for Bur­glary.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.