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Champaign man convicted of Class X felony in October shooting

Champaign man convicted of Class X felony in October shooting

1 month, 1 week ago by Scott Hardy

Tywone Mitchell, 25, convicted of being an Armed Habitual Criminal

An Adams County jury has found a Champaign, Illinois man Guilty of being an Armed Habitual Criminal in a shooting incident last October, where nearly 40 shots were fired at a car on Quincy's northwest side. 

The Adams County State's Attorney's Office announced the verdict Wednesday morning, saying that the jury took only 20 minutes Tuesday afternoon before finding Tywone Mitchell Guilty of the Class X crime. Before the start of the trial on Monday, three other counts were dropped by prosecutors. Mitchell was convicted of taking part in the October 18th incident at 3rd and Spruce, where at least 39 shots were fired from one vehicle at another. State's Attorney Gary Farha said in the statement that Mitchell has been convicted multiple times of weapons offenses, brought a gun with an extended magazine capable of holding over 50 rounds of ammunition, and fired the weapon multiple times. He added, "When I heard the recording of that shooting, it sounded like something you would hear in a movie or in a war zone. It has absolutely no place in Quincy."

The State's Attorney's Office says Mitchell is facing from 6 to 30 years in prison when he's sentenced August 16th. He remains in the Adams County Jail, where he's been held since his arrest.

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