A 27-year-old East St. Louis man has received a 40-year sentence for home invasion and armed robbery in Belleville.
Charles R. Wilson was sentenced on July 15, St. Clair County State's Attorney Brendan Kelly announced Wednesday. Wilson pleaded guilty to both counts.
Wilson entered a home on South 56th Street on Dec. 1, 2011, and caused injury to a 60-year-old female occupant by striking her repeatedly with a cane and broom stick, according to court records. Wilson, while armed with a cane, also took property belonging to another 82-year-old occupant by threatening the use of force, court records state.
Kelly thanked St. Clair County Chief Judge John Baricevic for the "strong" sentence and Deborah Phillips and the Belleville Police Department for their efforts in this investigation and prosecution.
Wilson is currently serving his sentence at Menard Correctional Center in Chester. His projected parole date is Dec. 2, 2045, and projected discharge date is Dec. 2, 2048.