A Rochelle man received the maximum sentence of 30 years in prison Thursday following a shooting which took place in May of 2011. No one suffered any injuries.
29-year old Charles Chamness was found guilty last February on 2 counts of aggravated discharge of a firearm. The jury found him not guilty of 2 counts of attempted 1st degree murder.
The shooting occurred in the 800 block of Treatment Plant Road in Rochelle. Police say that Chamness shot at a local resident along with a vehicle in the area.
He was arrested nearly 2 months later in Princeton.
Circuit Judge Michael Mallon handed down the sentence yesterday. Chamness will do 85% of the 30 years or 25 years and 6 months. He has already been in jail for about a year which will be part of his sentence.
This is the 2nd shooting incident Chamness has been convicted involving an altercation in Rochelle. He was found guilty of aggravated discharge of a firearm in 2002 and received a sentence of 8 years in prison.
Chamness also has a drug case pending in Ogle County dealing with unlawful possession of cocaine. The arrest took place during a traffic stop. He returns to court next Wednesday in Oregon for a status hearing.