A sentence for a Rochelle man will remain at 30 years in prison following a shooting which took place in May of 2011. No one suffered any injuries from the incident.
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.
Chamness was in court yesterday for a motion hearing to reduce his sentence. Circuit Judge Michael Mallon denied his request. Chamness will do 85% of the 30 years or 25 years and 6 months in prison. He has already been in jail for about a year which will be part of his sentence. Chamness plans to appeal the sentencing.
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 the Department of Corrections.
Chamness also has a drug case pending in Ogle County dealing with unlawful possession of cocaine. The arrest took place during a traffic stop.