Latest Update: Springfield Man Sentenced to 23 Years for Attempted Murder

Jeramy S. Jones

Springfield, Illinois – On September 19, 2021, at approximately 3:00 a.m., Springfield Police officers responded to Dirty South, 1231 E. Cook Street in response to several disturbances and an unruly crowd. While at the scene, officers heard gunshots and found a male subject shot in the parking lot. The victim was taken to HSHS St. John’s Hospital for treatment.

The next day, the suspect Jeramy S. Jones, age 30, was arrested in the 2000 block of Marland Street by the Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force without incident. Jones was arrested and charged with attempted first-degree murder, armed violence, aggravated battery with a firearm, armed habitual criminal, and possession of a weapon by a street gang member.

In an update to this story, on Friday, October 13, 2023, Jones pleaded guilty to Attempted Murder and was sentenced to 23 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections, with a mandatory supervised release term of 3 years. He will be required to serve 85 percent of his sentence. In exchange for his plea agreement, all other charges were dismissed. Jones was represented by Springfield Attorney Mark Wykoff.

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