Johnson Receives 16 Year Sentence for Home Invasion


On January 19, 2024, David Johnson was sentenced to 16 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for committing the offense of home invasion on January 16, 2022. Johnson previously plead guilty to the charge on November 2, 2023.

At the sentencing hearing, the victim testified that she was home with four children that she shares with Johnson. Johnson kicked in the back door and attacked her in front of the children. She received numerous wounds to her face including a broken nose and lacerations. Four teeth were knocked out by the blows. She testified about the traumatic effect this had on her and the older children.

Circuit Judge Andrew Doyle found that the offense caused great bodily harm. After the defendant made a statement to the court, Judge Doyle found that Johnson showed no remorse for his actions.

Home invasion carries a sentence range of 6 to 30 years in prison. Because Judge Doyle found there was great bodily harm, Johnson is required to serve 85% of the sentence.

***Courtesy of Knox County State’s Attorney Jeremy Karlin***

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