MT. VERNON – A 21-year-old Mt. Vernon man pleaded guilty Wednesday in Jefferson County Court to an amended charge of burglary in a case that originally charged him with home invasion and armed robbery.
According to Jefferson County State’s Attorney Sean Featherstun, Sharod Jahlik Wilson-Patton pleaded guilty Wednesday to an amended charge of Class 2 felony burglary and was sentenced to five years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
Wilson-Patton was indicted in August 2017 on Class X felony charges of armed robbery and home invasion after a May 10, 2017 incident in which he and Mekeyle Johnson allegedly forced their way into a home in the 4100 block of Willow Springs. Wilson-Patton was arrested on the 2017 warrant during a January traffic stop by Mt. Vernon police.
According to Mt. Vernon Police Chief Trent Page, the two suspects and a possible third reportedly pointed guns at two people in the home and threatened to shoot them before stealing cash and fleeing the scene.
Johnson was ultimately captured in West Virginia in 2018 and extradited back to Illinois on the Jefferson County charges.
A 2018 Class 2 felony charge of intimidation of a civilian was dismissed against Johnson as part of his plea agreement. He’s currently on parole.