Carbondale man sentenced for aggravated kidnapping, home invasion

JACKSON COUNTY, Ill. (KBSI) – A Carbondale man was sentenced to 24 years for aggravated kidnapping and 20 years for home invasion.

Justin D. Carr, 40, of Carbondale was sentenced Carr to 24 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by three years of mandatory supervised release for aggravated kidnapping and 20 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by 18 months of mandatory supervised release for home invasion after a sentencing hearing held on November 4.

Carr will serve 85% of his sentence, according to Jackson County State’s Attorney Joseph A. Cervantez.

On January 2, 2022, Carbondale Police officers responded to the 600 block of West Mill Street regarding a kidnapping.

Officers found the victim safe in Murphysboro and in need of serious medical treatment.

Justin D. Carr, and another suspect, later identified as Jalyn A. Rush, 22, of Lexington, Illinois, forced entry into the residence and battered the victim, according to Jackson County State’s Attorney Joseph A. Cervantez.

Then they took the victim by force to another location where the victim was battered. The victim was eventually able to escape the suspects and run to safety.

The Carbondale Police Department led an investigation which led to Carr’s arrest. State’s Attorney Cervantez conducted the sentencing hearing on November 4.

The co-defendant in the case is set to be sentenced on December 13.

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