DuQuoin man sentenced for violations of order of protection

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JACKSON COUNTY, Ill. (KBSI) – A DuQuion man was sentenced to prison for violations of order of protection.

Dustin Lee Dimitroff, 26, was sentenced to the Illinois Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to violation of order of protection and admitting to a probation violation in a separate case in which he was charged with violation of order of protection. Both charges are Class 4 felonies.

Dimitroff received a sentence of 5 ½ years in each case. After his release from prison, he will have to serve up to four years of mandatory supervised release, according to Jackson County State’s Attorney Joseph Cervantez.

On June 24, 2022, Dimitroff was in a home protected by a valid Order of Protection granted by the Jackson County Court. The victim returned to her home, saw Dimitroff through the window and notified police. When police arrived, the officer saw Dimitroff run from the back door of the protected home.

Regarding the older case, Dimitroff originally pleaded guilty to violation of order of protection on March 23 and was sentenced to a term of probation. While on probation, he violated his probation order by being within 1,000 feet of the protected home and a Petition to Revoke his Probation was filed, according to Cervantez. Dimitroff admitted to the violation and was resentenced to the Department of Corrections for not obeying the Court’s order. He received credit for time spent in jail on each of these cases.

The Dowell Police Department and the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department investigating the cases. Assistant State’s Attorney Penny J. Pierson was responsible for the prosecution of these cases.

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