Rockford, Illinois News

Rockford man sentenced to 41 years in prison for home invasion, gun offenses

ROCKFORD — A Rockford man was sentenced to a total of 41 years in the Illinois department of corrections Friday for a home invasion that occurred on the city’s near-east.

Alex Salgado, 28, was ordered to serve 31 years for home invasion, a Class X felony with a sentencing enhancement; seven years for unlawful a possession of a weapon by a felon, a Class 2 felony; and three years for a second count of unlawful a possession of a weapon by a felon. The sentences will will run consecutively at 85%.

Salgado was found guilty July 14, 2018, after a Winnebago County jury trial. Charges against him stemmed from an incident that happened March 24, 2018, in the area of Broadway and 15th Avenue. That’s where officers located a gunshot victim and later found Salgado in possession of numerous guns and ammunition.

Alex Salgado and his brother, Alfonso Salgado, were also charged in the 2010 murder of Steven Miller. Alex was found not guilty. Alfonso was found dead in Mexico before standing trial.

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