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Man May Spend Rest of His Life Behind Bars if Convicted in Armed Robbery, Shootout

Posted by wlpo on August 26, 2016

The man allegedly behind an armed robbery in Streator appeared in court Friday morning to learn the charges against him.

William Webb from Rockford is accused of robbing the south side Circle K in Streator and firing a pistol at a Streator Police officer who was first to the scene shortly after 9:00 last night. The 50-year old Webb was caught by police after a short chase. It wasn’t Webb’s first run-in with police, as he had been paroled less than a year ago for a murder sentence he was serving in Winnebago County.

States’ Attorney Brian Towne read the three felony charges against 50-year old William Webb from Rockford. Webb has been charged with Attempted First-Degree Murder, Armed Robbery, and Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm. If convicted, Webb would likely spend the rest of his life in prison.

He is currently in the LaSalle County Jail. His bond was set at $2,000,000.

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