St. Louis man receives 20-year sentence after committing armed robbery in home of Pittsfield victim

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Jordan Rahaman | Photo courtesy of Pike County Jail

PITTSFIELD, Ill. — Judge Debra L. Wellborn sentenced Jordan R. Rahaman of St. Louis on Thursday in Pike County Circuit Court to 20 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for an armed robbery committed on Sept. 8, 2021, in Pittsfield. 

Wellborn also sentenced Rahaman to concurrent 5-year sentences on charges of aggravated battery causing great bodily harm, intimidation and unlawful possession of a stolen vehicle.

Rahaman committed an armed robbery in the home of a Pittsfield resident. He also broke the victim’s nose and two ribs, took multiple items from the victim’s home and fled in the victim’s car. Rahaman was apprehended a few months later in St. Louis. 

A Pike County jury deliberated for 2 hours, 28 minutes on July 13 before returning verdicts of guilty on charges of armed robbery, aggravated battery causing great bodily harm, intimidation, and unlawful possession of a stolen vehicle. The jury returned not guilty verdicts on charges of aggravated battery by strangulation and armed violence. 

Pike County State’s Attorney Zachary Boren and Assistant State’s Attorney Leecia Carnes represented the state. Jennifer Thompson, a deputy chief with the Pittsfield Police Department, was the lead investigator in the case. 

Boren also said the St. Charles (Mo.) Prosecuting Attorney’s office also provided timely assistance in producing a key witness for trial. 

“I appreciate the hard work by the Pittsfield Police Department, court personnel and my staff to bring this case to a successful conclusion,” Boren said in a press release. “This conduct is egregious, and I hope this sentence sends a message that it will not be tolerated in Pittsfield or Pike County.”

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