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Suspects in Carbondale murder arrested in Florida

DeVale L Johnson
DeVale L. Johnson
Victor R Purdiman
Victor R. Purdiman
DeVale Johnson and Victor Purdiman

(WSIL) -- Jackson County State's Attorney Michael C. Carr has filed multiple charges in the Aug. 17 shooting death of Jamonte Allison, Sr.

Devale L. Johnson, 23, of Carbondale, IL and Victor R. Purdiman, 30, of Paducah, KY now face first-degree murder.

Investigators in Orange County, FL arrested Johnson and Prudiman on Tuesday.

A breakdown of the charges is below.

Count 1 of the Information alleges that on August 17, 2020, Johnson and Purdiman, while acting together and in concert with each other, and being legally accountable for the actions of each other, without lawful justification, performed acts which caused the death of Jamonte Allison, Sr., with the intent to kill or do great bodily harm to Allison or another by shooting him with a firearm, thereby causing his death.

Count 2 of the Information alleges that on August 17, 2020, Johnson and Purdiman, while acting together and in concert with each other, and being legally accountable for the actions of each other, without lawful justification, performed acts which caused the death of Jamonte Allison, Sr., knowing that such acts created a strong probability of death of great bodily harm to Allison or another, in that they shot him with a firearm, thereby causing his death.

Count 3 of the Information alleges that on August 17, 2020, Johnson and Purdiman, while acting together and in concert with each other, and being legally accountable for the actions of each other, without lawful justification, in performing the acts which caused the death of Jamonte Allison, Sr., the defendants shot Allison with a firearm, while committing a forcible felony, aggravated discharge of a firearm.

Count 4 of the Information, Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm, alleges that Johnson and Purdiman, while acting together and in concert with each other, and being legally accountable for the actions of each other, knowingly discharged a firearm in the direction of Jamonte Allison, Sr.

According to the Jackson County State's Attorney bond for Johnson and Purdiman is $1 million each.

If found guilty of first-degree murder, the defendants face 20 to 60 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections, followed by a three-year period of Mandatory Supervised Release. Probation is not a possibility.

Jeff Weinrich

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