JACKSON COUNTY (WSIL) -- The man convicted of attempted murder in connection to a 2019 shooting outside of Tres Hombres, in Carbondale, has been sentenced to prison.
Jody Pullen, Jr., 28, of Carbondale, was sentenced to a total of 84 years for attempt first-degree murder, multiple counts of aggravated battery with a firearm, and aggravated discharge of a firearm.
He was found guilty back in November of 2019 for for the April 12, 2019 shooting near the restaurant and ABC Liquors.
Pullen was sitting in the store's drive-thru when an argument ensued. He then pulled a gun and started firing multiple shots.
Four people were injured, including two innocent bystanders that were sitting in the beer garden at Tres Hombres.
Jackson County State's Attorney Joseph Cervantez plans a press conference on Friday, Jan. 22 to address Pullen's sentencing.
Jackson County State’s Attorney Joseph Cervantez explained that “every citizen should be able to live, work, and enjoy life in this community without the fear or threat from gun violence.” He went on to add that “the sentence for Pullen is not necessarily a win for anyone unless we use it as a reason to implement programs to deter similar behavior. Although our streets are safer with Pullen sentenced, we still have work to do.”
State’s Attorney Cervantez explains that this is not just a neighborhood problem, this affects the entire community because absolutely no one is exempt from gun violence.
He plans to work with law enforcement and community organizations in the upcoming weeks to discuss viable options for substantive programs that can be implemented in Jackson County. “Together, we will curb gun violence in Jackson County,” Cervantez said.
Carbondale Police Department Interim Chief Stan Reno stated, “We must remember the victims in this senseless act of violence who suffered both physically and mentally. I want to acknowledge the officers and detectives that responded to this dangerous in-progress event and their tireless work to bring the offenders to justice. I am thankful for the support the community provided in this investigation, and I look forward to developing more partnerships to prevent any future violence in our community. I am committed to providing the resources and support to make Carbondale a safe place to live and visit.”