Macoupin County State’s Attorney Jennifer Watson announced on Monday that Associate Judge Joshua Meyer accepted a 17-year sentence for Ryan Beck, 32 of Carlinville, who was found guilty of armed violence.
Beck has been held in the Macoupin County Jail since his arrest on June 11, 2018.
A trial was held on August 14, 2019, where evidence was presented that Carlinville Police were dispatched to Carlinville Area Hospital on June 11, 2018, to investigate a suspicious vehicle. Officers testified Beck was found in a Chevrolet S-10 in the parking lot with a .22 caliber handgun, 34 rounds of .22 caliber ammunition, methamphetamine, and various drug paraphernalia.
Further evidence showed Beck had previously been convicted of felony offenses related to methamphetamine and weapons possession.
“Thankfully, due to the actions of the Carlinville Police Department, Mr. Beck is off the street without anyone being injured,” said State’s Attorney Watson.
Armed violence is a class X felony with a mandatory sentence to the Illinois Department of Corrections which must be served at 85 percent of the time sentenced. Beck will not be eligible for parole until November of 2032.