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Rockford Man Guilty Of Assaulting Elderly Man

ROCKFORD - A man is heading to prison for assaulting an 85 year-old man.

ROCKFORD - A man is heading to prison for assaulting an 85 year-old man.

A jury found Tyler Lawson, 20, guilty of home invasion, residential burglary, and aggravated battery.

It stems from an incident that occurred August 12, 2013.  The victim was sleeping when he heard a loud noise.  He got out of bed and saw Lawson standing in his hallway.  Lawson then punched the victim in the face, choked him, restrained him, then demanded money.

Lawson faces at least 14 years in prison.  He could get a maximum sentence of 100 years.

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