A judge sentenced a Chicago man to five years in prison for firing a gun into a Woodstock home where a mother and her children were inside, court documents show.
Jerry Guzman, 33, of the 2700 block of North Monticello Avenue in Chicago, was charged with felon in possession of a firearm, criminal damage to property, reckless discharge of a firearm and two counts of violating an order of protection.
An arrest warrant was issued for Guzman on March 3, 2021, following a shooting in the 1900 block of Sheila Street in Woodstock.
Guzman arrived in a vehicle at the residence of a woman, who had an active order of protection against him.
Prosecutors said Guzman got mad after the woman refused to let him inside her residence.
A criminal complaint alleged that Guzman pulled a gun out and shot three times in the direction of the residence while the woman and her children were inside.
Guzman discharged the gun at the woman’s vehicle, causing damage to the front passenger side tire, the complaint said.
Guzman also intentionally crashed his car into the woman’s vehicle, the complaint said.
During the shooting, one of the rounds missed the tire and ricocheted into the victim’s residence.
The complaint said the damage to the vehicle and siding of the house was estimated to be more than $500.
No one was injured during the incident.
Prosecutors said that Guzman was under the influence of cocaine at the time and he was also out on bond for violating an order of protection involving the same woman.
Guzman was arrested by the Cook County Sheriff’s Office weeks after the shooting.
Court records show Guzman entered into a blind plea deal by pleading guilty to felon in possession of a firearm, a Class 3 felony, and violation of an order of protection, a Class A misdemeanor.
Prosecutors dismissed the remainder of the charges against him.
McHenry County Judge James Cowlin sentenced Guzman on Thursday to five years in the Illinois Department of Corrections and 364 days in the McHenry County Jail.
Guzman will receive 553 days of credit for time already served and for work assignments performed in the jail.