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An Aurora man was sentenced in a Grundy County court case on September 26th. The Dwight Police Department said Curtis Johnson, 40, of Aurora entered a gas station on Northbrook Drive in Dwight, displayed a handgun and then fled the business with an unknown amount of cash and merchandise.

The robbery occurred around 1 a.m. on Tuesday, February 1st of 2022. He was arrested by the Channahon Police Department and Elwood Police Department after a traffic stop on Interstate 55 nearly an hour after the incident. During the stop, evidence of the robbery was located within the vehicle. 

Johnson pled guilty to Aggravated Robbery, a class one felony and was sentenced to 18 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. He was given credit for serving 258 days in the Grundy County Jail.

According to the Illinois Department of Corrections, Johnson was sentenced to 12 years in prison for Armed Robbery from Cook County in 2004. He was then sentenced to 20 years for Armed Robbery from DuPage County in 2012. Johnson was released from his latest prison term in January of 2021.

The Dwight Police Department was also assisted by the Livingston County Sheriff's Department and Grundy County Sheriff’s Office.