Mt. Vernon woman sentenced for armed robbery of Union County rehab center

UNION COUNTY — A 39-year-old Mt. Vernon woman has been sentenced to 6-years in the Illinois Department of Corrections, after she pleaded guilty in Union County Court to armed robbery.

According to court records, Christina L. Penrod and a co-defendant took nearly $900 worth of narcotics from the Jonesboro Rehabilitation Center and Healthcare Center while armed with a knife in the early morning hours of June 10, 2013. The case was investigated by the Union County Sheriff’s Office.