A Jersey County man will spend seven years in jail for stalking a woman in Rosewood Heights. 27 year old Joshua Brockman of the 17-thousand-400 block of Yates Road in Grafton pleaded guilty to aggravated stalking and public indecency and must register as a sex offender.
The Madison County Sheriff’s Department was called April 19th and April 23rd following a complaint of a suspicious person outside a home in the 500 block of California in East Alton. On both occasions, a woman claimed there had been a man standing outside her bedroom window making lewd comments and fondling himself. Following the second call, police set up cameras in the area in case there were future incidents. Police again responded on May 1 to another call of a suspicious subject outside the window and while a police canine unit was unable to track the suspect, a suspicious vehicle was discovered nearby with a stolen purse inside. Police also viewed the security video that showed a masked person looking into the woman’s home. Police say the vehicle belonged to Brockman, who was contacted at his home on May 2 in Grafton and was arrested. Brockman must register as a sex offender due to two previous misdemeanor convictions for public indecency.