By Laura Bollin
Three men were sentenced to prison sentences last month for their roles in separate crimes in Palos Hills.
Two men were each sentenced to 33 years in prison for a home invasion in May 2009. Andrew Dortch, 34, of Calumet City, and Marcus Simpson, 24, of Matteson, were each found guilty of home invasion with a firearm on Jan. 10, police said.
Dortch and Simpson were carrying guns when they entered a home in the 10700 block of Olympia Circle at 3:23 a.m. May 15, 2009. One of the residents of the home escaped to a neighbor's home and called police, but Dortch and Simpson bund another man in the home with duct tape. Dortch and Simpson attempted to flee from police in a vehicle, but were arrested several blocks away.
Three men, including one from Chicago Ridge, were sentenced to prison for robbing a Domino's Pizza at gunpoint in 2010.
Daniel Martin, 18, of Matteson; Jerry Jackson, 18, of Chicago Ridge; and Michael M. Watts, 21, of Tinley Park, were each charged with armed robbery in 2010. Jackson and Watts were charged with armed robbery with a firearm. Two of the men reportedly entered the store on Nov. 2, 2010, and one held a silver revolver while the other jumped over the counter and took money from the register.
Jackson was found guilty and sentenced to seven years in prison on Jan. 10, 2013. Watts and Martin were both found guilty and sentenced to eight years in prison last October and September, respectively.