URBANA — A former Philo man has been sentenced to five years in prison for theft for stealing from a business where he cleaned.
A Champaign County jury convicted Wesley Gritmacker, 24, in June, finding that he stole about $1,100 from Springfield Electric Supply Co., 901 N. Mattis Ave., C, on June 18, 2009.
At the time of the theft, Gritmacker was working for a company that cleaned the business.
Judge Tom Difanis ordered that Gritmacker should serve the sentence after the 4 1/2-year sentence he received for a 2008 burglary conviction.
In other cases recently resolved with sentences imposed in Champaign County:
— George Kimble Jr., 41, whose last known address was in the 1000 block of East Kerr Avenue, Urbana, was sentenced to seven years in prison for violating his bail bond.
He pleaded guilty in May to doing so, admitting that after being released on bond in a 2009 felony drug case, he failed to appear in court in March and May 2010.
Court records show Kimble has prior convictions for armed robbery, aggravated burglary, theft, and possession of a controlled substance, and several for traffic offenses.
Difanis allowed Kimble to remain free until Oct. 11.
— Dennis Gurley, 52, of Lilbourn, Mo., was sentenced Friday to three years in prison for aggravated driving under the influence. He pleaded guilty to that before Judge Rich Klaus in mid-June. He was arrested Nov. 24, by Illinois State Police. Assistant State's Attorney Andrea Bergstrom said Gurley was spotted going over the lane divider on both sides of Interstate 57 northbound, just south of Rantoul.
When stopped, a trooper noted he had bloodshot and glassy eyes, and slurred speech. He admitted he had been drinking alcohol since Effingham and did not have a valid driver's license. Bergstrom said his blood-alcohol content registered at 0.226 percent.
Court records indicate that on June 1, Gurley arrived late for a court hearing. After hearing that Gurley might be drunk, Klaus had him tested at the probation office, where he registered a blood-alcohol level of 0.25 percent. Klaus revoked Gurley's bond then and put him in jail.
Gurley's criminal record includes convictions for aggravated criminal sexual abuse and murder, both from Cook County in 1985 and 1986 respectively.