Fingerprints link man to Urbana burglaries

URBANA — A Chicago man's fingerprints have linked him to burglaries at three homes in southeast Urbana that occurred last month.

Dwayne T. Broughton, 19, was charged Wednesday in Champaign County with three counts of residential burglary.

Urbana police Sgt. Dan Morgan said officers sent off fingerprint lifts from two of the homes to the state crime lab and learned recently that the prints matched Broughton's.

The break-ins he was charged with were:

— April 11 or 12, 1100 block of Lanore Drive; an Android computer tablet was stolen.

— April 19, 2000 block of East Florida Avenue; a laptop computer was stolen.

— April 21, car keys and a car were stolen from a home in the 1100 block of East Mumford Drive. The car was recovered later that day by Chicago police, and Broughton was one of three people in it. At the time, he had in his possession the laptop computer taken from the Florida Avenue home.

Morgan said Broughton was released after his arrest in Chicago but was arrested again by Urbana police on Tuesday after they had the information from the state crime lab about the fingerprint matches.

If convicted, Broughton faces a mandatory prison term of between four and 15 years.

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