Jury convicts Champaign man of burglary
URBANA — A Champaign man faces between six and 30 years in prison when he's sentenced for burgling an Urbana home more than a year ago.
Assistant State's Attorney Troy Lozar said a Champaign County jury on Wednesday convicted Kevin Jordan, 25, whose last known address was in the 400 block of South McKinley Avenue, of residential burglary for breaking into a home in the 1100 block of East McHenry Street in Urbana on June 25, 2011.
Lozar said the burglary happened during the day while the residents were gone. They returned to find a back door to a garage kicked in and about $9,500 worth of heirloom jewelry stolen from a jewelry box.
Fingerprints lifted from the box were identified as Jordan's, Lozar said.
Jordan was charged with the residential burglary about a month later. While out on bond for that case, he was accused of committing three other residential burglaries in Champaign in September and December.
Lozar said he will present evidence of those at Jordan's sentencing hearing, set for Oct. 22 before Judge Tom Difanis. Jordan is represented by Urbana attorney Jim Dedman.
Lozar said he'll decide after the sentencing whether to prosecute Jordan for the other burglaries. If he's convicted of any of the others, the sentences for those would have to be served after whatever sentence he receives for the Urbana residential burglary.
At the time of his arrest in July 2011, Jordan was on probation for a 2010 burglary for which he was ordered to get drug treatment. He also had a robbery conviction from 2007 for which drug treatment was ordered.
Lozar said the jewelry in the McHenry Street burglary was not recovered.