Urbana teen charged with second burglary

URBANA — An Urbana teen already charged with one residential burglary has been charged with a second after admitting to it while in police custody.

Devon Hart, 17, who listed an address in the 2800 block of East California Street, was charged Tuesday with residential burglary to a home in the 200 block of Brady Lane, Urbana, that occurred between Feb. 27 and March 1.

Champaign County sheriff's investigator Andrew Good said Hart was arrested on Aug. 27 in connection with another residential burglary that occurred in his own neighborhood that day.

"It appeared similar to others in the Scottswood area," said Good, who has been investigating burglaries in east Urbana.

"Following that lead, we interviewed him about other burglaries that he may have been responsible for. He admitted doing this one," said Good, adding that Hart was cooperative.

"He was doing it for money," Good said, explaining that Hart was selling items he was allegedly stealing.

Judge Richard Klaus set Hart's bond on the new case at $2,500 and ordered him to be back in court Nov. 20.

He was already being held in lieu of $5,000 bond on the August residential burglary and is due back in court on that case Oct. 24.

If convicted of residential burglary, Hart faces between four and 15 years in prison.

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areader wrote on September 19, 2012 at 6:09 am

It looks like the ONLY way to teach this guy to NOT steal is to send him to JAIL!  Geez!  Stealing to get money is wrong!