Man resentenced to prison for probation violation

URBANA — An Urbana man who admitted violating his probation for a violation of the sex offender registration act has been resentenced to four years and 10 months in prison.

Thomas Breeden, 46, admitted to Champaign County Judge Tom Difanis in August that he violated the probation he received in April 2010 for failing to change his address within three days of moving to a new residence.

Assistant State's Attorney Troy Lozar said in April, police discovered Breeden within 500 feet of a city park in Danville, a violation of his probationary restrictions. His probation had been transferred to Vermilion County.

In another criminal case recently resolved:

— Robert L. Sampson, 29, who listed an address in the 1300 block of Abram Drive, Rantoul, was sentenced to two years of probation after pleading guilty to battery. He admitted that in February 2011, he struck a then-10-year-old child who was in his care.

At the time of his arrest, it was alleged that Sampson repeatedly hit the child with a leather belt.

Assistant State's Attorney Sarah Carlson agreed to dismiss other charges of aggravated domestic battery and domestic battery in return for Sampson's plea. Carlson said Sampson has cooperated with the directives given him by the Department of Children and Family Services.

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