Teen sentenced to prison for burglary

Teen sentenced to prison for burglary

URBANA — A Chicago teen who admitted he broke into an Urbana home last spring to steal has been sentenced to eight years in prison.

Champaign County Judge Heidi Ladd agreed to recommend Dwayne Broughton, 19, for the Department of Corrections' boot camp program.

Broughton recently pleaded guilty to the April 11 residential burglary of a home in the 1100 block of Lanore Drive.

Assistant State's Attorney Chris Kanis said an Android tablet and a backpack were stolen.

Broughton was linked to the crime through fingerprints left behind. He admitted his involvement to police when confronted, Kanis said.

In exchange for his guilty plea, two other counts of residential burglary alleging break-ins to two other Urbana homes in April were dismissed.

Kanis said Broughton had no prior convictions.

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