Man sentenced to prison over theft pleas

Man sentenced to prison over theft pleas

URBANA — A 65-year-old Urbana man with an almost 50-year criminal record was sentenced Thursday to eight years in prison for his latest theft convictions.

Dewey Huff, who listed an address in the 900 block of Fairview Avenue, pleaded guilty in December to theft with a prior theft conviction in two separate cases.

In one, he admitted that on July 5, he stole whiskey from the Save A Lot grocery store, 220 N. Broadway Ave., U. In the other, he admitted that on Aug. 13, he stole a laptop computer from the White Horse Inn on Green Street in Champaign.

Judge Harry Clem sentenced him to four years in prison on each. The sentences have to be served one after the other because Huff committed the second theft while out on bond for the first.

Carlson said Huff's criminal record dates to 1964 and contains multiple convictions for burglary, theft, retail theft and residential burglary.

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