Burglary plea brings 4-year sentence
URBANA — An Urbana teen who admitted entering a neighbor's home and stealing has been sentenced to four years in prison.
Devon Hart, 18, who listed an address in the 2800 block of East California Avenue, pleaded guilty Monday before Judge Heidi Ladd to a single count of residential burglary for entering a home in the 2700 block of East California Avenue on Aug. 27 and stealing electronics and jewelry.
Sheriff's deputies had help from a neighbor who reported seeing Hart throwing items in a trash bin. A search of Hart's home turned up a camera that had been stolen from the neighbor's house, according to Assistant State's Attorney Chris Kanis.
Hart eventually confessed to the burglary.
In return for his guilty plea, Kanis dismissed an unrelated residential burglary and an aggravated battery case against Hart.
Kanis said the teen had no prior criminal record.