Man, about to be released from prison, charged with Champaign burglary

URBANA — A former Champaign man with a prior conviction for residential burglary has been charged with another residential burglary.

Javon I. Johnson, 20, whose last known local address was in the 1500 block of North Mattis Avenue but who now lists an address in Normal, was arraigned Thursday in connection with a burglary that happened almost two years ago.

A Champaign police report said a woman living in the 2500 block of West Springfield Avenue awoke about 7 a.m. on Aug. 29, 2011, to find her back door standing open and a rear window open as well.

She noted that her purse, which contained identification and a debit card, was stolen. Also stolen were a backpack and tennis shoes.

Police were able to lift fingerprints from the window frame that ultimately were found to match Johnson's.

A warrant was issued for Johnson's arrest in October 2012. He was taken into custody earlier this week as he was about to be released from prison on another case.

Court records show Johnson was convicted in 2010 in Champaign County of residential burglary.

For that reason, should he be convicted of this one, he faces an extended term of up to 30 years in prison.

Judge Richard Klaus told Johnson, whose bond is set at $100,000, to be back in court April 9.

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