Prison sentence for admitted house burglar

URBANA — A Champaign man who admitted breaking into a home in that city last summer and stealing electronics was sentenced Wednesday to five years in prison.

David L. Moore, 22, who listed an address in the 1000 block of West Bradley Avenue, pleaded guilty before Judge Tom Difanis to residential burglary, admitting that on Sept. 12, he broke in a home in the 500 block of East Eureka Street.

Assistant State's Attorney Stephanie Weber said a laptop computer, two iPads, jewelry and cash were stolen.

Police linked Moore to the crime from fingerprints found on a television that had been taken off the wall but not removed from the house, Weber said.

In exchange for Moore's guilty plea, a second case of residential burglary alleging that Moore broke into a home in the 1000 block of Northwood Drive, Champaign, on Jan. 18 was dismissed.

The probation he was on for a 2011 robbery conviction was also terminated unsuccessfully, Weber said.

Moore also had a prior conviction for domestic battery as an adult and juvenile adjudications for resisting arrest and residential burglary.

Moore was given credit on his sentence for 56 days already served in jail.

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