URBANA — An Urbana man who broke into a truck at a store in Urbana to steal computer equipment has been sentenced to seven years in prison.
Daniel J. Day, 30, who listed an address in the 1600 block of Ivanhoe Way, pleaded guilty Tuesday before Champaign County Judge Harry Clem to burglary. He admitted he entered a pickup truck belonging to the Woodforest National Bank that was parked in the lot of the Walmart store, 100 S. High Cross Road, U, on July 9 and stole computer equipment.
Urbana police said a woman with Day told police what he had done. Police were able to recover the stolen equipment.
In return for Day's plea to the burglary charge, Larson said, an unrelated, less serious theft case stemming from his arrest in March was dismissed.
Larson said Day had prior convictions for theft, domestic battery, robbery and reckless conduct.
Day was given credit on his prison sentence for 36 days already served in police custody.