Man charged with burglary to neighbor's apartment

Man charged with burglary to neighbor's apartment

URBANA — A Champaign man who allegedly entered a neighbor's apartment and stole several electronic items is due back in court in October.

Demonta M. Buffer, 20, who listed an address in the 300 block of East Green Street, was charged Tuesday with residential burglary.

He is accused of entering an unlocked apartment in the same building where he lives some time between 1:30 and 4 a.m. Sunday and stealing two computers, an iPad, an iPad Touch, an Xbox gaming system and games for it.

Assistant State's Attorney Tim Sullivan told the judge that surveillance video showed Buffer and another man coming out of the adjoining apartment and getting into an elevator. In the elevator, one of them could be seen taking colored game cases out of his pants pocket.

Sullivan said when police questioned Buffer, he admitted that he entered the apartment. He has no prior convictions.

Residential burglary is a Class 1 felony carrying a mandatory prison term of between four and 15 years upon conviction.

Judge Richard Klaus told Buffer to be back in court Oct. 8.

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