Urbana probation violator resentenced to prison

Urbana probation violator resentenced to prison

URBANA — An Urbana man who violated his probation for burglary by possessing a stolen car has been resentenced to five years in prison.

Marcus Brown, 19, whose last known address was in the 1500 block of Hunter Street, admitted in February that he violated the probation he had received in late 2013 by being in a car that was stolen on Dec. 17.

Urbana police said that the owner had left it running and unattended in the 1400 block of Briarcliff Drive for a few minutes before noon that day. The car was gone when she came out. The woman and a friend went looking for it and found it later in the 2400 block of Prairie Green Drive. They saw two men get out, one of whom was later identified as Brown.

Urbana police arrested him a few days later.

Judge Harry Clem resentenced Brown on Thursday to the prison term, giving him credit for 132 days already spent in jail.

Brown's burglary conviction stemmed from shoplifting at Save-A-Lot, 220 N. Broadway Ave., U, in September 2012.

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