Golf club theft brings six years in prison

Golf club theft brings six years in prison

URBANA — A Champaign man who admitted stealing golf clubs from a home has been sentenced to six years in prison.

Judge Harry Clem agreed to recommend Brandon Faust, 21, who listed an address in the 3900 block of Montrose Drive, for the Department of Corrections' boot camp program.

Faust pleaded guilty Friday to residential burglary, admitting that on Aug. 7 or 8, 2013, he entered a home in the 2000 block of Bentbrook Drive in Champaign and stole the clubs.

Assistant State's Attorney Scott Larson said the clubs were sold online.

In return for Faust's guilty plea, Larson agreed to dismiss another charge of aggravated battery against Faust alleging that on July 13, 2013, he punched a man in the face at a party on South Third Street in Champaign, breaking bones and knocking out some of the man's teeth.

Faust was ordered to make $22,321 in restitution — $500 for the golf clubs and the rest for medical bills for the victim in the dismissed case.

Clem agreed to let Faust turn himself in on July 18 to begin his sentence.

Larson said Faust had a prior conviction for misdemeanor battery.

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