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posted: 5/31/2013 5:20 PM

Burglar sent to prison for Aurora theft

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  • Jeoffrey A. Walter

    Jeoffrey A. Walter


A 49-year-old DeKalb County man was sentenced to six years in prison on Friday for his role in a July 2010 burglary in Aurora.

Jeoffrey A. Walter, of Plano and Somonauk, had been convicted April 23 by a Kane County jury of one felony county of burglary and one felony count of theft.

Authorities said Walter and co-defendant Kevin Kosatka, 49, of West Chicago, broke into locked trucks the evening of July 27, 2010, at a business on the 1200 block of Aurora Avenue and stole four chain saws.

In February 2011, Kosatka pleaded guilty to one felony count of attempted burglary and was sentenced to 2 years in prison.

Kane County prosecutors said Walter was eligible for extended-term sentencing because of his criminal history. He spent four years in prison after pleading guilty in 1983 to residential burglary in West Chicago. He spent another eight years and nine months in prison after pleading guilty in 1987 to attempted armed robbery.

Walter was eligible for day-for-day sentencing in the Aurora burglary case and was given credit for at least 42 days served in the Kane County jail, according to prosecutors.

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