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updated: 10/7/2013 1:56 PM

Elgin man gets 2 years probation in ATV theft

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  • Deondre J. Nance

      Deondre J. Nance


An 18-year-old man who Elgin police said was caught riding an ATV through the same neighborhood on the same day in which it was reported stolen received two years of probation after pleading guilty to a felony burglary charge, according to Kane County court records.

Deondre J. Nance, of the 300 block of Billings Street, Elgin, also spent 43 days in jail while the case was pending and must pay a fine of $1,380, records show.

Kane County Judge Clint Hull accepted the guilty plea Friday in which prosecutors dismissed other burglary charges.

If Nance violates his probation, which also includes drug testing, he could be resentenced to up to seven years in prison.

Nance and an Elgin teen, Esteban Ortiz, of the 100 block of Jewett Street, were charged in late August with a string of car burglaries in the 200 block of Orchard Street, police said.

Nance was charged with stealing an ATV that was reported stolen from a garage in the early morning hours of Aug. 22. He was arrested after being spotted riding the ATV in the area later that same day, police said.

Ortiz, 17, pleaded guilty in September after spending 22 days in jail and also received three years probation.

At the time of his arrest, Nance was free on bond on charges of felony property damage and misdemeanor resisting arrest from a July 14, 2013, incident in Elgin, records show. Nance also pleaded guilty to criminal property damage and received two years probation and a $695 fine. If he violates probation, he could be resentenced up to three years in prison.

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