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updated: 10/11/2013 4:00 PM

Probation again for man who burglarized Wayne homes

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  • Evan A. Nelsen

    Evan A. Nelsen


A 22-year-old heroin user who received probation for a string of December burglaries in Wayne has been given one more chance to avoid prison.

Evan A. Nelsen, of the 27W600 block of Timber Lane, West Chicago, pleaded guilty Thursday to the felony charge of attempting to foil a drug test, which was part of his initial probation, according to Kane County court records.

Nelsen was sentenced to 30 more months probation, 180 days in jail and fined $840 after the guilty plea was accepted by Judge Susan Clancy Boles.

Kane County Sheriff Deputies arrested Nelsen after he brought a plastic honey container filled with urine into a drug test on Aug. 30, according to a sheriff's report.

If Nelsen violates his probation, which doesn't end until April 2016, he could be resentenced to up to three years in prison.

Nelsen was initially arrested in December and charged with an auto theft and residential burglaries.

Nelsen admitted that he broke into two houses and stole a computer that he later sold to buy heroin, authorities said.

He eventually pleaded guilty to a reduced burglary charge last spring and was sentenced to 30 months probation, 180 days in jail and fined $3,235, records show.

Nelson has been in jail for the past 43 days, but could be released in 47 days.

The 180-day sentence can be halved to 90 days for good behavior.

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