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Former Campton Hills man guilty of evading prison

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A 39-year-old man was convicted this week for failing to report to prison in August 2011 to serve a five-year term after pleading guilty to a string of car burglaries in St. Charles.

Daniel R. Kellogg, formerly of Campton Hills, West Chicago and St. Charles, fled to Turkey instead of reporting to authorities after pleading guilty to burglarizing several cars outside of a fitness center in St. Charles in spring 2010.

Kellogg was arrested in January 2013 after police received a tip he was back stateside and hiding at a home in St. Charles.

A Kane County jury convicted Kellogg this week of felony escape, a crime that carries a prison term of two to five years, according to court records.

Kellogg, who is being held at the Kane County jail without bond, is due in court March 12 for sentencing by Judge John Barsanti.

That also is the status date for two more felony cases pending against Kellogg, who has seven felony convictions in Kane County since 1995, including the guilty verdict this week.

Kellogg is accused of trying to sell a home that wasn't his in Campton Hills in the summer of 2011. He was renting a home on the 40W700 block of Grand Monde Drive and is accused of changing the title to his name through a quitclaim deed and then listing it with a real estate agent, police said.

He also is accused of writing bad checks in February 2011.

The two offenses carry maximum prison terms of seven years and three years, respectively.

Kellogg's defense attorney, Vince Solano, said he hopes to work out a plea deal with prosecutors on the two pending cases.

"Now that he's convicted (of escape), we're going to try and work something out. Hopefully the state will give us an offer. He won't get probation. He'll go to the joint."

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