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Arlington Heights man gets prison for discharging firearm

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  • Jeffrey Sterner, Arlington Heights, charged in standoff with police received a two-year prison sentence after pleading guilty in the case.

      Jeffrey Sterner, Arlington Heights, charged in standoff with police received a two-year prison sentence after pleading guilty in the case.

 
 

A 38-year-old man involved in a standoff in an Arlington Heights condominium last May pleaded guilty to two counts of reckless discharge of a firearm, court clerk records show.

In exchange for Jeffrey T. Sterner's guilty plea Friday, Cook County Judge Thomas Fecarotta imposed a two-year prison sentence, records show.

About 5:20 p.m. May 4, 2013, police received a report of gunshots fired inside a condominium on the 100 block of Wing Street.

Sterner initially refused to leave the unit, police said. The incident prompted the activation of the Northern Illinois Police Alarm System, which resulted in dozens of heavily armed police from surrounding communities flooding into the downtown area.

One of the gunshots entered the closet in a neighbor's unit, police said. The neighbor was not home at the time.

After numerous attempts to get Sterner to leave the unit, police forced their way into the condominium, took Sterner into custody and transported him to the hospital for an evaluation, police said.

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