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updated: 6/18/2014 1:35 PM

Gilberts man gets 4 years in prison for gun burglary

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  • David L. Schaefer III

    David L. Schaefer III


A 19-year-old was sentenced to four years in prison after admitting to a June 2013 burglary in Gilberts.

Kane County prosecutors dismissed charges against David L. Schaefer III, of the 0-99 block of Galligan Road, Gilberts, that he possessed two stolen guns and possessed a stolen vehicle in 2012 in exchange for a guilty plea Tuesday, according to court records.

Schaefer was charged with stealing a handgun, shotgun, electronics, jewelry and video games from a home on the 200 block of Tollview Terrace.

Also part of the plea, which was approved by Judge Karen Simpson, prosecutors dismissed charges of possession of two to five stolen firearms, possession of a firearm with a defaced serial number, burglary and escaping a peace officer, all felonies.

Prosecutors also dropped a felony charge of possession of a stolen vehicle in August 2012.

In addition, Schaeffer was sentenced to a year in prison and fined $430 after pleading guilty to making a false report of a stolen Geo Tracker in December 2012 in Elgin. This sentence will be served at the same time as the burglary sentence.

Schaefer receives credit for 364 days served at the Kane County jail, where he had been held since his arrest.

Under state law, he also can have his prison sentence cut in half for good behavior, so he could be released in about a year.

A co-defendant in the case, Matthew R. Dupasquier, 18, of Gilberts, pleaded guilty in January to his role in the crime and was sentenced to two years of probation and 90 days of electronic home monitoring.

He also was assessed $3,400 in court fines and costs and spent nine days in jail before he posted bond. Dupasquier has followed all the rules of probation so far, records show.

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