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updated: 6/20/2014 2:25 PM

Aurora man gets 4 years in prison for Batavia burglaries

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The fourth and final person connected to a string of residential burglaries in Batavia in August 2013 has pleaded guilty and was sentenced to four years in prison. Curtis A. Hobbs, 24, of the 1600 block of Northeast Drive, Aurora, must pay $605 in fines and fees after pleading guilty Thursday to unlawful possession of a credit card, according to court records.

Hobbs was on probation for a 2011 burglary when he was charged with three others in connection to a nine-day string of burglaries in Batavia and was sentenced by Judge Karen Simpson.

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According to police, the burglaries occurred during evenings in homes along Woodland Hills and Wagner roads on the city's southeast side, and entry was made through open garage doors and possibly unlocked windows. Stolen items were small electronics, cellphones and credit cards.

Authorities used surveillance videos in which stolen credit cards were used to buy items such as a "Walking Dead" video game to secure a search warrant, records show.

Hobbs pleaded guilty to a May 2011 burglary in Aurora and was given four years of probation, court records show. Additionally, he received supervision for two misdemeanor arrests in March and May 2013 on charges of violation of an order of protection.

Terrell Jones-Bradley, 22, of Batavia, was sentenced to four years in prison for his role in the crimes.

Sharonda Moore, 22, of Batavia, pleaded guilty and was admitted into the county's deferred prosecution program for first-time, nonviolent felony offenders.

Gregory Jordan Jr., 27, of Maywood, spent 45 days in jail before pleading guilty and getting 18 months probation.

Hobbs can have his sentence cut in half for good behavior behind bars. He also gets credit for 240 days served in the Kane County jail while the case was pending.

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