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updated: 9/4/2014 4:17 PM

Elgin man gets 7 years prison for Kane area robberies

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  • Rodney W. Boyette

      Rodney W. Boyette


A 51-year-old man accused of robberies in Carpentersville, South Elgin, St. Charles and North Aurora has been sentenced to seven years in prison.

Rodney W. Boyette, of the 400 block of Standish Court, Elgin, pleaded guilty last week to a felony aggravated robbery charge stemming from an incident in November 2013, at a Carpentersville Subway restaurant, according to Kane County court records.

Boyette faced anywhere from four to 15 years on the charge.

He was arrested in early November 2013 after police said he entered the Subway near Huntley and Randall roads, implied he had a gun and left with cash.

Police picked him up in Algonquin a short time later; no gun was recovered and the Subway clerk was not injured.

In subsequent weeks, Boyette also was charged with additional robberies: Oct. 31 at a North Aurora gas station; Nov. 1 at a BP gas station, 380 N. LaFox Road (Route 31), South Elgin; and Nov. 3 at Subway, 570 S. Randall Road, St. Charles, according to police.

Judge Susan Clancy Boles accepted the plea, in which prosecutors dismissed some other less serious charges against Boyette, as well as robbery charges for the St. Charles, South Elgin and North Aurora incidents, records show.

However, he was ordered to pay fines and restitution for all four cases, a total of $2,691.28, court records show.

Under state law, Boyette can have his sentence cut in half for good behavior in prison. He also gets credit for about 10 months served at the Kane County jail while the cases were pending.

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