13-year prison term for Streamwood home invasion

Updated 2/18/2014 6:47 PM
  • Keewon Taylor

    Keewon Taylor

A 21-year-old Streamwood man was sentenced to 13 years in prison Tuesday in exchange for his guilty plea to a 2012 home invasion in which he admitted using a bludgeon.

Keewon Taylor also pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by a felon in exchange for a seven-year sentence that will run concurrent with the 13-year sentence.

On Sept. 28, 2012, Taylor went to the Streamwood residence of a 30-year-old acquaintance. Taylor forced the acquaintance from his home and ordered him to drive, prosecutors said. After the man deliberately crashed the car, Taylor reportedly took off on foot into a wooded area near Lake Street and Park Avenue. A manhunt ensued during which time officials locked down Tefft Middle School, Heritage Elementary School and the Poplar Creek Public Library.

No one was injured during the manhunt. The victim was also uninjured. Taylor turned himself in at the Maywood courthouse later that evening.

Streamwood police recovered a sawed-off shotgun that belonged to the defendant, said Cook County Assistant State's Attorney Mike Gerber. Taylor's 2011 conviction for residential burglary made it illegal for him to possess a firearm, Gerber said.

Taylor must complete at least 50 percent of his sentence before he is eligible for parole.

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