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Wauconda man sentenced to 5 years in prison for breaking into home near McHenry

Christopher S. Keeton, 51, of Wauconda.

A Wauconda man has been sentenced to five years in prison for burglarizing a home in unincorporated McHenry in 2016, prosecutors said.

Christopher S. Keeton, 51, of Wauconda, was charged with one count of residential burglary, a Class 1 felony.

McHenry County State’s Attorney Patrick D. Kenneally said that Keeton was sentenced to five years in the Illinois Department of Corrections by Judge Robert A. Wilbrandt.

Kenneally said that Keeton ‘knowingly and unlawfully’ entered a residence in unincorporated McHenry on March 4, 2016 with the intent to commit a theft or felony.

When the homeowner found the man inside the home, Keeton fled with items from the residence and was eventually apprehended by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Apprehension Unit four days later.

The case was investigated by members of the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and prosecuted by Kyle Bruett of the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office.

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