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McHenry man sentenced to 6 years in prison for residential burglary

John A. Neveitt, 31, of McHenry.

A 31-year-old man was sentenced to six years in prison for breaking into a McHenry home and stealing guns, jewelry and coins, court records show.

John A. Neveitt, 31, of the 700 block of Logan Avenue in McHenry, pleaded guilty to residential burglary in front of McHenry County Judge Robert Wilbrandt.

Neveitt took a plea deal from prosecutors on Wednesday and in exchange for his guilty plea they dropped four counts of unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon and one count of theft.

An indictment says that Neveitt broke into a a home in the 4700 block of Howard Street in McHenry on March 15, 2019. He stole firearms, ammunition, jewelry and coins, the indictment said.

Residential burglary is general classified as a Class 1 felony, which carries a sentencing range of 4-15 years in prison.

However, Neveitt was sentenced as a Class X offender, which carries a 6-30 year sentence, because of his prior felony convictions, prosecutors said.

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Neveitt was sentenced to six years in the Illinois Department of Corrections by the Judge Wilbrandt on Wednesday. He will also be required to pay $648 in court costs and fines.

Following his release, Neveitt will serve a two-year period of mandatory supervised release.

The case was investigated by members of the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department and prosecuted by Assistant State’s Attorney Mary Ann Scholl of the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office.


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