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Man sentenced to 5 years in prison for Christmas Eve home burglary in Algonquin

Charles N. Hall, 35, of Elgin.

A 35-year-old man was sentenced to five years in prison after he burglarized a home in Algonquin on Christmas Eve in 2018, prosecutors said.

Charles N. Hall, 35, of the 100 block of Washburn Street in Elgin, was charged on July 19 with residential burglary, a Class 1 felony, and theft between $500-$10,000, a Class 3 felony.

A grand jury indictment filed in court stated that Hall entered a house in the 700 block of South Vista Drive in Algonquin on December 24, 2018 with the intent to commit theft. The indictment said that Hall stole a laptop computer.

The Algonquin Police Department responded to the burglary, which occurred when the homeowner was gone, prosecutors said. Officers examined the scene and discovered DNA evidence.

The DNA evidence matched Hall’s DNA, which was already on file, prosecutors said.

On Thursday, Hall accepted a plea deal from prosecutors and pleaded guilty to residential burglary. In exchange, prosecutors dropped the felony theft charge.

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McHenry County Judge Robert Wilbrandt sentenced Hall to five years in prison. Hall is also required to pay $1,104 in court fines and costs.

The investigation was conducted by the Algonquin Police Department and prosecuted by Taylor Nesbit of the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office.


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