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4 years in prison for man who kicked down woman’s door and injured her in McHenry County

David J. Derita, 37, of Tower Lakes.

A Tower Lakes man was sentenced to four years in prison for committing a home invasion at his girlfriend’s home in unincorporated McHenry County that left her injured.

David J. Derita, 37, of the 700 block of North Lake Shore Drive in Tower Lakes, was charged with home invasion causing injury, criminal damage to property, interfering with the reporting of domestic violence, criminal trespass to residence and domestic battery.

The incident occurred on February 9, 2019, in the first block of Hillcrest Road in Oakwood Hills, according to a criminal complaint filed in McHenry County court.

The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office said in the complaint that Derita kicked the front door of the residence, causing the frame around the door to break and the door to swing open.

Derita caused bodily harm to his girlfriend which left her injured with a bump and bruise to her forehead, the complaint said.

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He also stopped her from calling 911 to report the incident, the complaint added.

Derita pleaded guilty to a downgraded charge of attempted home invasion, a Class 1 felony, as part of a plea deal approved by McHenry County Judge Robert Wilbrandt. His other charges were dropped as part of the deal.

Wilbrandt sentenced the man to four years in the Illinois Department of Corrections and he will be required to pay $9,264 in court fines and fees.


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