A 60-year-old man who tried robbing a convenience store near McHenry while armed with a butcher knife in 2019 has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge, court records show.
Steven C. Glennon, 60, of the 28400 block of North Highview Road in McHenry, was charged with one count of aggravated robbery while indicating a firearm, a Class 2 felony.
Glennon accepted a plea deal on Friday from the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office where he pleaded guilty to attempted robbery and his more serious charge was dismissed.
Glennon was arrested on May 7, 2020, nearly one year after the crime, after detectives identified him as the suspect.
The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office began investigating the armed robbery on May 9, 2019, which occurred at Nezda’s Little Store, located at 502 Ringwood Road in unincorporated McHenry.
The sheriff’s office said at the time of the incident that a man with a butcher knife entered the store and tried robbing it.
They say he demanded money from the cash register and lottery machine at the front counter. No one was hurt during the incident.
Glennon was already being held in the McHenry County Jail for a drug-induced homicide case when he was charged on February 4 with the robbery.
Glennon was charged on March 27 with three counts of drug-induced homicide, a Class X felony, and three counts of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance, a Class 2 felony, for an unrelated incident.
Court records say that Alexander Ventresca, 27, died at his home in McHenry on November 26. The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office began an investigation into his death.
Detectives reviewed Ventresca’s phone records and they showed that he made efforts to obtain drugs during the morning and early afternoon of November 26, prosecutors said.
A criminal complaint alleges that Glennon sold Ventresca less than one gram of fentanyl and heroin mixture which ultimately led to the man’s death.
Ventresca traveled to Glennon’s apartment to obtain the drugs. Ventresca did not leave his house again after returning home from Glennon’s apartment and was found dead several hours later, prosecutors said.
At the time of the drug deal, Glennon was out of jail on bond following an unlawful possession of heroin charge, prosecutors said in court documents.
As part of his Friday plea deal for the robbery, Glennon also pleaded guilty to unlawful delivery of a controlled substance for the drug overdose case. In exchange, prosecutors dropped his drug-induced homicide charges.
A judge revoked Glennon’s bond and ordered him to remain held in the McHenry County Jail awaiting a May 6 sentencing hearing.