A man accused of committing an armed home invasion in Lake in the Hills with two juveniles has taken a plea deal and was sentenced to six years in prison.
Tavares L. Fowler, 27, of the 100 block of Skyline Drive in Carpentersville, was charged in February 2021 with home invasion, aggravated robbery, residential burglary, criminal trespass to residence and theft.
Two other male suspects, who were 17 years old and 14 years old at the time, were charged with home invasion, aggravated robbery, residential burglary and theft.
The Lake in the Hills Police Department said a home invasion occurred on January 20, 2021, in the 0-100 block of Grant Avenue.
The victim reported multiple male subjects forcibly entered the residence through the front door and were armed, Lake in the Hills Police Communications Coordinator Ashley Eccles said at the time.
Prosecutors said Fowler directed the two juveniles to steal a computer during the incident.
The victim, who knew one of the offenders, did not sustain any injuries. Officers were informed the suspects fled in a dark sedan.
Officers quickly located a vehicle matching the reported description traveling southbound on Crystal Lake Road, Eccles said.
The vehicle, a 2000 Honda Accord, was being driven by Fowler and occupied by three additional individuals.
Officers conducted a traffic stop and located property belonging to the victim along with a BB gun, which was used in the incident.
Fowler and the two juveniles were placed into custody without incident.
The 17-year-old was found in possession of a controlled substance and damaged a police department holding cell. He was additionally charged with possession of a controlled substance and criminal defacement.
Last Tuesday, Fowler entered into a negotiated plea deal with the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office, court records show.
He pleaded guilty to one count of residential burglary, a Class 1 felony, in exchange for all of his other charges, including a Class X felony, being dismissed.
McHenry County Judge Robert Wilbrandt approved the plea deal and sentenced Fowler to six years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
Fowler will be required to serve his sentence at 50% and will receive 377 days of credit for time already served in the McHenry County Jail.