A man charged with forcing entry and burglarizing multiple homes in Huntley has been sentenced to over four years in prison after entering into a plea deal.
Shawn M. Gomez, 29, of the 1700 block of McKool Avenue in Streamwood, was charged with three counts of burglary, three counts of criminal damage to property and three counts of residential burglary.
Court records show the charges stem from three different burglaries that occurred in Huntley on January 6, 2020.
The burglaries occurred in the 10500 block of Yellowstone, 12800 block of West River Park Drive and the 13200 block of Stratford Lane.
In two of the three burglaries, Gomez broke a rear sliding glass door to gain access to the residences, according to court documents.
In the third burglary, Gomez broke a window well window to gain access to the residence, court documents said.
At the time of the burglaries, the Huntley Police Department issued a community alert warning about them.
Gomez was only charged in three of the five burglaries that the police department mentioned in their alert.
It was not clear whether anyone else had been charged in the other burglaries.
Court records show Gomez entered into a negotiated plea deal with the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office on Friday.
He pleaded guilty to one count of residential burglary, a Class 1 felony, in exchange for the rest of his charges being dismissed.
Gomez was sentenced to 54 months in the Illinois Department of Corrections by McHenry County Judge Michael Coppedge.
The sentence will be served at 50% and he will receive credit for 961 days of credit for time served.
Gomez is currently serving sentences in the Sheridan Correctional Center for burglaries in DuPage and Will counties, records show.