Donta L. Davis Jr., 40, of Crystal Lake.

A judge sentenced a Crystal Lake man to two years in prison after he pleaded guilty for the 11th time to driving when his license was suspended or revoked in McHenry County.

Donta L. Davis Jr., 40, of Crystal Lake, was stopped by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office around 12:53 p.m. on September 5, 2021.

Court records show Davis was driving a 2006 Jeep Cherokee in the area of Route 31 and Crystal Lake Avenue in unincorporated Crystal Lake.

Davis was initially cited for driving without a valid license, operating a motor vehicle while using an electronic communication device and operating an uninsured motor vehicle.

A grand jury later reviewed the case and charged Davis in December 2021 with one count of driving on a revoked or suspended license with 10-14 prior offenses, a Class 3 felony.

The indictment said Davis had 10 prior convictions for driving on a suspended or revoked license at the time of the traffic stop.

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The prior convictions occurred from 2006 to 2018 in Cook, Will, Lake and McHenry counties.

A warrant was issued for Davis after the indictment was issued and Davis was released on December 28, 2021, after posting 10% of a $20,000 bond.

While out on bond, the Crystal Lake Police Department caught Davis driving the same Jeep in the area of Route 14 and Route 31 in Crystal Lake on July 7, 2022.

Police had stopped Davis after he was caught speeding 73 mph in a 55 mph zone, according to a criminal complaint.

Davis was again charged with one count of driving on a revoked or suspended license with 10-14 prior offenses, a Class 3 felony, along with speeding.

Court records show he was released from the McHenry County Jail after posting 10% of a $25,000 bond.

Davis recently entered into a negotiated plea deal with the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office earlier this week.

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He pleaded guilty to one count of driving on a revoked or suspended license with 10-14 prior offenses, a Class 3 felony, in exchange for his second case, which he was charged in while out on bond, being dismissed.

McHenry County Judge James Cowlin approved the plea deal and sentenced Davis to two years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.

The sentence will be served at 50% in accordance with truth-in-sentencing guidelines.