Undrea T. Taylor, 52, of Chicago.

A Chicago man, who is a convicted felon, has been sentenced to two years in prison after pleading guilty in a case where he was charged with firing a gun at an apartment complex in Woodstock.

Undrea T. Taylor, 52, of Chicago, was charged in September 2021 with armed habitual criminal, two counts of unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon, aggravated assault with a firearm, reckless discharge of a firearm and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon.

A criminal complaint filed in McHenry County Circuit Court said Taylor possessed a gun and ammunition despite being a convicted felon and not having a license to possess it.

Taylor allegedly discharged at least one round from the gun toward the sky while he was standing in a parking lot in the 1400 block of Commons Drive in Woodstock on September 2, 2021.

The complaint said Taylor discharged the gun “without regards for where the bullet may go when it comes back down.”

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A bystander was also in the parking lot in close proximity to Taylor when he discharged the weapon, the complaint added. No injuries were reported.

A grand jury indictment said Taylor was an armed habitual criminal when he possessed the gun after having been twice convicted in separate felony drug cases in Cook County.

The Cook County Sheriff’s Office arrested Taylor in October 2021 on an arrest warrant the month prior.

Taylor was ordered held in the McHenry County Jail on a $100,000 bond following his arrest. He was released after posting 10% of a reduced $85,000.

Court records show Taylor entered into a negotiated plea deal with the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office earlier this week.

He pleaded guilty to one count of felon in possession of a firearm, a Class 3 felony, in exchange for his other more serious charges being dismissed.

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McHenry County Judge Mark Gerhardt accepted the plea deal and sentenced Taylor to two years in the Illinois Department of Corrections, which is the minimum sentence.