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Herald-Whig Staff Writer A Quincy man facing a residential burglary charge pleaded guilty to a lesser charge on Tuesday in exchan ...' />
 
Quincy man enters guilty plea in burglary at senior housing complex
Published: 2/5/2013 | Updated: 4/16/2014

By DON O'BRIEN
Herald-Whig Staff Writer

A Quincy man facing a residential burglary charge pleaded guilty to a lesser charge on Tuesday in exchange for a chance at probation.

Austin Yates, 22, pleaded guilty to burglary, a Class 2 felony punishable to between 3 and 7 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. In exchange for his plea, a Class 1 felony charge of residential burglary was dismissed. Yates will be sentenced by Judge Scott Walden on March 21.

According to the plea agreement, Yates could be placed on TASC probation. Yates' felony conviction will be erased from his record if he successfully completes the probation. This is his first felony charge.

According to Assistant State's Attorney Josh Jones, Yates entered a unit at Curtis Creek, a retirement community at 823 S. 36th, on Aug. 21 and took several items from the residence, including prescription drugs. Yates was arrested on Sept. 6 and posted 10 percent of a $5,000 bond that day. He has been free on bond since.

-- dobrien@whig.com/221-3370


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