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Petty gets 14-month prison sentence

Published: Friday, May 2, 2014 10:00 a.m. CST • Updated: Monday, May 5, 2014 2:51 p.m. CST

PRINCETON — A Macomb man has been sentenced to the Illinois Department of Corrections after pleading guilty in Bureau County Court to the Class 4 felony of driving while license revoked/subsequent offense.

Dustin R. Petty, 43, entered his guilty plea April 24 before Associate Circuit Judge C.J. Hollerich. In addition to a 14-month prison sentence, Petty was ordered to pay fines, fees and court costs totaling $322 within six months of his release from prison. Petty was given credit for time served from Sept. 13, 2013, to Jan. 21.

Petty was represented in court by Ottawa attorney Joe Navarro. Prosecuting the case was Bureau County First Assistant State’s Attorney Anthony Sciuto.

On July 23, 2013, Petty took, without authority, a 2010 Ford Explorer from a resident in Spring Valley. The owner of the vehicle found the vehicle parked on the westbound lane of Interstate 80, with Petty outside the vehicle and walking eastbound in the median. The vehicle owner contacted the Spring Valley Police and Illinois State Police who located Petty within an hour of his leaving the scene. Petty’s driver’s license was revoked for a DUI conviction in 2007 in Cook County, and he was previously convicted for driving while license revoked in 2009 in Cook County.

Petty was convicted of burglary in August 2013 in McDonough County and with aggravated fleeing and eluding police in August 2013 in Cook County. In 2009, he was convicted of possession of a motor vehicle in Will County. In 2014, he was convicted of possession of a stolen motor vehicle and criminal damage to state-supported county property in Cook County and possession of a controlled substance in Will County.

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