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Princeton man’s probation revoked

Sentenced to prison for three years for burglary

PRINCETON — Tony R. Budde Jr., 35, of Princeton was resentenced on Aug. 29 to three years in the Illinois Department of Corrections following a hearing to revoke his probation for the Class 2 felony of burglary. He was given credit for 100 days previously served. He was fined $1,032 and ordered to pay $1,738.10 in restitution .

Budde pleaded guilty on June 25, 2015, to burglary and was originally placed on probation. He did not comply with the conditions of his probation because he was ordered not to violate any criminal statute of any jurisdiction and also not to consume alcoholic beverages.

On March 25, 2016, in LaSalle County, Budde was convicted of retail theft (Class 4 felony) and later on said date he had consumed an alcoholic beverage and was intoxicated. Originally, he was arrested by Princeton Police Department following an investigation after a store window was reported broken into by a store manager at the Dollar General Store in Princeton on March 6. Budde was identified by police officers after viewing the surveillance footage taken in the store. The time of the burglary indicated on the surveillance video was 12:25 a.m. The court made a finding that this offense occurred as a result of Budde’s drug addiction and recommends placement in a drug treatment program.

Budde has an extensive criminal history. He has convictions for retail theft (Class 4 felony) in LaSalle County and for criminal trespass to land (Class A misdemeanor) in LaSalle County. He also has misdemeanor convictions in Bureau County for possession of stolen property (Class A misdemeanor) and retail theft (Class A misdemeanor).

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