By John A. Ballentine
Brock Y. Jeffery, 23, of Wyanet, Illinois, pled guilty to five counts of burglary Friday in Stark’s Circuit Court as part of a negotiated plea agreement. Jeffery was one of three men who burglarized multiple vehicles in LaFayette, Illinois, on August 9, 2014.
The other two individuals linked to the crimes were Jeffery’s twin brother, Bo, and Dallas Duckworth. Duckworth was convicted of his burglaries in April, 2015 and received seven years in prison. Bo Jeffery awaits his Stark County trial date.
According to court testimony read by Stark County State’s Attorney James D. Owens in front of Circuit Judge Thomas A. Keith, Brock Jeffery admitted to “being high on marijuana” at the time of the burglaries.
The plea agreement for Brock Jeffery is to be sentenced to three years in prison and two years of parole after being released from the Illinois Department of Corrections. His Stark County prison sentence will run concurrently (the same time) with a Henry County prison sentence.
Brock Jeffery was sentenced in Henry County Circuit Court to three years in prison on a felon probationer escape from a law enforcement official. He was sentenced last November of that Class 2 felony.
Jeffery could have been sentenced up to 35 years in prison for the five Class 2 felony burglary counts without the negotiated plea with the State. He is eligible for day to day credit while in prison. This means his actual prison time is reduced to one and a half years. His fines and fees that he is obligated to pay, equals $1,365 on the five count conviction.
Jeffery was represented by Matt Paulson, of Rock Island, Illinois for both of his Henry and Stark County cases.