Camp Point teen gets five years in DOC on burglary charge

Devyn Deege
Posted: Apr. 2, 2013 9:00 pm Updated: Apr. 16, 2013 9:15 pm

Herald-Whig Staff Writer

A Camp Point teenager was sentenced to five years in the Illinois Department of Corrections on Tuesday after he pleaded guilty to a burglary charge.

Devyn P. Deege, 18, admitted stealing items from a shed at Arrowhead Heights Golf Course on Feb. 6. Deege was out of jail on bond on a previous burglary charge when he was arrested in the Feb. 6 burglary.

Judge Scott Walden accepted the plea agreement. Deege waived the pre-sentence investigation and asked to be sentenced immediately.

Deege will ask to be placed in the DOC's impact incarceration program, also known as boot camp. If Deege is accepted and successfully completes the program, he would be eligible for early release.

The theft came two days after Deege entered a guilty plea in a 2012 case. On March 15, 2012, Deege stole items from Bastert Farm Equipment in Camp Point. He was arrested Oct. 26. He was released on a $10,000 recognizance bond Nov. 13. Last week, Deege was sentenced to 24 months' probation and ordered to pay $239 in restitution in that case. He was also sentenced to 180 days in the Adams County Jail, with credit for 19 days previously served. The rest of that jail sentence was stayed.

Deege was arrested Feb. 13 on the latest charge and was held in the Adams County Jail in lieu of $75,000 bond.

Before ending Tuesday hearing, Walden warned Deege that if he commits another burglary it would be classified as a Class X felony because he now has two Class 2 burglary charges on his record. Class X is the most serious felony charge in the state, and the sentencing range in Class X cases is between six and 30 years.