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Quincy man facing multiple felonies sentenced to 15 years in prison

By Herald-Whig
Posted: Jan. 12, 2019 12:01 am

QUINCY -- A Quincy man with six pending felony cases from 2018 has been sentenced to 15 years in the Illinois Department Corrections after entering a guilty plea Friday in Adams County Circuit Court.

Anthony M. Callis, 29, pleaded guilty to charges of armed habitual criminal, possession of methamphetamine and possession of a debit card and was immediately sentenced by Judge Amy Lannerd.

Callis received six years for the armed habitual criminal charge and nine years for the possession of methamphetamine charge, which will be served consecutively. He also was sentenced to three years for the possession of a debit card charge, but that sentence will be served concurrently.

An indictment filed Oct. 4 alleged that Callis possessed a .22-caliber revolver on Sept. 25, despite two previous felony convictions out of Hancock County. He had reportedly entered a home that day in the 1300 block of Harrison with the intent to burglarize it.

The methamphetamine charge alleged he possessed less than 5 grams of methamphetamine on May 15, and the possession of debit card charge alleged that on May 13 obtained a debit card after stealing a purse.

As part of the negotiated plea, two counts of theft, one count of residential burglary, one count of burglary, one count of unlawful possession of weapons by a felon, one count of possession of methamphetamine and one misdemeanor count of resisting a peace officer were dropped.

Callis must serve 85 percent of the sentence for being an armed habitual criminal, while the two other sentences are served at 50 percent before he is eligible for parole.

He received credit for 176 days served in the Adams County Jail.

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