SYCAMORE – Prosecutors upgraded charges against a 33-year-old DeKalb man accused of having a stolen pickup truck and two stolen cars in February.
Daniel Taylor, 33, of the 800 block of Kimberly Drive, DeKalb, formally pleaded not guilty to felony charges of vehicle theft and burglary at his arraignment Thursday.
Those charges typically are punishable by up to seven years in prison, but Taylor has two prior felony convictions for burglary and possession of a stolen motor vehicle, so he faces up to 30 years in prison if he is convicted. Probation would not be an option.
Taylor also pleaded not guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and domestic battery. A jury trial for Taylor was set for Sept. 9.
Taylor and Timothy Schabow, 47, also of the 800 block of Kimberly Drive, had a stolen truck and two stolen cars Feb. 21, authorities said. They also burglarized other cars around the Heatherstone subdivision near DeKalb High School, authorities said.
Schabow pleaded guilty to burglary April 11. He was sentenced to 100 days in the DeKalb County Jail and to two years of probation.