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Crime & Courts

Bond set at $10K for man accused of burglarizing DeKalb apartment

Gavin P. Fiedler, 22, of DeKalb
Gavin P. Fiedler, 22, of DeKalb

SYCAMORE – A homeless man accused of assaulting a DeKalb woman and demanding money appears destined for time in DeKalb County jail.

Gavin P. Fiedler, 22, who told Judge Philip Montgomery on Tuesday that he lives at Hope Haven, is charged with robbery, typically punishable by three to seven years in prison.

Montgomery said considering the fact that Fiedler is serving a conditional discharge sentence for a felony theft charge, and that he's failed to appear in court a couple of times, his bond will stand at the $10,000 posted on his warrant.

Police say in court records that just before midnight Nov. 23, Fiedler knocked on the door of an apartment in the 500 block of Normal Road, pushed the woman who was there, restrained her and demanded money. The records show she gave him $40, he left, and she later identified him in a photo lineup.

Montgomery asked whether Fiedler will be able to post $1,000 bail to be released.

"I can post nothing, sir," Fiedler said. "No one in my family has any money."

If bail is posted, Montgomery ordered that Fiedler have no contact with the victim or the property.

Fiedler is due back in court at 9 a.m. March 2.

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