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Crime & Courts

DeKalb man accused of stealing money from school

Brandon A. Mills, 20, of DeKalb
Brandon A. Mills, 20, of DeKalb

SYCAMORE – A 20-year-old DeKalb man accused of breaking into Littlejohn Elementary School and stealing money from a teacher’s desk will be released from jail as soon as authorities can pin down where he’ll live.

Brandon A. Mills, who is listed as homeless, is charged with burglary and, if convicted, he could face four to 15 years in prison and two years of parole afterward.

Police said in court records that on May 19, passers-by noticed a broken window at Littlejohn, 1121 School St., DeKalb, and saw two people in the building before they called the police. Officers saw a child younger than 18 leaving the school, who said he was with Mills, and that they’d been smoking marijuana in the building.

Mills admitted to stealing money from the teacher’s desk, but he and the child blamed each other for breaking the window.

Mills will be placed on electronic home monitoring as soon as a residence is confirmed. He previously lived in the 1400 block of Moluf Street, according to court records, and was convicted of retail theft and resisting a police officer in June 2017, for which he got two years probation after serving 132 days in DeKalb County jail. The state has filed a motion to revoke that bond, and Mills is due back in court at 3 p.m. June 4.

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