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Felony cases resolved in Grundy circuit court

Published: Tuesday, June 4, 2013 9:40 a.m. CDT

Grundy County State’s Attorney Jason Helland recently released the following felony dispositions.

Howard Clark, 26, of Chicago, pleaded guilty to unlawful delivery of a controlled substance, a Class 1 felony, and was sentenced to four years in the Illinois Department of Corrections with an impact incarceration recommendation.

Clark was ordered to pay a mandatory $2,000 drug assessment and court costs.

Derek Curry, 35, of Fort Wayne, Ind., pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of more than 2,000 grams, but less than 5,000 grams, of cannabis, a Class 1 felony, and was sentenced to four years in the Illinois Department of Corrections with an impact incarceration recommendation.

Curry was ordered to pay a mandatory $2,000 drug assessment and court costs. He was given credit for 11 days served in county jail.

Deborah Kapinos, 48, of Diamond, pleaded guilty to two counts of arson, a Class 2 felony, and was sentenced to 66 days in jail and placed on four years probation.

In addition, Kapinos was ordered to pay $2,600 in restitution and must register as an arsonist under the Illinois Arsonist Registry Act.

Earnest Pearson, 28, of Morris, pleaded guilty to burglary, a Class 2 felony, and was sentenced to serve 180 days in the county jail and placed on probation for four years.

Pearson was also ordered to pay fines and court costs of $227 and provide a DNA specimen.

Michael Savoree, 22, of Seneca, pleaded guilty to theft of more than $500, but less than $10,000, a Class 3 felony, and was sentenced to 90 days in jail and placed on two years of reporting probation.

Savoree was ordered to surrender his FOID card and firearms, and pay $669 in restitution.

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