A Pana man has pleaded guilty to burglary charges on Thursday at the Christian County Courthouse. 20 year old Tristan L. Dilley was arrested in May for a string of residential burglaries that occurred in the rural Pana area. Dilley had allegedly entered a mix of residences and garages, as well as several vehicles and had taken over $2500 in property. Dilley was sentenced to 6 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections, as well as two years of mandatory supervised release following that.
Judge Brad Paisley asked Dilley what the reason was for his criminal history, to which Dilley replied a history of drug abuse. Judge Paisley marked in the judgement that the crimes had been committed due to a drug addiction, which will allow Dilley access to treatment while in the Department of Corrections.