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McHenry man given 3 years for robbery

Published: Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013 3:10 p.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013 11:53 p.m. CDT

WOODSTOCK – A McHenry man pleaded guilty Tuesday to robbery and was sentenced to three years in prison.

Lewis O. Peterson, 22, and two others were charged in June with beating and robbing a man who thought he was being driven to a party.

Peterson took $1,000 and a cell phone from the victim, Assistant State's Attorney Robert Zalud said. In exchange for his guilty plea, additional charges against Peterson were dropped, as was a petition to revoke his probation from a 2012 case.

Peterson previously was placed on drug court probation after being charged in 2012 with misusing a credit card. McHenry County Judge Sharon Prather, who accepted the plea deal, acknowledged that Peterson's crimes were the result of an addition to drugs or alcohol.

– Chelsea McDougall

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