Sandoval Man Pleads Guilty To Residential Burglary

(SANDOVAL, IL) — A 26-year-old Sandoval man pleaded guilty Tuesday in Marion County Court to a Class 1 felony charge for residential burglary. According to Sandoval police, Andrew Sloat was arrested in January after they questioned him about a September burglary of a Sandoval home where a laptop computer and prescription medication was taken. Sloat entered the home while its resident was sleeping. He later attempted to sell the computer to an area pawn shop, but ultimately sold it on Ebay. At the time of his arrest, Sloat was also wanted on an outstanding warrant stemming from a 2015 conviction for felony domestic battery. In court Tuesday he also pleaded guilty to a portion of a petition to revoke his probation in the 2015 case if the State agreed to not seek an extended term. Sloat was advised, however, that any sentence imposed in the 2017 case will have to be served consecutively to the sentence imposed in the 2015 case. Sloat has remained in the Marion County Jail since his January arrest, with bail set at $50,000. He was released Tuesday on probation until his May 9 sentencing hearing.