Sandoval Man Sentenced For Felony Burglary

(SALEM, IL) — A 26-year-old Sandoval man was sentenced Tuesday in Marion County court to 5-years in the Illinois Department of Corrections stemming from his guilty plea last month to felony 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. He also pleaded guilty earlier to a portion of a petition to revoke his probation in the 2015 case and was sentenced today in that case to a concurrent 5-year prison sentence. Judge Marc Kelly recommended Sloat for impact incarceration. Sloat has remained in the Marion County Jail since his January arrest, with bail set at $50,000.