Crime & Courts

Cary teen violates parole, given three years in prison

WOODSTOCK – A Cary teen who failed the county’s drug court program and violated his probation is headed to prison.

McHenry County Judge Sharon Prather on Wednesday sentenced Nicholas Svoboda, 19, to three years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.

Svoboda initially was given two years probation on a case in which he was charged with burglary.

Svoboda made his way through the county’s drug court program, which required him to submit to drug tests, visit his parole officer and not be charged with another crime.

Assistant State’s Attorney Robert Zalud said Svoboda failed all three.

While on probation, Svoboda was arrested for fleeing and eluding police in what authorities said was a stolen vehicle. He also missed appointments with his parole officer and didn’t take a required drug test, Zalud said.

– Chelsea McDougall

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