Wonder Lake man pleads guilty to firearm charge

WOODSTOCK – A man who was accused of firing shots toward his wife inside their Wonder Lake home pleaded guilty to a lesser, amended charge.

Kenneth W. Stubner, 46, on Tuesday entered a blind plea, meaning there was no agreement between attorneys on a possible jail sentence.

The amended charge – attempt aggravated discharge of a firearm – is probational and carries a possible sentence of between three to seven years in prison. He will be sentenced April 16.

According to court documents, Stubner fired two shots on April 28, 2013 from a shotgun in the direction of his wife, Peggy Stubner. Their verbal dispute ended in a standoff with police after Kenneth Stubner barricaded himself in the house, authorities said at the time.

He eventually turned himself in without incident.

Kenneth Stubner's guilty plea was accepted by McHenry County Judge Sharon Prather.

– Chelsea McDougall