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Crime & Courts

McHenry County Top 10 fugitive arrested

WOODSTOCK – A man accused of stealing clothing, household goods, electronics and a machete from a Woodstock store was arrested early Friday morning.

Robert R. Willett, 28, made McHenry County's top ten most wanted list after the McHenry County Sheriff's Office Apprehension Unit learned that he had left the county and possibly the state, according to a news release.

Willett was wanted on a Woodstock Police Department arrest warrant obtained on Dec. 5 and an earlier Illinois Department of Corrections warrant for a parole violation. He was on parole because of an armed robbery conviction in McHenry County in 2007.

The sheriff's office and the U.S. Marshal Service Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force took Willett into custody without incident at a home in Belvidere, the release said.

He was taken to the McHenry County Jail where he is being held in lieu of a $20,000 bond.

Willett is charged with felony theft. His next court date has not been set.

- Emily K. Coleman

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