Man pleads guilty to felony vandalism charges


By Nick Walton - [email protected]



One of three people indicted for local vandalism pleaded guilty to charges this week.

Adrian D. Recker, 18, pleaded guilty to three fourth degree felony vandalism charges along with first degree misdemeanor charges of petty theft and unauthorized use of a vehicle Wednesday. Two fifth degree felony breaking and entering charges and a first degree misdemeanor unauthorized use of a vehicle were dismissed during the hearing.

A sentencing hearing is scheduled for Oct. 17.

Recker, Kyle T. Duhl and Zachary R. Garvey are charged with multiple charges in relation to vandalism that occurred the evening of June 17. The Urbana Police Division sought the community’s assistance in solving multiple overnight crimes that occurred on that date resulting in heavy damage and a high value loss of property to multiple victims.

These victims included Taylor Maintenance, All-Phase Electric Supply Company and The Coffee Depot.

Using information provided by the public, police located Recker the next day and took him into custody. During questioning, police were able to determine that Recker as well as two other men and two juveniles were responsible for the overnight crimes.

Duhl, 18, was indicted in August on three counts of vandalism, two counts each of breaking and entering and unauthorized use of a vehicle and one count each of criminal trespass and petty theft. A final pretrial conference in his case is scheduled for Oct. 5.

Garvey, 18, was indicted on three counts of vandalism, two counts each of breaking and entering and unauthorized use of a vehicle and one count each of criminal trespass, petty theft, criminal damaging or endangering, receiving stolen property and failure to comply with underage alcohol laws.

He was indicted again this month on one count each of unauthorized use of vehicle and receiving stolen property. The grand jury indictment contends the new charges stem from conduct that occurred between July 28 and Aug. 4.

Garvey pleaded not guilty to charges in both cases on Tuesday.

By Nick Walton

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Nick Walton can be reached at 937-652-1331 Ext. 1777 or on Twitter @UDCWalton.

Nick Walton can be reached at 937-652-1331 Ext. 1777 or on Twitter @UDCWalton.

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