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Algonquin man pleads guilty in stun gun incident

Published: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 10:34 p.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014 4:38 a.m. CDT

SYCAMORE – The 57-year-old Algonquin man subdued with a stun gun by Sycamore police in October will report to DeKalb County Jail on July 9 after accepting a plea agreement this week.

Robert Steger, of the 1300 block of Blue Ridge Parkway, pleaded guilty to resisting a peace officer in exchange for prosecutors dropping a more serious charge of aggravated battery of a police officer. He was sentenced to two years of probation and five months in jail.

Steger was arrested about 5:30 p.m. Oct. 23, when police said he became combative with an officer who was investigating a report of a possible order of protection violation. The incident occurred near D&D Jewelers in the 300 block of West State Street, Sycamore.

A trial was scheduled to begin Monday, but Steger accepted the plea agreement instead. If convicted of aggravated battery to a police officer, he could have faced probation or up to seven years in prison.

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