Man headed to prison for Lisle home invasion
BY BILL BIRD email@example.com February 20, 2013 10:04PM
Kevin T. Coleman, 22, of Aurora, has been sentenced to eight years in prison for last year's violent invasion of a former girlfriend's home in Lisle. | Courtesy of DuPage County Sheriff's Office
Updated: March 28, 2013 6:07AM
A man with theft, fraud and narcotics convictions in his past has been sentenced to eight years in prison for last year’s violent invasion of a former girlfriend’s home in Lisle.
Kevin T. Coleman, 22, last lived on the 1300 block of Glen Circle in Aurora, according to court records.
Coleman had been awaiting trial on a total of 29 charges of home invasion, aggravated criminal sexual assault, attempted aggravated criminal sexual assault, aggravated criminal sexual abuse, criminal sexual abuse and residential burglary in the March 26 attack on the ex-girlfriend.
He appeared Jan. 15 in DuPage County Circuit Court, with Judge Kathryn E. Creswell continuing the matter. The case was advanced during the interim to a Feb. 15 hearing, court records showed.
Judge Creswell that day sentenced Coleman to eight years in prison on a Class X felony charge of home invasion causing injury, court records indicated.
Class X felonies carry mandatory sentences of six to 30 years in prison upon conviction.
The other 28 charges were dismissed, according to records.
Lisle police Watch Cmdr. Ron Wilke in March said police officers were called early that morning to an apartment on the 500 block of Maple Avenue, where they investigated a report of a home invasion in progress.
The tenant, Coleman’s former girlfriend, told police Coleman had forced his way inside “and committed a sexual assault against her,” Wilke said.
While police officers were outside searching for him, Coleman doubled back and “re-entered the apartment and caused extensive damage to it,” Wilke said at the time.
Coleman was then arrested later that morning at the Metra Railway commuter train depot in downtown Lisle.
An examination of court documents revealed Coleman was sentenced in March 2011 to 30 days in jail, after having been found guilty of two thefts in Warrenville and Wheaton.
Coleman was sentenced that July to six months in prison, after being convicted of charges of possession of a controlled substance and also illegal use of a debit or credit card in Wheaton, court records indicated.