A Morris teenager was sentenced in Grundy County on Monday, January 11th. Christian Kaebel-Jones pled guilty to possession of a stolen firearm, a class two felony and was placed on three years of probation.
Kaebel-Jones, who has no prior criminal history, was also sentenced to 180 days in the Grundy County Jail and will receive medical/mental treatment. As part of the plea agreement, two burglary charges were dropped.
Morris Police Deputy Chief Chad Skelton said the 18-year-old Kaebel-Jones stole a handgun from a vehicle that was parked on Railroad Street in Morris around 4 a.m. on Tuesday, October 6th.
Skelton said a Morris Public Works employee then spotted Kaebel-Jones looking into vehicles on Douglas Street in Morris around 11 a.m. that same day.
Skelton said Kaebel-Jones was in possession of the firearm as well as a wallet and credit card that was stolen from a vehicle on Price Street.
Skelton said the clothes Kaebel Jones was wearing when he was arrested also matched those that were seen on video surveillance from the car burglary on Railroad Street.