Seyler sentenced to 20 years for Moose Lodge burglary

Seyler sentenced to 20 years for Moose Lodge

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Macoupin County State’s Attorney Jennifer A. Watson announced Wednesday, June 14, that Associate Judge Joshua A. Meyer accepted the guilty plea of Bradley D. Seyler, 46, of Collinsville for his role in burglarizing Carlinville Moose Lodge. Seyler was sentenced to 20 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.

In August 2016, the Carlinville Moose Lodge reported to the Carlinville Police Department that their building at 801 Pine Street had been burglarized. Seyler was identified as a suspect when a multijurisdictional investigation spanning 15 agencies concluded with a raid on his residence in Collinsville. Seyler was identified as a possible suspect in as many as 23 burglaries across central and western Illinois. Detective Brian Lawton of the Carlinville Police Department participated in the multijurisdictional investigation, and a confession was secured to the crime at the Moose Lodge.

Seyler was charged with burglary on Nov. 22, 2016. Due to his criminal history, Watson was able to get sentencing enhancements which extended the sentencing range beyond the standard maximum prison sentence of seven years that a burglary charge usually carries. Seyler had previously been sentenced to 14 years for two counts of burglary out of Adams County in connection with the initial investigation.

“I want to thank the Carlinville Police Department and all other agencies involved for their diligent work in this case,” said Watson. “Due to their efforts, an individual who has repeatedly victimized the citizens of Illinois is off the streets.”