Skokie man found guilty in Wilmette burglary case
Updated: February 20, 2013 6:00PM
WILMETTE — Christopher D. Boyd, one of two burglars nabbed by Wilmette police after a resident in the house they’d broken into called 911 from a closet, has been found guilty in Cook County Circuit Court in Skokie.
Boyd, 40, of Skokie, was found guilty after a Feb. 8 trial. He is scheduled for sentencing on March 6, a spokesman for the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office said Wednesday.
His verdict came about a month after a judge sentenced Boyd’s partner in the 2011 burglary attempt. Creed V. McGee, 47, of Evanston, pleaded guilty on Jan. 7 and was sentenced to eight years in prison.
Police arrested Boyd on Dec. 22, 2011, at his mother’s Skokie home. That was six days after he and McGee were interrupted while burglarizing a home on the 900 block of Oakwood Avenue.
The two men broke into the house and proceeded to take an estimated $7,000 in jewelry, police said. An 18-year-old family member, who was home at the time, hid in his bedroom closet, then used a cell phone to call 911.
Officers arrived and caught McGee, but Boyd fled the scene in a van. The chase eventually resulted in a car crash that injured a Wilmette woman, but Boyd again eluded police, including a dog search team and officers from several surrounding communities.