Court Watch: Hinsdale Jewel Theft Perpetrator Sentenced
Patch catches you up on some of DuPage County's high-profile court cases.
The following are recent developments in notable DuPage County court cases:
Hinsdale—A Wheaton man arrested on charges he stole jewelry from a Hinsdale home in November was placed on two years probation after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor theft charge. Elton Garner, 20, also was ordered to pay $2,500 in restitution and $330 in court costs as part of an agreement with prosecutors, who dropped other felony counts against Garner. Police arrested Garner on theft and burglary charges alleging he took $7,800 in jewelry missing during a party to which he was not invited. Garner was tracked down after some of the items were sold to nearby pawn shops.
Elmhurst—A man arrested last year after he shipped marijuana to himself at an Elmhurst storage locker has pleaded guilty to delivery of cannabis. In a plea with prosecutors, Houston Muthart was sentenced to five years in prison, ordered to submit his DNA to a state database and pay $2,630 in court costs. He was arrested when DuPage County drug agents intercepted the package containing marijuana with an estimated value of $68,000. Muthart was owner of a Tinley Park music shop which was raided in 2008. Police found nearly confiscated pot with a street value of nearly $1 million in that raid.
Naperville—A judge this week upheld a counter lawsuit by adult film star Jenna Jameson against the promoters of two canceled appearances at local movie theaters last year. Ted Bulthaup, the owner of theaters in Lisle and Naperville, promoted meet-and-greets with Jameson and special screenings of her movie, but Jameson backed out with what she said was an illness. Bulthaup sued Jameson for breach of contract, alleging she skipped the events to attend a Hollywood birthday party. Jameson later filed a countersuit relating to the failed attempts to reschedule the event within a timeframe allowed by the original agreement. The case returns to court in May.