The area man who in 2011 reportedly fled to Turkey to avoid imprisonment on fraud and theft charges related to the theft of a home he rented in Campton Hills appears ready to make a deal with prosecutors, the Kane County Chronicle reports.
Daniel R. Kellogg, 38, who was arrested in St. Charles on Jan. 19, appeared in Judge John Barsanti’s court on Thursday and said he wants to make a deal, according to the Chronicle, which also reported that Kellogg told the judge he wanted to represent himself. Barsanti talked him out of it, and appointed a public defender to represent Kellogg.
Campton Hills police were assisted by St. Charles police and the Kane County Sheriff’s Office on Jan. 19 in arresting Kellogg, 38, after authorities received a tip that he was at a St. Charles residence. He was charged with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution, burglary, deceptive practice and possession of a stolen vehicle, St. Charles Patch reported Jan. 21.
Kellogg last was in the news in 2011 when he was renting a home on the 40W700 block of Grand Monde Drive in Campton Hills. Police said Kellogg quit-claim deeded the residence to himself and then tried to sell it. The home’s true owner also had two vehicles at the residence, which authorities say Kellogg also stole. Authorities said Kellogg also authorized numerous improvements on the residence, resulting in thousands of dollars of liens to be placed on the home.
According to a July 29, 2011 article in the Daily Herald, authorities issued the warrant for Kellogg’s arrest in the theft of the home and vehicles while Kellogg was waiting to begin serving a five-year prison term related to car burglaries at St. Charles fitness centers. After he was sentenced, authorities said Kellogg was given 30 days to report for incarceration but fled to Turkey, where he resided until his recent return to the United States.
While Kellogg has yet to begin serving the five-year sentence, Barsanti ordered that he continue to be held at the Kane County Jail.