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FOREST CITY | A Forest City man faces felony charges in connection with a series of home burglaries in which he allegedly stole guns.

Jordan Lee Meier, 18, was arrested Dec. 29 on a warrant. 

He is accused of breaking into six residences in September and October and stealing a rifle, a shotgun, a handgun, medication and cigarettes, according to Forest City Police Department criminal complaints.

The residences were in the 300 block of East K Street, the 200 block of East L Street, the 200 block of North Central Street and the 400 block of West N. Street.

Meier is charged with two counts of second-degree burglary and three counts of third-degree burglary. 

He has been released on bond. A preliminary hearing is set for Jan. 8 in Winnebago County District Court. 

At the time of his arrest, Meier was on probation for convictions of failure to affix a drug tax stamp, unlawful possession of a prescription drug, operating a motor vehicle without the owner's consent, and three counts of third-degree burglary. 

— Mary Pieper


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