Man going back to prison for Naperville drug, weapons crimes
BY BILL BIRD email@example.com October 12, 2012 10:46PM
Eric Maschmeier | Courtesy Photo~Naperville police
Updated: November 15, 2012 6:29AM
A 22-year-old convict who was paroled just over a year ago is headed back to prison, after being found guilty of narcotics- and weapons-possession crimes in Naperville.
Eric T. Maschmeier has already served time for an unsuccessful armed robbery four years ago in central Naperville. He was convicted Thursday of felony charges of the manufacture or delivery of more than 30 but not more than 500 grams of marijuana and possession or use of a firearm by a felon, according to records on file in DuPage County Circuit Court in Wheaton.
Judge Kathryn E. Creswell sentenced Maschmeier to concurrent, three-year prison terms on the two charges, said Paul Darrah, spokesman for State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin. Creswell gave Maschmeier just over 10 months of credit toward his sentence for time he has served in DuPage County Jail since being arrested.
Records showed Maschmeier will spend two years on mandatory supervised release upon completion of his prison term. Creswell also ordered him to pay a total of $920 in fines and legal costs, records indicated.
Maschmeier last lived on the 800 block of South Julian Street in Naperville’s East Highlands neighborhood. He was arrested Dec. 5 in his home by members of the Naperville Police Department’s Special Response Team and Special Operations Group, who were acting on information supplied by area residents.
Sgt. Nick Liberio in December said investigators “received information from concerned citizens” about Maschmeier and others “using and selling cannabis in their residence.”
Police executed a search warrant at the home, Liberio said. They took Maschmeier into custody after finding 95 grams of marijuana, a loaded, .45-caliber Smith & Wesson handgun, ammunition, a drug-weighing scale and packaging material there.
Maschmeier in February 2011 returned to prison and remained there until being discharged on Aug. 12 of that year, following a rollover traffic crash. He was arrested about 4 a.m. Feb. 9, 2011, some 90 minutes after losing control of his car and flipping it into a snowbank south of 75th Street between Fort Hill and Beebe drives.
That arrest violated the terms of his parole in a botched Nov. 15, 2008 armed robbery of a man standing outside a condominium complex near 75th Street and Modaff Road, a few miles east of where the rollover occurred.
Two other men and two juveniles participated in the holdup attempt. The victim, then 19, defied the robbers’ demands that he turn over his personal property, and instead used his wireless telephone to call 911.
A DuPage County judge in August 2009 sentenced Maschmeier to six years in prison for his part in the crime. He was paroled on Jan. 13, 2010, after serving five months of his term, according to state prison records.