Accused Payson burglar to appear in court

Derick Wewerka

A Payson, Illinois man police say broke into a home to steal computer parts will now head to trial.

Derick Wewerka, 33, pleaded not guilty to a residential burglary charge in Adams County Court.

He faces a class 1 felony charge of residential burglary in connection to the May incident.

Police say he broke into a Payson home through an unlocked window. The homeowner was not home.

Authorities later recovered the items stolen from the house.

Wewerka's trial starts October 14.