Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Chicago Man Sentenced to Six Years in Robbery of 7-Eleven
DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin today announced that Antwan Jones, 18 (d.o.b. 01/7/1994) of 11406 s. Throop Street, Chicago, has been sentenced to six years in the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) for the 2012 robbery of a Lisle 7-Eleven. On December 5, 2012, Jones entered a plea of guilty to one count of Robbery, a Class 2 Felony, in front of Judge Blanche Hill Fawell who handed down today’s sentence.
At approximately 2:15 a.m. on July 19, 2012, Jones, along with three accomplices entered the 7-Eleven store located on Old Tavern Road in Lisle. Once inside the store, the men robbed the store. In addition to robbing the store, Jones also physically assaulted an employee who required medical attention for his injuries. An investigation into the robbery and assault conducted by the Lisle Police Department and the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office led to Jones and three other men: Steven Gayden, 18, of Aurora; Deshaun Wilson, 17, of Lisle and Antonio Finley, 21, of Lisle. All four men were taken into custody that evening.
“In the early morning hours of July 19, 2012, these four men brazenly robbed a Lisle 7-Eleven with Mr. Jones brutally beating a man just trying to make an honest living,” Berlin said. “Thanks to the fine work of the Lisle Police Department, Mr. Jones and his accomplices were apprehended and will all spend a significant amount of time behind bars for their actions. I would like to thank the Lisle Police Department for their work on this case as well as Assistant State’s Attorney Debora Brewer for her efforts in putting these dangerous men behind bars where they belong.”
Jones was the last of the men to be sentenced in the robbery. For their roles in the robbery the men received the following sentences; Gayden, four years in the IDOC; Wilson, five years in the IDOC and Finley, six years in the IDOC. All the men will be required to serve 85% of their sentence before being eligible for parole.