Bond denied yesterday
for co-defendant, James Kimbrough
DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin announced today that bond has been
denied for the second of two men accused of hijacking at gunpoint a Chevy
Camaro from a man late Monday night and robbing an Addison gas station at
gunpoint on March 29, 2020. Malik Pierre-Louis, 23 (d.o.b. 8/10/1996) of 991
East Lake Street, Addison, appeared in Bond Court this morning where Judge
Jeffrey MacKay denied bond. Pierre-Louis’ co-defendant, James T. Kimbrough, 22
(d.o.b. 9/19/1997) of 714 E. 147th Street, Dolton, appeared in Bond
Court yesterday where Judge MacKay denied bond for him as well. Both men have
been charged with one count of Aggravated
Vehicular Hijacking with a Firearm (Class X Felony) and one count of Armed
Robbery (Class X Felony).
fact that Judge MacKay denied bond for these two defendants sends the message
that in DuPage County, violent crimes are taken very seriously and are treated
as such,” Berlin said. “Anyone caught committing such a brazen act of violence in
DuPage County will be held accountable and, if convicted, will face a
significant amount of time behind bars. I would once again like to thank the Addison
and Darien Police Departments and the Illinois State Police for their work that
resulted in the quick apprehension of these two defendants. I would also like
to thank Assistant State’s Attorneys Kristin Sullivan and Anthony Pasquini for their
May 11, 2020, at approximately 11:50 p.m., officers with the Addison Police Department
responded to a call of an Aggravated Vehicular Hijacking. It is alleged that
the victim was sitting in his car outside his residence talking on the phone when
he observed a white colored Sedan drive by slowly. It is alleged that a short
while later, a man, later identified as co-defendant Kimbrough, approached the
driver’s side window and asked if he could borrow the victim’s cellular phone. The
victim declined but ultimately changed his mind and told Kimbrough he could
speak using the in-car Bluetooth system. It is alleged that after Kimbrough attempted
to make three phone calls, he pointed a gun at the victim and ordered him out
of the car. It is alleged that the victim complied at which time Kimbrough
entered the car and drove off at a high rate of speed. The victim then ran
inside his residence and contacted the police. An investigation into the matter
led authorities to a gas station on Archer Avenue in Summit. It is alleged that
as the Darien Police Department and the Illinois State Police attempted a
felony stop on the vehicle, the driver of the car, later identified as
Pierre-Louis, allegedly attempted to flee the scene as Kimbrough was attempting
to enter the vehicle. It is further alleged that at this time the vehicle was
disabled using OnStar and that Pierre-Louis exited the vehicle and fled on foot
while Kimbrough got into the driver’s seat of the vehicle. Kimbrough was taken
into custody at this time. Officers recovered a firearm from the vehicle.
Pierre-Louis was taken into custody the following day from a hotel in Addison.
March 29, 2020, at approximately 2:45 a.m., the Addison Police Department
responded to a call regarding an armed robbery at a Marathon Gas Station.
Through the course of their investigation, officers learned that two masked
men, later identified as Kimbrough and Pierre-Louis, allegedly attempted to
force their way into the secured booth where the clerk was working. It is
alleged that Pierre-Louis took out a black handgun and fired a round through
the protective glass. It is further alleged that Kimbrough and Pierre-Louis
then kicked their way into the secured area where the clerk was and stole money
and Swisher Sweet cigars. It is alleged that the two men then fled the scene.
next court appearance is scheduled for June 18, 2020 for arraignment in front
of Judge George Bakalis. Kimbrough’s next court appearance is scheduled for June
11, 2020, for arraignment in front of Judge Bakalis.
of the public are reminded that this complaint contains only charges and is not
proof of the defendants’ guilt. The defendants are presumed innocent and
are entitled to a fair trial in which it is the government’s burden to prove
their guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.