Armed Robbery Suspects Charged With Kidnapping

Judge sets bond at $350,000.

Two men who held customers and employees of a Deerfield store at gunpoint Monday night and a third person waiting in a car were charged with six counts each of kidnapping and armed robbery today, according to a release from the Deerfield Police Department.

Lavell D. Hughes, 41, of Hazel Crest; Tony Johnson, 20, of Harvey and Andre Wadlington-Anthony, 28, of Harvey were each charged by the Cook County State’s Attorney with six counts of Armed Robbery and Kidnapping today.

Earlier: Police Arrest Armed Robbery Suspects After Chase

All charges are Class X Felonies which carry a prison sentence of six to 30 years. Probation is not allowed for a Class X felony.

In a bond hearing today, Cook County Criminal Court Judge Marcia Orr set bail at $350,000 for each man, according to the release. They next appear in court April 30.

The Cook County Sheriff's Department cannot yet determine if the defendants were able to pay the cash portion of the bond, according to spokesperson Sophia Ansari. She said electronic monitoring would be required if they do make bail.

Two of the offenders entered the store and one was armed with a handgun Monday, according to an April 9 news release from the Deerfield Police Department. The two subjects ordered the customers and employees into a back office and began removing a large amount of the store’s merchandise before running to a vehicle driven by a third offender.

Officers responding to a 911 call made from the business followed the offenders north on Interstate 94 toward Half Day Road where the offending vehicle struck a median as it tried to exit Highway 22 and go east, according to the release.

The offenders then fled on foot and were ultimately caught after a search of the area by local police agencies, according to the release. No injuries were reported during the robbery or search.

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Deerfield Resident April 11, 2013 at 10:41 PM
Create construction and guard jobs.....build more prisons and then send the trash there....simple
Dan Cox April 12, 2013 at 03:15 AM
Conceal Carry, end the problem, not jail needed, no attorney fees, just cremation cost.. $75.00
Malta April 13, 2013 at 12:45 PM
They are black... Any real effort effectively deslwith the rampant crime in south chicago. / and other major cities/ Oakland California is even worse if you can believe it!/ which is inevitably migrating north. Would be termed " racism". The police hands are pretty much tied... Liberal politicians have created a " catch 22" they can't escape...
Lemony Snicket April 13, 2013 at 02:04 PM
B Garrett. Seems to have a penchant for seeing truth.... Where political correctness has skewed reality among those who prefer to stay in the " rabbit hole" with the jaberwocky and pretend All is well....
James Judkins April 14, 2013 at 06:44 PM
I knew them guys they dum as fuck gone take that 15 years in a cop out


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