Three men who were arrested for the armed robbery of a Deerfield cellular telephone store April 8 after a chase by Deerfield Police learned today they were indicted by a Cook County Grand Jury for both armed robbery and kidnapping.
appeared before Judge Marguerite Quinn in Cook County Criminal Court in Skokie for a preliminary hearing when they learned the news.
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“This case has been superseded by indictment,” Assistant State’s Attorney Ben Williams said nullifying any need for the hearing. Quinn set arraignment at 9:30 a.m. May 28 in Room 206 of the Skokie courthouse.
At that time it is anticipated Hughes, Quinn and Wadlington-Anthony will enter a plan of either guilty or not guilty. Both armed robbery and kidnapping are Class X felonies punishable by six to 30 years in prison.
The matter began when Deerfield Police received a 911 call at approximately 7:41 p.m. April 8 reporting an armed robbery in progress at the T-Mobile store located in the 100 block of South Waukegan Road, according a news release from the Deerfield Police Department
Deerfield Police were assisted by officers from 13 other law enforcement agencies including Bannockburn, Highland Park and Northbrook. Two of the offenders were arrested by Bannockburn officers and one by an officer from Deerfield.
An officer in the area noticed a vehicle fleeing the scene and followed it to the vicinity of Interstate 94 and Half Day Road, according to the release. “They left the tollway and crashed their car into the median at Half Day Road,” Bannockburn Police Chief Ron Price said. They fled on foot.
All three defendants remain in Cook County Jail unable to post the $35,000 cash portion of a $350,000 bond.