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updated: 11/20/2012 5:30 PM

Naperville man admits role in Lisle 7-Eleven robbery

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  • Antonio Finley

      Antonio Finley

  • Steven Gayden

      Steven Gayden

  • Antwan Jones

      Antwan Jones

  • DeShaun Wilson

      DeShaun Wilson

 

The second of four men accused in the videotaped beating and robbery of a Lisle 7-Eleven clerk pleaded guilty Tuesday.

Antonio Finley, 21, of Naperville, was sentenced to six years in prison for robbery but could avoid the term if he's accepted into boot camp on a referral from DuPage County Judge Blanche Hill Fawell.

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Finley is the second of four suspects to plead guilty to the July 19 robbery of a 7-Eleven on the 4600 block of Old Tavern Road in Lisle. He ran around the store looting alcohol, cigarettes and other items while the clerk was repeatedly punched, Assistant State's Attorney Deb Brewer said in court.

Afterward, police used store security footage of the 2 a.m. attack to identify and locate the suspects later that day.

"(Finley) did cooperate with authorities," Brewer said.

Finley's referral to boot camp is not a guarantee he will enter the state-run program -- which involves hard labor, education and counseling -- rather than prison. He would be incarcerated if the program does not accept him, or if he is accepted but doesn't complete it, Fawell said.

Co-defendant Steven Gayden, 17, of Aurora, also pleaded guilty to robbery in September and was sentenced to four years in prison with a referral to boot camp, according to court records.

Charges are pending against the remaining two suspects, Antwan Jones Jr., 18, and DeShaun Wilson, 17. Both men return to court in coming weeks.

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