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Third suspect in Antioch Game Stop armed robbery agrees to plea deal

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  • Darrick T. Yarbrough

    Darrick T. Yarbrough


The last of three men who robbed an Antioch Game Stop in 2011 has accepted a plea deal with the Lake County State's Attorneys Office, attorneys said Thursday.

Darrick T. Yarbrough, 52, of Waukegan, will plead guilty to one count of armed robbery in front of Lake County Judge Victoria Rossetti on Feb. 26, defense attorney Robert Ritacca said. Yarbrough was prepared to plead guilty Thursday, but Rossetti was unavailable to hear cases, Ritacca said.

Under the agreement, Yarbrough would plead guilty to armed robbery and be sentenced to six years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.

However, Yarbrough could be free in one year, Ritacca said. Under terms of the agreement, Yarbrough must serve 50 percent of the prison time, will receive 15 months for the time he has served since his arrest, and could have his sentenced reduced for being a good prisoner.

Yarborough was one of three men charged with using a gun to rob the Antioch Game Stop in the 400 block of Route 173 on Sept. 27, 2011.

Police said Yarbrough and Obrian Henigan, 27, entered the store around 11:30 a.m. and took an undisclosed amount of cash, along with the videotape of the store's surveillance system,

The two fled in a black Lincoln Navigator that police said was driven by Donald Palmer, 35, of Waukegan.

However, the robbery was caught on a second surveillance camera, and a Lake County sheriff's deputy spotted the vehicle on Sept. 30, 2011. The deputy pulled over the vehicle and arrested Palmer, who was behind the wheel.

Henigan and Yarbrough were arrested the following day.

Lake County Assistant State's Attorney Scott Hoffert said Henigan and Palmer have accepted plea deals for their roles in the crime, but their sentencing has been delayed pending the outcome of Yarbrough's case.

Henigan is due to be sentenced Friday, but Hoffert said that would be delayed until next month. Palmer's sentencing -- initially scheduled for Thursday -- was delayed until Feb. 28, Hoffert said.

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