Less than a month after receiving probation for a smash-and-grab burglary of an Elgin cellphone store, a 19-year-old was arrested Sunday in Elgin on felony burglary to motor vehicle charges, according to court records.
Lacy Ousley, formerly of Elgin and now of the 1400 block of West 51st Street, Chicago, was being held on $25,000 bail. He faces up to seven years in prison, if found guilty, on the most recent charges.
According to an Elgin police report, Ousley was arrested early Sunday morning on the 100 block of Hill Avenue. A homeowner told police he looked outside his window at about 3:30 a.m. and noticed the dome light in his 1999 silver Mercedes-Benz was on. The victim saw a person, later identified as Ousley, standing near the car, police said.
As Ousley walked away, the victim began chasing him and he later was arrested on the 100 block of North Porter Street, police said.
The owner of another vehicle, a 2005 Ford Focus, reported that ear buds, about $100 and loose change were stolen. Ousley was caught with the ear buds, $68, and a stolen debit card, police said.
He told police he was homeless and entered the vehicles to get money for food and drugs.
Ousley is due in Kane County Court Friday.
Ousley was one of three people charged with felony burglary to an Elgin cellphone store in May on the 100 block of South Grove Avenue.
He and another teen were accused of being the lookout for a third suspect, who broke a window with a rock and stole as many as nine phones, according to police.
Ousley pleaded guilty July 26, was sentenced to 90 days in jail and 30 months of probation through January 2016. He had already been held at the jail for 79 days at the time of his guilty plea.