A DuPage County judge set bail Thursday at $500,000 for a man charged as the getaway driver in last month's robbery of a Naperville Radio Shack.
Assistant State's Attorney Steve Knight said Jalin Parks, 19, had been on parole in a stolen vehicle case for "a whopping 74 days" when he teamed up with two other men to rob the store of more than $40,000 in cellphones.
Parks, of the 1100 block of East 83rd Street in Chicago, was charged with armed robbery after he was identified by a co-defendant. Authorities said he also matched witness descriptions given to police.
Dennis Clark, 23, and Christopher Nesbit, 44, both of Chicago, are accused of entering the Radio Shack at 1223 E. Ogden Ave. about 6:30 p.m. Aug. 12 and threatening two employees at gunpoint. The victims were locked in a bathroom but managed to escape and call 911 after the robbers fled, authorities said.
Knight said Parks drove the getaway vehicle, a Volvo, into Chicago and crashed it near 15th Street and Kolin Avenue. Police took Nesbit into custody at the scene. Nesbit and the victims identified Clark, who was subsequently arrested and implicated Parks, according to prosecutors.
In bond court, Knight told Judge Elizabeth Sexton that Parks was recently paroled after serving time for theft and possession of a stolen car.
"He was crime-free a whopping 74 days," Knight said.
Sexton set Parks' bail at $500,000. Nesbit and Clark, remained in the county jail on $500,000 bail each and are due back in court Oct. 7.
• Daily Herald staff writer Marie Wilson contributed to this report.