A 36-year-old Elgin man has been charged with robbing a man of his iPhone 5 over the weekend and then beating him in a stairwell at a Carpentersville apartment complex.
Brian Jones, of the 800 block of Bode Road, was being held at the Kane County jail on $100,000 bail, meaning he must post $10,000 to be released while his case is pending.
Jones is charged with aggravated robbery, a felony that carries a top prison term of 15 years if convicted. Probation also is an option.
Carpentersville Police Cmdr. Timothy Bosshart said Jones and another man confronted the victim at about 3:25 a.m. Saturday in the 0-99 block of Oakcrest Drive in the Foxview Apartments complex.
The second man lifted up his shirt to show the victim a gun tucked in his waistband and the two pushed the victim down into a stairwell. Jones punched the victim in the jaw before stealing his iPhone 5, wallet and cigarettes, Bosshart said.
Officers found Jones in the area and he was arrested after the victim identified him, Bosshart said. Authorities are still searching for the other person. People with information can call police at (847) 551-3481.
According to court records, Jones has been arrested at least seven previous times in Kane County, starting with retail theft in Elgin in December 1998 and ending with driving while his license was revoked and fleeing/eluding in Elgin in November 2007.
In between those arrests, Jones spent time in jail for resisting arrest, driving under the influence and criminal property damage, records show.
Jones is due in court Thursday.