Four charged in robbery, home invasion in Carol Stream
Four people were arrested and charged in relation to an aggravated robbery and home invasion that took place Thursday night in Carol Stream, a prosecutor said. A fifth person, who was stabbed by the victim, is in the hospital and hasn't been charged yet, he said.
Johnnie Haymore and Javonte Hilton, both 21 and residents of Carol Stream, and Arthur Kirby, whose age and hometown were not immediately available, were charged with home invasion and aggravated robbery when they appeared in DuPage County bond court on Saturday morning.
Ashley Lawrence, 18, of Hanover Park, who also appeared in bond court, was charged with aggravated robbery.
All four participated in a scheme to rob the victim of cannabis they believed he had at his apartment in the 200 block of Klein Creek Court, DuPage County Assistant State's Attorney Shanti Kulkarni said.
Kirby, who until recently lived in the victim's apartment, went there with Lawrence to pick up Kirby's belongings, he said.
Lawrence's role was to distract the victim, and she texted the others when she had lured the victim inside his bedroom, Kulkarni said.
Hilton and the hospitalized man went to the victim's apartment brandishing a BB gun and demanded his cannabis, he said.
The two wore face masks but the victim recognized them, Kulkarni said.
When the victim said he didn't have any cannabis, he was pistol-whipped with the BB gun, Kulkarni said. The victim then picked up a knife and stabbed the hospitalized man in the chest, he said.
Kirby admitted to the crime, and Lawrence corroborated his story, Kulkarni said. Haymore admitted to planning the home invasion and providing the BB gun, he said.
Lawrence's bond was set at $100,000. Bond was set at $500,000 for Kirby, Hilton and Haymore.
The next court date for Lawrence, Haymore and Hilton is Jan. 28. Kirby's next court date is Jan. 21.
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