Third teen charged in West Chicago picnic stabbing

Updated 7/11/2012 5:25 PM
  • David Flores

    David Flores

  • Alejandro DeLaCruz

    Alejandro DeLaCruz

  • Irbin Rocha

    Irbin Rocha

A judge set bail Wednesday at $150,000 for the last of three teenagers charged with stabbing a man during a picnic at a West Chicago park.

David Flores, 18, of the 400 block of Fifth Street in Aurora, appeared in DuPage County bond court on charges of aggravated battery and attempted armed robbery.

Flores is one of three men accused of trying to rob the victim as he picnicked with his girlfriend about 7:30 p.m. June 24 at Pioneer Park, 479 W. Forest Ave. Authorities said the trio demanded money, then beat the victim in the face and body before one of Flores' co-defendants stabbed him twice in the chest with a steak knife -- all in daylight hours.

Prosecutors previously said the victim was hospitalized with a stab wound to the lung.

How authorities located Flores wasn't immediately clear Wednesday. Prosecutors said a warrant for his arrest was issued last month, and several police agencies had been looking for him.

Previously charged were Alejandro DeLaCruz, 17, of West Chicago, who is accused of wielding the knife, and Irbin Rocha, 18, of Lisle. Both men remained jailed Wednesday.

Judge Elizabeth Sexton set Flores' bail at $150,000, meaning he would have to post $15,000 to bond out. He'd previously been charged with mob action as a juvenile, prosecutors said.

Flores is scheduled to appear Aug. 13 before Judge Kathryn Creswell. His co-defendants are due back in court later this month.

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