Two charged in Carpentersville home invasion, third suspect sought
Two men are charged with an armed home invasion of a Carpentersville couple on Jan. 1, and authorities are still searching for a third suspect, according to police and court records.
A Kane County grand jury this week handed down indictments for felony home invasion with a firearm for Christen J. Deleslin, 21, of the 100 block of North Fifth Avenue, St. Charles, and O'Shay O. Montgomery, 20, of the 400 block of Hickory Street, Elgin.
Deleslin has been held at the Kane County jail on $270,000 bail since his arrest in early February in Elgin on weapons charges, according to Kane County court records.
Montgomery was arrested in mid-January in Elgin on felony weapons charges on a different case and posted bond in late March. A warrant was issued for his arrest after he missed a May 18 court appearance, records show.
Carpentersville Police Cmdr. Timothy Bosshart said the charges stem from a robbery that began at about 12:30 p.m. Jan. 1 when a resident of the 0-99 block of Robin Road answered a knock at his back door. The man who knocked, later identified as Montgomery, showed the victim a gun and entered the home, demanding to know "where the drugs were."
The 27-year-old male victim said he didn't have any drugs, but was taken at gunpoint to the second floor by Montgomery, where he met the second victim, 23-year-old woman, Bosshart said.
Montgomery took the two downstairs where there were two other men: Deleslin and a man wearing a gray bandanna over his nose and mouth. There were no drugs at the home, so the three men proceeded to steal an iPad, three iPhones, a PlayStation3, three televisions, a laptop and $100 before driving off in a dark blue Nissan Altima with tinted windows, Bosshart said.
The two victims were not injured and immediately called police, who began their investigation. In late February, the female victim called police and said she recognized Montgomery on a Facebook post by Elgin Police of an unrelated weapons arrest.
"Through extensive investigation with Elgin police, we were able to recover the laptop taken from the victim," Bosshart said. adding that the victims later identified Deleslin through a photo lineup.
Bosshart said the victims didn't know their attackers. "We don't think the victims were involved in any drug activity at all," he said.
Carpentersville police are still searching for the third man who was wearing the bandanna over his face. Anyone with information should call the department's investigation division at (847) 551-3481.
If convicted in the Carpentersville case from Jan. 1, Deleslin and Montgomery each face between six and 30 years in prison without the possibility of probation.
Their next court dates were not immediately available.