Parolee charged with stealing Range Rover from Rosemont restaurant parking lot
A 36-year-old parolee who prosecutors say has been sentenced to prison at least five times since 2003 was charged with possession of a stolen motor vehicle and possession of a controlled substance.
Terrance Poindexter, who authorities say is on parole for resisting a peace officer in 2018, was ordered held on $75,000 bail Tuesday. If convicted of the most serious charge, Poindexter could face up to seven years in prison. Probation is also an option.
According to Assistant Cook County State's Attorney Loukas Kalliantasis, video surveillance shows Poindexter entering a 2020 Range Rover parked outside a Rosemont restaurant Sunday and driving off in the car.
Surveillance video also shows Poindexter exiting the car at a gas station, at which point the car doors locked, Kalliantasis said. Police later located Poindexter at a Des Plaines casino, Kalliantasis said. Officers recovered from the defendant four plastic bags of a white powdery substance thought to be heroin, Kalliantasis said.
Poindexter's background includes convictions and prison sentences for resisting a peace officer, unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, possession of a controlled substance and theft, Kalliantasis said.
Poindexter next appears in court on Sept. 25.