St. Charles man gets 18 years in prison for robberies

Updated 10/2/2017 4:39 PM
  • Ronald L. Medlin Jr.

    Ronald L. Medlin Jr.

A 47-year-old St. Charles man was sentenced to 18 years in prison after pleading guilty to two knife-point robberies in February at gas stations in St. Charles and South Elgin.

Charges of a third and fourth robberies were dismissed and a judge recommended Ronald L. Medlin Jr. receive mental health treatment in prison, according to Kane County court records.

Medlin, who gets 277 days credit toward his sentence while being held on $1.1 million bail at the county jail, was charged with four armed robberies: Feb. 6 and 14 in South Elgin, and two Feb. 13 in St. Charles.

No one was injured in any of the robberies.

Each robbery charge carried a six- to 30-year prison term with no chance of probation.

In his guilty plea, accepted Friday by Judge David Kliment, Medlin admitted to robbing a St. Charles gas station clerk of $224 Feb. 13 and a South Elgin clerk of $73.57 Feb. 6. Two other charges were dismissed by prosecutors as part of the guilty plea.

A phone message left for Brenda Willett, an assistant public defender, seeking information about Medlin's mental health was not immediately returned.

Medlin can have his sentence cut in half for good behavior. He also must pay $410 in fines and fees, records show.

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