DuPage inmate, held on $3.7 million bail, racks up additional charges in jail

Updated 10/21/2017 11:22 AM
  • Jeremy Jones

    Jeremy Jones

An Elgin man, already being held on $3.7 million bail and facing 21 to 90 years in prison related to the abduction of a Wheaton College student and separate intimidation charges, will be arraigned again Oct. 31 on additional charges.

Jeremy Jones, 24, charged with armed robbery, aggravated robbery, aggravated kidnapping and armed violence in the August 2016 abduction in Glen Ellyn of the college student, previously picked up three counts of intimidation and an extra $200,000 in bail in April.

Court documents show Jones will be arraigned on Oct. 31 on new charges of disorderly conduct for falsely reporting that a criminal sexual assault had been committed.

According to the complaint, Jones filed the false report with deputies on May 30, prompting an investigation. Charges were filed earlier this month.

In the 2016 Glen Ellyn case, prosecutors said Jones, a 17-year-old relative and 18-year-old Abeet Ramos of South Elgin were driving around in a vehicle reported stolen by Ramos' roommate, "hunting" for someone to rob.

The Wheaton College student was walking north on Forest Avenue between Cottage Avenue and Hawthorne Boulevard at 9:50 a.m. "killing time before worship at the college's chapel" when he was forced at gunpoint into the back seat of the SUV, prosecutors said.

The three drove him to a bank along Roosevelt Road and ordered him to withdraw $1,100 from an ATM, authorities said. The trio then drove the victim to Chicago, where they made more ATM stops for withdrawals of $200 and $300 before letting him loose about 11:30 a.m., prosecutors said.

In the intimidation case, according to prosecutors and charging documents, Jones threatened on March 19 to physically harm another jail inmate if he did not give Jones his sister's phone number. Once Jones obtained the Wheaton woman's phone number, he called her and threatened to harm her brother if she did not put $100 in Jones' commissary account, according to official accounts.

Ramos has been held on bail in the DuPage jail since his Sept. 2, 2016, arrest. The 17-year-old juvenile from Elgin, later revealed to be Jones' younger brother Timothy Jones, was shot and killed on Dec. 27 in Elgin in an unrelated matter.

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