Four charged in Wheaton armed robbery

  • Ellihue S. Graves

    Ellihue S. Graves

  • Marsalis C. Smith

    Marsalis C. Smith

  • Cortez M. Jackson

    Cortez M. Jackson

By Natalie Watts
Daily Herald correspondent
Updated 7/25/2018 8:23 PM

The Wheaton Police Department has arrested four people suspected of a Saturday armed robbery, authorities said Wednesday.

The robbery took place about 6:30 p.m. Saturday near Butterfield Road and East Loop Drive. The victim reported being robbed inside a vehicle by the four before being pushed from the vehicle and run over, police said. The victim sustained a serious leg injury, authorities said.


Wheaton police, in conjunction with the DuPage County state's attorney's office, the DuPage County sheriff's office and the Glen Ellyn Police Department conducted an investigation over the next three days.

Their investigation resulted in the four arrests and the recovery of firearms, police said.

Ellihue S. Graves, 18, of the 2300 block of West 6th Avenue in Gary, Indiana, Marsalis C. Smith, 19, of the 1600 block of Westminster Drive in Naperville, Cortez M. Jackson, 19, of the 12000 block of Maple Avenue in Blue Island, and a juvenile have been charged with armed robbery, authorities said. Jackson also was charged with aggravated reckless driving.

All three adults are being held in DuPage County jail. According to the police, Graves and Jackson are each being held on $10,000 bail and Smith is being held on $50,000 bail.

The juvenile was transferred to the Kane County Youth Home, authorities said.

The Wheaton Police Department encourages anyone with additional information about the crime to call Detective Lieutenant Bill Cooley at (630) 260-2077.

Article Comments
Attention: We are experiencing technical difficulties with our Facebook Comments module at this time. Comments will remain disabled until we are able to resolve the problem. We apologize for the interruption. We invite you to engage with our content and talk with other commenters on our Daily Herald Facebook page at Thank you.