Short manhunt leads to suspect in Carpentersville gas station robbery
A 25-year-old Chicago man who indicated he had a gun beat a man during a robbery at a Carpentersville gas station Monday, sparking a short manhunt that closed several roads, authorities said.
Antonio D. Young, of the 5000 block of Ohio Street, is facing felony charges of armed violence, aggravated robbery/indicate firearm and aggravated battery, according to police and Kane County court records.
Police said officers responded about 5:44 a.m. Monday to the Shell station at Route 25 and Kings Road, where the 66-year-old attendant provided a description of the suspect and the direction in which he ran. Within minutes, officers saw a man near Kings and Skyline roads who ran away.
Authorities, with the help of Kane County sheriff's deputies, East and West Dundee police, and a police dog, set up a perimeter and arrested Young in the backyard of a home on Skyline Road, police said.
Carpentersville Police Chief Michael Kilbourne said the gas station attendant was beaten in the robbery, which yielded less than $200. A small-caliber handgun used in the crime was recovered when Young was arrested, Kilbourne said. The gas station employee was taken to a hospital, where he was treated for his injuries and released.
If convicted of the most severe charge, Young would face a prison term ranging from six to 30 years with no chance of probation. He is being held on $100,000 bail, meaning he must post $10,000 to be released while the cases is pending. If Young does post bond, he is to have no contact with the victim and cannot enter the gas station, court records show.
Young is next due in court on Jan. 23 on the armed robbery case.
Young also has another case pending in Kane County, a misdemeanor charge of possession of ammunition without a firearm owner identification card from Dec. 30, according to court records. He is due in court on that case on Thursday.