Elgin man sentenced to 24 years for Glen Ellyn armed robbery

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    Jeremy Jones

 
Daily Herald report
Updated 1/25/2019 4:37 PM

A 25-year-old Elgin man was sentenced Friday to 24 years in prison after pleading guilty to one count of armed robbery of a Wheaton College student in the summer of 2016.

Jeremy Jones, of the 300 block of Washington Street, entered his plea in November before DuPage County Judge John Kinsella, who handed down the sentence.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Jones' co-defendant, Abeet Ramos, 20, of the 900 block of W. Spring Street in South Elgin, is being held in DuPage County jail on $3 million bail, authorities said. Ramos has been charged with two counts of aggravated kidnapping, one count of armed robbery, one count of aggravated unlawful restraint, one count of armed violence and one count of aggravated robbery. His next court appearance is scheduled for Feb. 1 in front of Kinsella.

A third co-defendant, Timothy Jones, Jeremy's brother, was shot and killed in December 2017 in an unrelated matter.

Authorities said the victim was walking in downtown Glen Ellyn on the morning of Aug. 26, 2016, when the three men approached him in a small SUV. Two of the men got out of the vehicle, displayed a handgun and ordered the victim into the vehicle.

The men then drove to several ATMs, authorities said, and withdrew more than $1,500 from the victim's bank account using his ATM card. They then drove to Chicago and released the victim, who ran to the nearest building and called 911.

Jones will be required to serve half his sentence before being eligible for parole.

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