Chicago man pleads guilty to carjacking in Wheaton store lot
A Chicago man pleaded guilty Wednesday to hijacking a car last December in the parking lot of a Target store in Wheaton.
Demarion Chambers, 23, entered a blind plea, meaning Judge Alexander McGimpsey will determine his sentence. Chambers' next court date is Jan. 2.
He has been held on $500,000 bail in the DuPage County jail since his arrest.
According to prosecutors, Chambers approached an occupied car parked outside the store around 9:07 p.m. Dec. 12 and repeatedly knocked on a window. The woman inside opened the door, and Chambers pulled it further open, saying, "Get out of the car or I'll shoot you," according to court documents.
Chambers had also been charged with identity theft and unlawful use of a credit card, accused of making purchases with the woman's debit or credit card at a Thornton's gasoline station in West Chicago. Those charges were dropped as part of the plea agreement.
Court records indicate that on the day of the carjacking, Chambers had been released from the DuPage County jail after being arrested on a warrant of failure to appear in court on a petition to revoke the conditional discharge he had received for a 2016 misdemeanor prostitution case.