3 more wanted in Aurora Walmart looting, bringing total to 21 charged

  • Peaceful protests in Aurora on June 1 devolved into chaos as crowds attacked police, destroyed squad cars and ransacked several downtown businesses.

    Peaceful protests in Aurora on June 1 devolved into chaos as crowds attacked police, destroyed squad cars and ransacked several downtown businesses. Courtesy of Aurora police

 
 
Updated 6/18/2020 6:31 AM

Three people are wanted on warrants alleging they broke into and stole electronics from the Aurora Walmart on Kirk Road in the early morning hours of June 1 after a protest descended into violence.

Aurora police are still investigating, and overall, 21 people now have been charged with felonies and misdemeanors in connection to the May 31 riot during which downtown Aurora businesses were damaged and robbed and three police cars set on fire in the wake of George Floyd's death at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

The Kane County sheriff's office issued arrest warrants last week for three people on charges of felony burglary and retail theft of more than $500 of "multiple electronic items" from the Walmart, according to court records.

They are Porchshay Monee Walton, 28, of the 1600 block of Felton Road, Aurora; Siara M. Walton, 30, of the 1300 block of Glen Circle, Aurora; and Diante Macon, 21, of the 800 block of Ridge Road, DeKalb. They are all still at large.

The most severe charge of burglary carries a sentence ranging from probation to up to seven years in prison.

Sheriff Ron Hain said the warrants are for the "remaining Walmart suspects."

"We are still investigating the gunfire that struck both of our armored vehicles, but no leads," Hain said.

Residents with information may call (630) 232-6840 or make an anonymous tip by texting the keyword "KANE" and information to 847411.

Aurora police spokesman Paris Lewbel said the authorities are seeking more information regarding the May 31 and June 1 violence.

"We are still investigating a number of incidents," he said. "We ask anyone with information about potential suspects, information, photos or videos to contact our special top line at (630) 256-HELP or to email tips@apd.aurora.il.us."

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