Two Chicago men charged with carjacking woman in Villa Park

Two men have been charged with carjacking a woman Tuesday in Villa Park.

Bail was set at $2 million apiece Thursday for Kentrell Strong, 18, of the 7800 block of South Essex Avenue in Chicago, and Rayshawn Marshall, 18, of the 1800 block of South Lawndale Avenue, Chicago, according to a news release from the DuPage County state's attorney's office.

The release said a 35-year-old woman was sitting in her Jeep Cherokee in her driveway on Ardmore Avenue around 1:54 a.m. when two men approached. The two were wearing hooded jackets and face masks.

One of them asked her what time it was, opened her car door and started pulling her out. The second man then pointed a gun at her face.

After pulling her out, they drove off in the Jeep. Elmhurst police tried to stop them. The men drove onto eastbound I-290. Police officers from Hillside, Maywood, Bellwood, Berkeley and Broadview also chased the Jeep, until it exited at 25th Avenue and crashed.

The two men were arrested about 500 yards away from the Jeep.

Both Strong and Marshall are charged with aggravated vehicular hijacking and aggravated possession of a stolen motor vehicle. If found guilty, they could be sentenced to 21 to 45 years in prison.

To be freed before trial, they each would need to post $200,000.

Marshall's next court date is Oct. 20, and Strong's is Oct. 21.

Rayshawn Marshall
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