Man gets prison in 7-Eleven holdup
BY BILL BIRD firstname.lastname@example.org December 18, 2012 9:36PM
Updated: January 20, 2013 6:33AM
The third of four young men charged in last summer’s robbery of a convenience store in Lisle has been sentenced to six years in prison for his part in that crime.
Deshaun Wilson, 17, of Lisle, pleaded guilty in DuPage County Circuit Court to a felony charge of robbery, according to court records. Five companion charges that included aggravated battery, mob action, criminal damage to property and retail theft were dismissed in exchange for that plea, records showed.
Judge Blanche Hill Fawell on Monday sentenced Wilson to six years in prison, records indicated. Wilson also was fined and will be placed on mandatory supervised release following his parole.
Lisle police charged Wilson and three associates in the July 19 robbery of the 7-Eleven store at 4651 Old Tavern Road. The other men were Antonio M. Finley, 21, of Lisle; Steven V. Gayden, 17, of Aurora; and Antwan Jones Jr., 18, of Chicago’s far south side.
A police spokesman in July said the men entered the store and looted it, and then physically assaulted an employee before leaving.
Paramedics took the worker to Edward Hospital in Naperville for treatment of what were non-life-threatening injuries.
The police spokesman said miscellaneous pieces of merchandise were stolen, and that no weapons were used during the robbery.
Fawell in September convicted Gayden of a felony charge of robbery and sentenced him to four years in prison.
Finley, a former Naperville resident, pleaded guilty last month to the same charge and was sentenced to six years in prison. He might be spared that penalty should he be deemed eligible for enrollment in a boot camp-style program run by the Illinois Department of Corrections.
In a prior incident, Finley on Feb. 26, 2011 met with a 25-year-old woman who had advertised her iPad for sale on Craigslist. She agreed to meet him at Crab Apple Court and River Road, near Naperville’s Brush Hill neighborhood.
Finley snatched the iPad from the woman’s hands and ran. The woman and a companion chased him before calling police.
Police followed the footprints Finley left in the snow to his mother’s home in Naperville, where he was arrested.
Jones on Dec. 5 pleaded guilty to the 7-Eleven robbery. He is scheduled to be sentenced Jan. 15, records showed.