Chicago man charged with felonies
Last updated 9/29/2021 at 3:37pm | View PDF
Bond has been set at $1 million for a Chicago man accused of leading Illinois State Troopers and Hinsdale police officers on a high-speed chase Monday afternoon while driving a stolen vehicle, according to a press release from DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin and Hinsdale Police Chief Brian King.
The suspect, Kevonta Robinson, 19, with a last known address in the 5500 block of West Le Moyne Street, appeared in bond court Tuesday.
According to police, at about 3:42 p.m. Monday, a state trooper observed a 2016 Honda CRV traveling westbound on the shoulder of Interstate 290 near Mannheim Road at a high rate of speed. Learning that the vehicle was allegedly carjacked out of Cook County earlier that day and involved in two armed robberies, the trooper attempted to stop the vehicle, activating his lights and sirens. Robinson, the alleged driver, continued to drive, eventually exiting on the southbound Interstate 294 ramp to westbound Ogden Avenue in Hinsdale, proceeding to drive into oncoming traffic and disobeying the red light at Ogden and Oak Street.
The vehicle eventually came to a stop near Oak and Fuller Road, where Robinson exited the vehicle and fled on foot, running through a residential area and briefly pausing in a resident’s backyard. He was apprehended while hiding in a detached residential garage on Oak. Authorities also recovered a loaded Beretta 9mm pistol with one bullet in the chamber in the backyard where he had allegedly paused.
Robinson has been charged with two counts of armed violence with a handgun, aggravated possession of a stolen motor vehicle, possession of a stolen motor vehicle, aggravated fleeing and eluding, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and burglary, all felony counts, according to the release.
“The unprecedented levels of violence we have seen recently in DuPage County, such as alleged in this case, will not be tolerated and will be met with the full force and effect of the law,” Berlin said, thanking Illinois and Hinsdale police.
King also expressed gratitude.
“We appreciate the effort of our partner law enforcement agencies that assisted with Mr. Robinson’s arrest,” he said.
Robinson’s will appear Oct. 21 before Judge O’Connell for arraignment.