News & Announcements

News For You

Posted on: February 23, 2019

Bond Set for Four Cook County Men Charged With Lombard Armed Robbery


PRESS RELEASE FROM DUPAGE COUNTY STATE'S ATTORNEYS OFFICE: Four men accused of breaking into a Lombard apartment, robbing the occupants at gunpoint and then leading law enforcement on a high-speed chase.

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin and Lombard Chief of Police Roy Newton announced today that bond has been set forMashawn Barnes, 27 (d.o.b. 5/8/1991) of 1165 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, Kevin Jones, 31 (d.o.b. 9/9/87) of 5103 North Avenue, Chicago, Calvert Williams, 29 (d.o.b. 5/26/1989) of 21206 Oak Street, Matteson, and Dion Young, 20 (d.o.b. 3/7/1998) of 4734 W. Jackson, Chicago appeared in Bond Court where Judge Kavita Athanikar set bond at $2 million with 10% to apply for all four men. All four men have been charged with one count of Armed Robbery (Class X Felony). In addition, Williams, Jones and Barnes have been charged with one count of Unlawful Use of a Weapon by a Felon. Young has been charged also with Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Barnes has also been charged with one count of Aggravated Fleeing and Eluding. Because the crime was allegedly committed with a gun, sentencing requires a fifteen-year add on making the defendants eligible for a penalty of between twenty-one and forty-five years in the Illinois Department of Corrections if found guilty.

At approximately 3:35 p.m. Lombard Police officers were dispatched to an apartment on Foxworth Blvd in response to an armed robbery that had just occurred. It is alleged that as the victim and her daughter entered their apartment building, two men, armed and wearing masks, entered the building before the door closed. It is alleged that the men pointed a gun at the back of both the woman’s and her daughter’s heads and ordered the victim to take them to her apartment. It is alleged that once inside the apartment, the men tied up the woman and another occupant who was found sleeping in the apartment. It is alleged that the men then stole money, a handgun and other items from the apartment before fleeing in a vehicle waiting in the parking lot. The female victim was able to free herself, call police and identify the vehicle in which the men allegedly fled. It is alleged that as the men fled, Lombard officers responding to the call observed the vehicle in which the men allegedly fled and attempted to initiate a traffic stop. It is alleged that the defendant’s vehicle did not stop and accelerated away rapidly reaching speeds of up to 75 MPH on a 35 MPH portion of Roosevelt Road. Following a chase that involved the Lombard, Elmhurst and Villa Park Police Department, the vehicle came to a stop near Villa Avenue and North Avenue where it was involved in two separate crashes. It is alleged that four men then fled the vehicle. Mashawn Barnes was apprehended just north of the abandoned vehicle while the other three men were apprehended without incident in a wooded area nearby.

“The terror allegedly caused by these men – forcing their way at gunpoint into an innocent woman’s apartment, tying up their victims and stealing money, other items of value and a gun before fleeing is almost unimaginable,” Berlin said. “Following this, the men then allegedly led police on a high-speed chase during rush hour showing a complete and utter lack of respect for law enforcement and for the lives of countless motorists. Thankfully, no one was injured either at the apartment or on the streets. I would like to thank the Lombard, Elmhurst and Villa Park Police Departments for their work in quickly apprehending the suspects in this case. I would also like to thank Assistant State’s Attorneys Helen Kapas, Lee Roupas and Sean Kinsella for their efforts in preparing a strong case against these four men.”

“The brazen actions and use of high-powered weapons allegedly used in the commission of this crime and subsequent high-speed chase put many innocent lives in danger,” Newton said. “Thankfully, our officers were able to bring the suspects into custody before anyone was hurt.”

The cases against all four men have been assigned to Judge Miller. Their next court appearance is scheduled for March 18, 2019, for arraignment.

Members of the public are reminded that this complaint contains only charges and is not proof of the defendants’ guilt. The defendants are presumed innocent and are entitled to a fair trial in which it is the government’s burden to prove their guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. 

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in News For You

child safety seat

Child Safety Seat Inspections

Posted on: May 9, 2019
severe weather preparedness

Preparing for Severe Spring Weather

Posted on: April 11, 2019
2ColorLombardLogo (2)

Video Gaming Workshop: March 7th

Posted on: March 1, 2019

Winter Storm Updates

Posted on: January 28, 2019

SCAM Alert!

Posted on: January 10, 2019
2ColorLombardLogo (2)

101 South Main Redevelopment Update

Posted on: December 18, 2018
boat storage

RV Winter Parking Reminders

Posted on: November 1, 2018
Teen Driving Safety Week

Teen Driving Safety Week: Oct. 21 - 27

Posted on: October 18, 2018
coffee with a cop

National Coffee With a Cop Day

Posted on: September 20, 2018
fall pride 2018

Fall Pride Available Online!

Posted on: September 13, 2018
recycle 1

Recycling Extravaganza Returns September 22

Posted on: September 13, 2018
construction cones and hat 240 pxl

Construction Updates

Posted on: August 9, 2018
Cruise Nights Logo 2018

July 14 Cruise Night Update

Posted on: July 14, 2018
pw logo 2018 rev

May 30, 2018 Storm Update

Posted on: May 31, 2018
one call wreck it all

Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Posted on: April 2, 2018
state of the village 2018

2018 State of the Village

Posted on: February 23, 2018

Snow Event Updates: Feb. 8 - Feb 9

Posted on: February 9, 2018
tree trim 240

2018 Winter Tree Trimming Begins

Posted on: January 12, 2018

Composting In the Village of Lombard

Posted on: January 5, 2018

ALERT: Water Main Breaks

Posted on: January 4, 2018
Ice and Snow Logo

Winter Driving Safety Reminders

Posted on: December 28, 2017
pd logo

Click It Or Ticket Thanksgiving Results

Posted on: December 15, 2017
holiday hours 240

Village Offices Closed for Holidays

Posted on: December 15, 2017

JingleBell Jubilee 2017

Posted on: December 1, 2017
shop with a cop

Lombard's 19th Annual Shop With A Cop

Posted on: November 29, 2017

Tips on How to Deter and Prevent Skunks

Posted on: October 27, 2017

Gatz Pond Outfall Project nears completion

Posted on: September 22, 2017
Labor Day

Lombard Offices Closed for Labor Day

Posted on: August 28, 2017
Graceful Blooms Stacie Popowski

2017 Photo Contest Winners Announced

Posted on: June 16, 2017
construction cones and hat 240 pxl

Maple Street Detour begins June 17

Posted on: June 15, 2017

Heat Safety Tips and Reminders

Posted on: June 9, 2017
construction cones and hat 240 pxl

Well House Scheduled for Demolition

Posted on: April 4, 2017

Aqua Backflow Survey Issued to Residents

Posted on: January 23, 2017
sewer debris 240.jpg

Public Works to conduct street sweeping

Posted on: January 20, 2017
Lombard Police Badge.jpg

Shop With A Cop 2016

Posted on: November 29, 2016
parking sign 240.jpg

Metra Pay Boxes Error Update

Posted on: August 10, 2016
prescription drug take back DEA.jpg

Drug Take Back Day: April 30

Posted on: April 29, 2016

Wind Storm Clean Up

Posted on: February 22, 2016

Village Hall and Offices Closed Jan. 18

Posted on: January 15, 2016
snow storm.jpg

Winter Storm Update: Dec. 29, 2015

Posted on: December 29, 2015

Lombard's 17th Annual Shop with a Cop

Posted on: December 11, 2015
Pride Newsletter

Lombard Pride Available Online

Posted on: December 1, 2015
shoveling snow240.jpg

Sidewalk Snow Removal: Who's Responsible?

Posted on: November 23, 2015