Join Date: Apr 2002
Sportbike: 06 CBR600RR
Years Riding: bought my first street bike in 2000
How you found us: SBN
They caught the second guy............
Police make second arrest
By Stacy St. Clair and Jake Griffin Daily Herald Staff Writers
Posted August 20, 2003
A second man has been charged in the violent home invasion in Warrenville in April.
Warrenville police Tuesday confirmed an arrest had been made but declined to release information about the defendant.
DuPage County jail records show the Bolingbrook man, who turns 21 today, was arrested at 11:15 p.m. Friday. He was charged with home invasion, armed robbery and residential burglary.
The man was released from the jail Sunday, after posting 10 percent of a $1 million bond, records show.
Prosecutors would not comment on the charges.
"We will not participate in the dissemination of information," assistant State's Attorney Michael Wolfe said.
The arrest came Friday, two days after prosecutors publicly announced charges against Damon Jones, 24, of Naperville. Police say Jones and two other men forced their way into a Warrenville official's home in a secluded neighborhood near Blackwell Forest Preserve just after midnight on April 14.
The attackers asked for the official's daughter by name, though police believe the assailants did not know her and may have heard the father say her name.
The men bound the family with tape, then Jones raped a member of the family in an upstairs study, authorities say.
The trio fled with cash, coins, a cellular phone and other items, according to police reports. A purse belonging to the daughter was found among Jones' belongings when he was arrested, police said.
Authorities say they were led to Jones while investigating a tip. Police said they linked him to the crime after DNA matched semen found at the crime scene.
Jones, who is on probation for unlawful use of a firearm in Kane County, is the only one of the men accused of raping the family member.
He remains in the DuPage County jail on a $2 million bond. He was arrested Aug. 12 at an undisclosed location.
If convicted, he is eligible for consecutive sentences and faces a maximum of 60 to 90 years in prison.
During a brief bond court appearance Thursday, Jones listed a criminal history that includes residential burglary and unlawful use of firearm. Prosecutors also told the court he was a known gang member.
That same day, authorities were questioning the Bolingbrook man about his involvement in the home invasion, law-enforcement officials said.
Authorities had asked him to come to the Warrenville Police Department for questioning after his name surfaced during the investigation, officials said, adding that the man was kept at the station for 72 hours before he was arrested.
Authorities still are searching for the third man believed to be involved in the crime.
Arrest: Third man being sought