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Posted on: July 25, 2018

Armed Robbery Arrests

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GravesEllihue S. Graves
Age: 18
2301 West 6th Avenue
Gary IN, 46404
Arrested: 7/24/2018
Held at DuPage County Jail
Bond: $10,000.00 10% to apply






SmithMarsalis C. Smith
Age: 19
1637 Westminster Drive Apt. 102
Naperville, IL 60563
Arrested: 7/24/2018
Held at DuPage County Jail
Bond: $50,000.00 10% to apply






JacksonCortez M. Jackson
Age: 19
12339 Maple Avenue
Blue Island, IL 60406
Arrested: 7/24/2018
Held at DuPage County Jail
Bond: $10,000.00 10% to apply





On July 21, 2018 at approximately 6:30 p.m., the Wheaton Police Department responded to an armed robbery with firearms in the area of Butterfield Road and East Loop Drive. The victim reportedly was robbed inside of a vehicle by Graves, Smith, Jackson, and a juvenile. The victim was subsequently pushed from the vehicle and run over, which resulted in a serious leg injury.


The Wheaton Police Department with the assistance of the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office, the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office, and the Glen Ellyn Police Department, conducted an expedient and thorough investigation over the next 72 hours that resulted in the apprehension of all alleged offenders and the recovery of firearms.  


Graves, Smith, Jackson were charged with Armed Robbery and transferred to the DuPage County Jail. Jackson was additionally charged with Aggravated Reckless Driving. The juvenile arrestee was charged with Armed Robbery and transferred to the Kane County Youth Home.  


The Wheaton Police Department would like to thank the witnesses who provided critical information during the initial stages of this investigation. Any persons who witnessed or have information regarding this incident are encouraged to contact Detective Lieutenant Bill Cooley at 630-260-2077.  All press inquiries can be directed to Deputy Chief P.J. Youker at 630-260-2081.  


Notice to Public: The public is reminded that a complaint contains only charges and is not proof of the defendant’s guilt. Constitutionally, a defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the government’s burden to prove his or her guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

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