Men Charged With Burglarizing House, Slamming Police Car
WHEATON, Ill. (CBS) – Two South Side men are charged with burglarizing a home in Addison this week, then slamming their getaway car into two police vehicles.
Christian Johnson, 18, of the 400 block of East 91st Street, and Antonio White, 25, of the 3000 block of South Michigan Avenue, are both charged with residential burglary. White is also charged with felony criminal damage to state property.
White’s bond was set at $250,000, and Johnson’s at $150,000, by DuPage County Judge Michael Wolfe Tuesday morning.
The DuPage County State’s Attorney’s office says Johnson broke into a house on Plamondon Drive in Addison around 9:30 a.m. Monday, and took several items, including a flat-screen TV and a jewelry box. White waited for him behind the wheel of a getaway car, and they sped off once they had all the stolen items they wanted, prosecutors said.
Elmhurst police eventually caught up to the duo, and tried to pull them over. But White drove at a speed of more than 90 mph and crashed into two unmarked police cars while trying to flee, prosecutors said.
White and Johnson were both arrested after a chase, prosecutors said.
The suspects are being held at the DuPage County Jail, pending a hearing April 21 before DuPage County Judge Daniel Guerin. If convicted, they could face 15 years each in state prison.