CHICAGO (CBS) — A teenage suspect has been indicted in federal court on charges that he violently carjacked someone in Skokie last summer.
The U.S. Attorney’s office said Omarion Franklin was indicted by a grand jury Monday in the carjacking of an Infiniti G35 sedan in Skokie on July 12 of last year.READ MORE: Suburban Family Still In Shock After They Hired Home Improvement Contractor Via HomeAdvisor, Only For The Contractor To Smash Up Their Property
Franklin, 18, is charged with one federal count of carjacking, which could result in 15 years in prison if he is convicted.
Franklin was in custody Tuesday. Arraignment has yet to be been scheduled.READ MORE: Illinois Reports Most New COVID-19 Cases In More Than A Year, As Testing Hits All-Time High
Last week, U.S. Attorney John Lausch and FBI Chicago Special-Agent-in-Charge Emmerson Buie told CBS 2 Investigator Megan Hickey that if someone gets caught carjacking, they are going to be pushing harder than ever to make it a federal case.MORE NEWS: Jamari Hodge Of Calumet City Accused Of Arranging For Child To Engage In Commercial Sex Acts At Illinois Hotels
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