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Charges upgraded in Aurora shooting

Updated: March 17, 2013 6:47PM



An 18-year-old Aurora woman now faces an attempted murder charge in connection with a January shooting.

Destiny Jones, of the 1200 block of Second Avenue, is accused of shooting a man and trying to steal money from him during the incident.

Jones was originally charged with aggravated battery with a firearm and attempted armed robbery, but a grand jury this month indicted Jones on an attempted murder count and attempted aggravated battery with a firearm.

She remains in Kane County Jail on $450,000 bail with a March 28 hearing scheduled for arraignment on the charges, according to court and jail records. A judge previously denied Jones’ request for a reduced bail.

Homeless man indicted in carjacking

A homeless man is scheduled to be arraigned next month on charges he used a knife and a pellet gun to steal a van and the driver’s purse in Aurora, court records show.

On a March 6, a Kane County grand jury indicted 22-year-old John Lang on multiple counts of armed robbery, aggravated vehicular carjacking and a lone count of possession of a weapon by a felon, according to court records.

Kane court records show Lang has a history of arrests for drunken driving, drugs and domestic battery dating back to 1995. Lang is expected back in court on April 3 when he could formally respond to the charges.

Convicted felon back in Kane jail

William L. Millsap Jr., 21, is back in Kane County Jail on charges he illegally had a weapon in his possession as a convicted felon earlier this year.

Millsap was arrested and briefly sent to an Illinois Department of Corrections facility for what was described to be a parole issue. On Thursday, he was released back to the custody of Kane County officials.

He was sent to prison after convictions in 2009 robbery and drug cases, including a nearly four-year sentence in the robbery which occurred in Aurora, records show.

A grand jury indicted Millsap on counts of being an armed habitual offender, possession of a weapon as a gang member and possession of a weapon by a felon after his arrest in Aurora in January. He returns to court April 25 for arraignment.

Alleged gang members
want suit dismissed

An April 4 hearing has been scheduled for a judge to hear arguments on several requests to throw out a lawsuit against suspected members of the Latin Kings street gang.

In 2012, Aurora used the Illinois Streetgang Terrorism Omnibus Prevent Act to seek civil restrictions and penalties against nearly three dozen suspected Aurora-based gang members.

The suit seeks financial restitution for damages, while also requesting an injunction to bar the men from gang-related activities, such as gathering with other gang members, displaying gang signs or violating curfew. With an active injunction, the defendants could be charged criminally if simply seen with another defendant.

While a handful of the alleged gang members never formally responded to the suit and were hit with default judgments, several others with attorneys have filed dismissal motions citing a variety of issues with the suit, according to court records.



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