3 Arrested for Strong-Arm Robbery in St. Charles

The following information was supplied by the St. Charles Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

Two adults and a teenage juvenile were arrested within minutes after a robbery was reported at 7:43 p.m. Oct. 24 in the 200 block of 19th Street in St. Charles, police said.

Deontae C. Nichols, 22, of the 2200 block of South Hamlin Street in Chicago, and the 16-year-old each were charged with robbery, a Class 2 felony; theft, a Class 3 felony; and unlawful possession of a stolen credit card, a Class 4 felony. Deaunta J. Taylor, 23, of the 700 block of North Springfield in Chicago, was charged with theft, a Class 3 felony, and unlawful possession of a stolen credit card, a Class 4 felony.

According to police, a 44-year-old man reported he was assaulted and robbed by three males as he was walking down the street. He told police his assailants choked him and punched him in the face.

He walked to his residence and called his bank to cancel the stolen credit card, and was informed that four transactions already had been made at a convenience store on West Main Street.

Police said they had encountered the three 15 minutes before the robbery report, and police were able to obtain surveillance video and copies of the transaction receipts from the convenience store. They found the three males in the 1800 block of Indiana Street, where they were arrested.

Nichols and Taylor were transported to the Kane County Jail, where they were held for an initial court appearance. The 16-year-old was transported to the Kane County Juvenile Justice Center to await proceedings.


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