DeKALB – Police are still searching for the fourth suspect accused of robbing a man and a woman at gunpoint in November even as a third suspect made his first court appearance Friday.
Anton T. Drake, 22, of the 100 block of Deerpath Road, Matteson, remained in DeKalb County jail Friday unable to post $25,000 bail. He is charged with home invasion, armed robbery and theft of more than $500. If convicted of either home invasion or armed robbery, he could be sentenced to between six and 30 years in prison.
About 6:50 p.m. Nov. 21, a man knocked on the door of an apartment in the 1100 block of Varsity Boulevard and four men then forced their way in when a resident answered, court records show. The group took cellphones, a computer, an Xbox system, a backpack, credit cards and other items, police said. All of the suspects were armed, according to court records.
Three others also are charged in connection with the incident, including Derrius L. Spencer, 20, of the 1000 block of Arcadia Drive, DeKalb; Torree Fair, 21, of the 900 block of Fotis Drive, DeKalb; and Oliver P. Johnson, 20, of the 7100 block of South St. Lawrence Avenue, Chicago.
Spencer hit the man over the head with a gun and threatened to shoot him, according to court records. Spencer and Fair were arrested last year, while Johnson remains at large.
Spencer is expected to ask a judge to reduce his bond Feb. 4. Fair is next due in court Feb. 6, and Drake is next due in court Feb. 13.