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Crime & Courts

Chicago man caught in sting operation released on signature

SYCAMORE – A Chicago man accused of ramming a vehicle into an unmarked police car when trying to escape a sting operation was released on his signature Thursday.

Maurio A. Young, 19, of the 4600 block of West Maple Street in Chicago, has been charged with possession of cocaine and resisting a police officer. If convicted of the possession charge, Young could face one to three years in prison.

DeKalb police and DeKalb County Sheriff’s deputies had received information that Young’s cousin, 24-year-old Kamron T. Garraway, of the 1200 block of Second Avenue in Aurora, would be at the 2100 block of East Lincoln Highway in DeKalb to buy crack cocaine, according to court records.

About 9 p.m., police identified Young and Garraway inside a Volkswagen sedan and surrounded the vehicle, records show. Young, who was driving, then put the car in reverse and drove into an unmarked police car.

After conducting a search of the vehicle, police found a small amount of cocaine in a pair of jeans in the trunk. Young admitted the jeans and cocaine were his, but later said Garraway may have put the cocaine there, which Garraway denied.

Garraway also was charged with resisting a police officer and was released after posting bond.

DeKalb County Judge Philip Montgomery released Young on his signature so long as he underwent pre-trial supervision.

He is due back in court at 9 a.m. Feb. 23.

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