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Crime & Courts

Chicago man gets 29-year prison sentence for 7-Eleven robbery in Sycamore

Third suspect working toward plea deal in DuPage County, prosecutors say

SYCAMORE – The second Chicago man convicted in the July 2017 armed robbery of the Sycamore 7-Eleven that left a clerk with two gunshot wounds will be behind bars until he’s in his 40s.

On Wednesday morning, Chief Judge Robbin Stuckert agreed to sign off on a plea deal for Tevin T. Woods, 27, of the 6000 block of South Ellis Avenue. Woods signed an agreement Nov. 16 to plead guilty to armed robbery and be sentenced to 29 years in prison; he must serve at least 50 percent of the sentence. The charge carries a range of 21 to 45 years.

DeKalb County Assistant State’s Attorney Suzanne Collins prosecuted the case, and Woods was represented by Dan Transier.

Woods and DeAngelo D. Bryant, 23, of the 1100 block of West 10th Street in Chicago, were arrested about 1:30 a.m. July 25, 2017, after a single-vehicle crash near North and Indiana avenues in Elmhurst, according to court records. That was shortly after they’d robbed the 7-Eleven at 404 W. State St., and then robbed a gas station at North and Gary avenues in Carol Stream just after midnight.

Bryant, who admitted to being the driver during the robberies, was found guilty by Judge William Brady on June 14 and sentenced Sept. 4 to 24 years for armed robbery, 12 years of which he must serve, and six years for aggravated battery with a firearm, which he must serve at 85 percent. All told, he’ll have to spend 16 years behind bars.

Shortly after Bryant and Woods were arrested, Terrance E. Storey, 29, of the 300 block of West 100th Street, Chicago, was arrested after Elmhurst police found him later that morning under a resident’s outdoor deck. Storey’s case in DeKalb County was continued Wedneday morning, so he could focus on his case – and a potential plea deal – in DuPage County, stemming from the Carol Stream robbery.

Police said Storey admitted to them that he fired the gun twice, but he did it to scare the clerk, who police say was shot twice in the lower body. Because he was the trigger man, Storey’s minimum sentence is 31 years, and he could do life in prison.

Collins said the cases must ultimately be resolved in both counties, but because the incidents happened in the same night, before Storey was arrested, he’ll serve his sentences concurrently, rather than consecutively. Similarly for Woods, he’ll serve his DeKalb County sentence concurrent with any sentence he receives from DuPage.

The three Chicago men have been in DeKalb County jail since July 25, 2017, and Chief Judge Robbin Stuckert denied them the opportunity to post bail July 26.

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