Chicago Teen Handed Eight Years For Stealing Car At Gunpoint

By The Chicago Times Staff

June 29, 2022

WHEATON — A Chicago teen has been sentenced to 8 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for hijacking a woman’s car at gunpoint in 2021.

According to DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin, Deondre Logan, 18, was sentenced by Judge Brian Telander. The State had requested a twenty-one year sentence. 

Court records show, on January 23, 2021, around 10:46 pm, Addison police officers responded to a vehicular hijacking near a Popeye’s restaurant in Addison.  On scene, officers learned that a twenty-year-old female was carjacked by gunpoint as she walked into the restaurant.  The victim told police she was approached by three men, two of which were armed. One of the men, identified as Logan, threatened to kill her if she did not give up her belongings, including her vehicle.  When the victim complied, the three men fled in her vehicle.  An officer on patrol officer pursued the carjackers with assistance from the Illinois State Police.  The vehicle was tracked to the south side of Chicago.  When officers approached the vehicle, the three men fled on foot.  Logan was apprehended shortly after by Chicago police officers and handed over to Addison authorities.  On January 25, 2021, Logan appeared in juvenile court where he was detained.

On January 29, 2021, the State filed a motion to transfer Logan’s case to adult court.  On March 9, 2022, Judge Brian Jacobs transferred the case to adult court where Judge Telander set bail at $250,000.  Logan has been held in the DuPage County Jail since that time.  Logan entered a blind plea of guilty to one count of Aggravated Vehicular Hijacking, a Class X Felony on May 10, 2022. 

“The initial charging in juvenile court and subsequent transfer to adult court of the defendant in this case sends the message that regardless of your age, if you commit a violent gun crime in DuPage County you will be caught, charged, prosecuted and held accountable for your criminal behavior.  Thankfully, the victim in this case was not physically harmed. I thank Assistant State’s Attorneys Jennifer Lindt and Nick Catizone for their work in preparing a strong case against this defendant that ultimately led to his guilty plea.” Berlin said in a statement.