By J. J. Quincannon, The Chicago Times
October 15, 2022
WHEATON – A Chicago man was sentenced to 40 years in prison for hijacking a pregnant woman’s car in Downers Grove.
In a press release, Robert Berlin, DuPage County State’s Attorney, said Daysean Washington-Davis, 22, formerly of the 2200 block of Marshall Blvd., Chicago, was sentenced to forty years in the Illinois Department of Corrections on Friday by Judge Michael Reidy.
Washington-Davis had entered a blind plea of guilty to one count of aggravated vehicle hijacking with a firearm back on April 25, 2022. One of Washington-Davis’ co-defendant, Emanuel Embry, 22, formerly of the 100 block of N. Wood Street, Chicago, entered a plea of guilty to one count of aggravated vehicle hijacking with a firearm. His next court appearance is scheduled for October 20, 2022. The case against another co-defendant, Martavious Robinson, is still pending.
Prosecutors said that on December 13, 2019, around 2:27 pm, Downers Grove police officers responded to a carjacking on Hawkins Street. When officers arrived on scene the victim, a pregnant female, reported that she was sitting in her vehicle in her driveway when two armed masked men forced her from her vehicle at gunpoint and drove off in her vehicle. The two armed suspects were later identified as Embry and allegedly Robinson.
Prosecutors said Washington-Davis was identified as the driver of the vehicle that allegedly brought Embry and Robinson to the Hawkins Street address. Court documents revealed that a friend of the victim, who had witnessed the carjacking, followed the stolen vehicle to a traffic stop. When the friend exited their vehicle and approached the stolen vehicle, the suspects exited the stolen car and fled. At this point, Washington-Davis, who had also followed, then stole the victim’s friend’s car.
After police investigated, Washington-Davis was arrested on December 17, 2019 at his apartment, while Embry was arrested later that day. Robinson was arrested on December 13, 2019. Police also discovered that the trio were also responsible for two previous carjackings in Downers Grove and Warrenville.
“In late 2019, Mr. Washington-Davis, Mr. Embry and allegedly Mr. Robinson, terrorized DuPage County residents stealing three vehicles at gunpoint in two-weeks’ time,” Berlin said in a press release. “Violent crimes such as these have an incredibly crippling effect on not just the immediate victims, but the entire community as well leaving residents to fear for their personal safety. Judge Reidy’s sentence sends the strong message that in DuPage County there will be a steep price to pay for anyone convicted of a violent crime. I thank Assistant State’s Attorneys Kristin Sullivan and Nick Catizone for their efforts in holding this defendant responsible for his actions.”