Criminals That Should Have Been In Jail Charged In Lyons Carjacking

By T. C. Mayfield, The Chicago Times

December 3, 2022

LYONS, IL – Two male suspects, one out on bail, one under house arrest for other felony crimes, have been arrested Tuesday for an attempted carjacking in Lyons.

Lyons police said 20-year-old Justin R. Lebron Jr., of Cicero, and 18-year-old Cesar G. Lopez, of Waukegan, has been charged with attempted aggravated vehicular hijacking.  Lebron was additionally charged with reckless discharge of a firearm.  Tom Herion, Lyons Police Chief, said both men have extensive criminal histories and are very dangerous.

“One offender was out on bond for murder,” Chief Herion said in a statement. “The other was under monitored house arrest and charged with Unlawful Use of a Firearm. They should never been on the street to commit another crime.”

Lyons police said the attempted carjacking occurred Tuesday around 2 pm in the 7700 block of 45th Place.  Police added that one round was fired at the scene and that the two suspects fled the scene, but were later taken into custody.  Both suspects were identified by the victims and a handgun allegedly belonging to the suspects has been recovered.

Lebron has two previous arrests and convictions for unlawful possession of a firearm and was on electronic monitoring at the time of his arrest.  His partner in crime, Lopez, was on a release from Cook County for a 2020 murder charge and is pending trial.

Lyons police are still investigating.