Carpentersville Man Who Made False Courtroom Bomb Threats Violates Parole

Carpentersville Man Who Made False Courtroom Bomb Threats Violates Parole

Bomb Threat

A Carpentersville man who made a threat against Kane County courts a year ago has pleaded guilty to several offenses.

Akiel W. Davis, 22, of the 100 block of Adobe Court, Carpentersville, on Friday, July 25, 2014, agreed to a sentence of eight years in the Illinois Department of Corrections in exchange for a guilty plea to unlawful possession of a stolen motor vehicle, a Class 2 felony, one count of burglary, a Class 2 felony, and two counts of disorderly conduct, one a Class 3 felony and one a Class 4 felony.

Circuit Judge Susan Clancy Boles accepted the plea.

  • At about 5 p.m. March 28, 2013, Davis stole items from outside a business in the 3N block of Route 31 in St. Charles Township.
  • At about 6:30 a.m. Aug. 23, 2013, Davis saw a 1997 Mercury Villager minivan running but unoccupied in an apartment parking lot in the 1500 block of Mark Avenue. Davis stole the vehicle, which was recovered several days later in DePere Wis, when Davis was arrested on an unrelated charge.
  • At about 9:30 a.m. Sept. 4, 2013, Davis called 911 and falsely stated that four bombs were concealed at the Kane County Judicial Center and allegedly called the Office of the Kane County Circuit Court Clerk and stated that many people in Kane County would die.
  • At the time of each of the offenses, Davis was serving a sentence of probation for an October 2012 Kane County conviction for aggravated battery. That sentence of probation was revoked based on these offenses.

The prison sentence is four years for the probation violation and four years for the burglary to be served concurrent to one another, plus four years for the unlawful possession of a stolen motor vehicle and three years for the disorderly conduct, also to be served concurrent to one another, for a total of eight years.

According to Illinois law, Davis is eligible for day-for-day sentencing. He receives credit for time served in the Kane County jail.

“Mr. Davis’ attempt to interfere with the judicial process made things much worse for him. And frankly, he owes an apology to the hundreds of people who were in the Kane County court buildings that were evacuated for several hours last Sept. 4. Many citizens who had made arrangements to be in court that day were forced to reschedule their days again because of his threats and selfishness,” Kane County State’s Attorney Joe McMahon said.

The case was prosecuted by Kane County Assistant State’s Attorney Greg Sams.


SOURCE: Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office