Two Chicago men have been sentenced to prison for their roles in armed robberies in Hampshire and East Dundee.
Damarcus D. Gilmore, 20, agreed on Feb. 15 to a sentence of 21 years’ imprisonment in the Illinois Department of Corrections in exchange for a guilty plea to two counts of Armed Robbery, a Class X felony, and Battery, a Class A misdemeanor.
Brian D. Ormond, 20, agreed Feb. 21 to a sentence of 15 years’ imprisonment in the IDOC in exchange for a guilty plea to two counts of Armed Robbery.
Circuit Judge Donald M. Tegeler, Jr., accepted the pleas.
Kane County Assistant State’s Attorney Christine Bayer stated in court that shortly before midnight May 15, 2017, Gilmore and Ormond entered a Speedway gas station in Hampshire. Gilmore was armed with a loaded 9mm handgun. Ormond was the lookout.
Gilmore pointed the gun at the clerk and demanded cash. The men fled with more than $500 in cash, lottery scratch-off tickets and cigarettes.
Bayer said the men went to Boone County, then returned to Kane County and stopped at a Thornton’s gas station in East Dundee.
There, Gilmore pointed the gun at the clerk and demanded cash. The men fled with more than $700 in cash, lottery scratch-off tickets, cigarettes and the clerk’s cell phone.
When they were stopped a short time later for a speeding violation on Interstate 90, Illinois State Police troopers discovered the stolen property and placed them under arrest.
According to Illinois law, the men are eligible for day-for-day sentencing. Gilmore receives credit for 631 days served in the Kane County jail. Ormond receives credit for 637 days served in jail.
Kane County State’s Attorney Joe McMahon said long prison sentences are steep prices for the cash, cigarettes and lottery tickets they took from two gas stations.
“It’s unfortunate, but it’s the right outcome for their foolish and criminal decisions,” he said. “My thanks to ASA Bayer, the Hampshire police, East Dundee police and the Illinois State Police trooper for recognizing that what appears to be a simple traffic stop often is a much more dangerous situation.”