A Hanover Park man accused of committing armed robbery in Woodstock and leading police on a high-speed chase was arrested at his home by United States Marshals June 30.
Brian Odell, 39, of the 4700 block of Zeppelin Drive, Hanover Park, was charged with armed robbery, a Class X felony; unlawful restraint, a Class 4 felony; and mob action, a Class 4 felony, according to a press release from the Woodstock Police Department.
Odell is one of two suspects alleged to have taken part in an armed robbery in the 200 block of Throop Street at around 2:52 a.m. June 28. The other suspect has not been arrested.
“We are working to identify others that may have been involved in this,” WPD Deputy Chief Jeffrey Parsons said.
Police said Odell and another person were involved in a fight at a residence on Throop Street when they showed a handgun and battered two people inside the home. Odell and the other suspect allegedly stole property from a third person at the residence before fleeing in a dark-colored Cadillac sedan, according to the WPD.
Police found a car near the house matching that description and tried to pull over the driver, who accelerated “at a high rate of speed in attempts to elude patrol officers,” the release said.
Officers followed the Cadillac but called off the pursuit after the car reached speeds of more than 90 mph while driving westbound on Highway 14.
According to police, the victims and the offenders knew each other, and the victims “were specifically targeted,” the release said.
Odell’s bond was set at $200,000.
Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call NERCOM at 815-363-2152.