CARPENTERSVILLE – A Carpentersville man Friday pleaded guilty to several offenses after threatening the Kane County courts last year, according to a news release from the Kane County State's Attorney's Office.
Akiel W. Davis, 22, of the 100 block of Adobe Court, Carpentersville, agreed to an eight-year sentence 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.
According to the release, Davis on March 28, 2013, stole items from outside a business in the 3N block of Route 31 in St. Charles Township. That was before he stole a vehicle, which was recovered Aug. 23, 2013, in DePere, Wisconsin, during an arrest on an unrelated charge.
Then, at about 9:30 a.m. on Sept. 4, 2013, Davis called 911 and falsely claimed four bombs were hidden at the Kane County Judicial Center. He also allegedly called the Office of the Kane County Circuit Court Clerk to state many people in the county would die.
Davis was serving a probation sentence for an October 2012 aggravated battery conviction at the time of the offenses, the release said. That probation sentence was revoked based on the new offenses.
The prison sentence is four years for the probation violation and four years for the burglary, which will be served concurrently, plus four years for the unlawful possession of a stolen motor vehicle and three years for the disorderly conduct, also to be served at the same time. The total sentence is eight years.
The case was prosecuted by Kane County Assistant State's Attorney Greg Sams, and the plea was accepted by Circuit Judge Susan Clancy Boles.
In the release, Kane County State's Attorney Joe McMahon said, "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 the court that day were forced to reschedule their days again because of his threats and selfishness."
Illinois law makes Davis eligible for day-to-day sentencing, according to the press release. He receives credit for time served in the Kane County Jail.
- Allison Goodrich