Crime & Courts

2 charged in Carpentersville stolen vehicle investigation where man had loaded handgun, police say

Police say one man had loaded 9 mm handgun

Carpentersville police have arrested two men in connection with a stolen vehicle investigation in which a man is accused of fleeing the scene with a loaded 9 mm handgun in his waistband, according to a news release.

Officers responded about 1 p.m. Wednesday to a report of a suspicious vehicle at the Fox View Apartment complex, according to a release from Carpentersville police. After learning the vehicle had been reported stolen out of Freeport, officers approached the two 20-year-old men inside the car, Corbyn C. Parnell-Humphrey and Keaunte J. Ashley, who took off on foot, according to the release.

Police stopped Parnell-Humphrey, but Ashley fled to a wooded area in the northeast corner of the apartment complex, according to the release. As Ashley took off, police spotted what appeared to be a handgun in the man’s waistband, the release stated.

Officers from several police departments surrounded the woods until 2:24 p.m., when Ashley was located in a back yard in the 300 block of Amarillo Drive. He was arrested after a “physical struggle with officers,” according to the release.

Ashley had a loaded 9 mm handgun on him at the time, the release stated.

Both Parnell-Humphrey and Ashley are charged in Kane County court with possession of a stolen motor vehicle. Parnell-Humphrey also faces a single count of driving without a license.

Possession of a stolen vehicle is a felony typically punishable by as many as seven years in prison.

Ashley is additionally charged with possession of a firearm without a Firearm Owner’s Identification card, aggravated battery to a peace officer, resisting arrest and obstructing a peace officer resulting in injury, according to the release.

Parnell-Humphrey and Ashley each appeared in Kane County bond court Thursday morning, when a judge set their bail at $10,000 and $35,000, respectively.

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