Addison carjacking suspects now accused of other crimes

  • Malik Pierre-Louis

    Malik Pierre-Louis

  • James T. Kimbrough

    James T. Kimbrough

 
 
Updated 5/14/2020 5:11 PM

Bail was denied Thursday for a second man charged with a Monday carjacking in Addison and robbing a Marathon gas station March 29, also in Addison.

Prosecutors say the two also are suspects in other carjackings in DuPage and Cook counties, including one April 5 in Glendale Heights.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

DuPage County Judge Jeffrey MacKay denied bail for Malik Pierre-Louis, 23, of Addison, as he did Wednesday for James Kimbrough, 22, of Dolton. Both are charged with aggravated vehicular hijacking with a firearm and armed robbery.

In a petition to deny Pierre-Louis bail, assistant state's attorney Kristin Sullivan said Pierre-Louis had been terminated unsatisfactorily from probation March 17 for a 2017 case in which he was found guilty of aggravated battery of an Addison peace officer. That officer was arresting Pierre-Louis on a warrant on an armed robbery charge out of south suburban Phoenix. The charge was reduced to robbery and he was placed on probation, Sullivan said.

The carjacking was reported at 11:50 p.m. Monday. The victim said Kimbrough approached his Chevrolet Camaro and asked to use his cellphone. The victim refused, but later agreed to make the calls through the car's Bluetooth system.

Officials said that after three failed calls, Kimbrough displayed a handgun with an extended magazine and threatened to kill the victim unless he got out of the car.

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Police, using the vehicle's OnStar service, found the Camaro at a Citgo station in Summit. Officials said Pierre-Louis tried to drive away, but OnStar disabled the vehicle. Kimbrough was arrested there. Pierre-Louis ran off, but left his cellphone behind, Sullivan said. He was arrested Tuesday at a hotel in Addison.

A handgun matching the description of the ones used in the carjacking, and in the March 29 gas station robbery, was found in the car, Sullivan said.

The petition says that in recorded police interviews, Pierre-Louis and Kimbrough admitted to the carjacking and the March 29 robbery.

The petition also said Kimbrough admitted to carjacking someone in Glendale Heights on April 5, but that Pierre-Louis denied doing so.

In that case, a man reported that two men wearing surgical masks approached him in his Mercedes-Benz and asked to use his cellphone. He refused because it was dead. They approached again and one held a handgun to the victim's head, threatening to kill him.

The stolen car was found April 9 in Harvey, outside a home where a shooting had occurred several days earlier, the petition stated.

Pierre-Louis' next court date is June 18. Kimbrough is back in court June 11.

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