SYCAMORE – With a guilty plea to armed robbery and a 31-year prison sentence for Terrance E.J. Storey, all three Chicago men charged in the July 2017 armed robbery of a Sycamore 7-Eleven store have been convicted and sentenced to a total of 90 years in prison.
Storey, 29, told police he fired a .22-caliber handgun to scare the store clerk during the July 24, 2017, robbery, but accidentally hit him twice in the lower body.
He accepted a plea deal Tuesday and was sentenced by DeKalb County Chief Judge Robbin Stuckert. He must serve at least
85 percent of the 31 years, which is more than 26 years.
Storey, of the 300 block of West 100th Street, had been held in the DeKalb County Jail without bond since his arrest the morning of the robbery.
As were the other defendants, DeAngelo D. Bryant, 23, and Tevin T. Woods, 28, Storey had been ordered held without bond.
Storey will receive credit for the 11/2 years he has served in jail.
Bryant, who admitted to being the driver during the robberies, was found guilty by Judge William Brady on June 14 and sentenced Sept. 4 to 24 years for armed robbery, of which he must serve 12 years, and six years for aggravated battery with a firearm. He must serve at least 85 percent of it.
All told, he’ll have to spend at least 16 years behind bars.
The charge carried a range of 21 years to 45 years.
Both Woods and Bryant were arrested about 1:30 a.m. July 25, 2017, after their vehicle crashed near North and Indiana avenues in Elmhurst, according to court records. That was not long after they had robbed the 7-Eleven at 404 W. State St., and then robbed a gas station at North and Gary avenues in Carol Stream, also at gunpoint, just after midnight.
According to a news release from the DeKalb County State’s Attorney’s Office, the men beat the Sycamore clerk before Storey shot him twice.
In spite of his wounds, the clerk was able to call 911.
Shortly after Bryant and Woods were arrested, Storey was arrested after Elmhurst police found him under a deck in the backyard of a home nearby.
Storey was represented by Public Defender Tom McCulloch. Assistant State’s Attorney Suzanne Collins prosecuted the cases.
“These sentences wouldn’t be possible without the excellent work of the Sycamore, Carol Stream and Elmhurst police,” State’s Attorney Rick Amato said.