(MCT) — A Streamwood man was charged Sunday with abducting another man while armed with a sawed-off shotgun.
Keewon Taylor, 20, of the 0-100 block of Helen Court, was charged with armed robbery, aggravated vehicular hijacking and home invasion. He is being held in the Cook County Jail on $325,000 bail.
According to prosecutors, Taylor showed up at the home of the victim, a 30-year-old Streamwood man who lives in the 3000 block of Lynwood Court, about 11 a.m. Friday with a sawed-off shotgun. After taking $300, two iPods and an earring, Taylor ordered the victim into the driver's seat of his car, prosecutors said.
When they had drove a short distance, the victim jumped out and escaped. Taylor took the wheel only to crash and run off into a patch of woods near Lake Street and Park Boulevard.
The victim was not injured and called police. A warrant was issued for Taylor, and Streamwood police organized a search. But before they could find him, Taylor turned himself in to authorities at the Maywood courthouse Friday night.
He was positively identified by the victim and a witness, and police found the gun in the woods, prosecutors said.
Streamwood police Cmdr. Randy Hart would not comment on how Taylor and the victim knew each other.
Taylor was sentenced to four years in state prison in 2010 on a residential burglary conviction. He is expected to appear in court Tuesday.