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Crime & Courts

Police: 2nd man charged in armed robbery try

SYCAMORE – A second DeKalb man is in DeKalb County Jail in connection with an Aug. 4 armed robbery in the 700 block of Regent Drive in DeKalb.

Police said in court records that Gregory J. Thorn, 23, of the 700 block of Regent Drive, pointed a gun at the victim about 11 p.m. Aug. 4, as he and Emmanuel M. Thomas, of the 400 block of Oak Street tried to steal the man’s belt, money and drugs. Thomas has been in the county jail since mid-August. Both he and Thorn are charged with attempted armed robbery with a firearm, typically punishable by four to 15 years in prison upon a conviction.

Police records said the robbery was thwarted when the victim yelled and a neighbor called police.

Thorn’s bond was set at $75,000 Sept. 2 by DeKalb County Judge Thomas Doherty, who also ruled that if Thorn posts $7,500 bail to be released, he will be placed on electronic home monitoring. That condition is also in place for Thomas, who’s still being held on $250,000 bond.

Thomas is due back in court at 9 a.m. Sept. 27, when he’s expected to file a plea. Thorn is due back at 9 a.m. Oct. 5. He is facing multiple pending charges, most of them traffic offenses, and two misdemeanor charges – for resisting arrest in May and another for endangering the life of a child when police said he fled police in his car with a child younger than 18 in the car Jan. 10. Thorn posted $200 bail to be released Jan. 17 on the child endangerment charge.

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