CHICAGO MAN TAKEN INTO CUSTODY ON OCTOBER 4th FOLLOWING A BRIEF CHASE
DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin and Clarendon Hills Chief of Police Paul Dalen announced today that bond has been set for a Chicago man currently on probation charged with possession of a loaded pistol with a thirty-round extended magazine. Kobe Mayers, 20 (d.o.b. 6/28/2000) of Calumet Avenue, appeared in Bond Court this morning where Judge Brian Telander set bond at $200,000 with 10% to apply. Mayers has been charged with one count of Unlawful Use of a Weapon by a Felon (Class 3 Felony) and one count of Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon (Class 4 Felony). Additionally, Mayers also faces one count of Misdemeanor Resisting a Police Officer.
On October 4, 2020, at approximately 7:40 a.m., officers with the Clarendon Hills Police Department responded to a call of suspicious person(s) near Holmes and Harris. Upon their arrival, officers allegedly observed three men, one of which was later identified as Mayer, in the area. It is alleged that as officers approached the men, the men fled the scene on foot and that one of the men threw a loaded 9 mm pistol with an extended thirty-round magazine at the officers. Following a brief chase, Mayers was taken into custody and charged. “It is alleged that Mr. Mayers, a convicted felon currently on probation out of Cook County for unlawful use of a weapon, was in possession of a loaded weapon with a thirty-round extended magazine,” Berlin said. “Mr. Mayers’ violent past actions however, prohibit him from being in possession of any firearm, let alone one with an extended magazine. I would like to commend the Clarendon Hills Police Department for their quick response and apprehension of the defendant in this case. I would also like to thank the Westmont Police Department for their assistance on this case. I would like to thank Assistant State’s Attorney Bethany Jackson for her efforts in preparing a strong case against Mr. Mayers.” The investigation into the matter continues.
“I feel it is important to recognize the community members who reported the suspicious activity of these individuals,” Dalen said. “This type of vigilance enabled responding Clarendon Hills officers, with the assistance of Willowbrook officers, to place these individuals into custody. Also, I would like to thank the Oakbrook, Hinsdale, Willowbrook and Westmont Police Departments for their quick response and assistance. Additionally, I would like to thank Assistant State’s Attorneys Jessica Sisler and Helen Kapas for their attention and guidance in this case.” Mayers’ next court appearance is scheduled for November 4, 2020, in front of Judge Telander. If convicted, he faces a penalty of between two to ten years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. Members of the public are reminded that this complaint contains only charges and is not proof of the defendant’s guilt. A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the government’s burden to prove his or her guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.