An East St. Louis man has been charged with two felonies for his part in a Belleville carjacking that took place in late February.
Darron Covington, 19, was charged Friday with aggravated vehicular hijacking with a firearm and armed robbery with a firearm by the St. Clair County State’s Attorney’s Office.
He is being held on a $100,000 bond.
Covington was taken into custody by Belleville police detectives on Wednesday. Three juveniles, ages 14, 15 and 17, were arrested earlier in the week.
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The group confronted two men inside a vehicle at 11:30 p.m. Feb. 26 on Wesley Drive in Belleville. While brandishing a gun, the suspects demanded the mens’ phones and a wallet and ordered the men to lay on the ground.
Two of the suspects left with one man’s 2007 Pontiac Vibe, as two others fled on foot, firing a single round from the gun.