One man, two teens charged in spree of Madison County armed robberies

Madison County Sheriff’s Department officials announced on Thursday that one man and two teens face charges in connection with a spree of armed robberies in Alton and Godfrey.

Soloman L. Hubbard, 24; Willie T. Brooks, 17; and Jarrett A. Wright, 16, all of Alton, are charged. Hubbard and Wright each face five armed robbery charges. Brooks faces two armed robbery charges. Hubbard also faces a charge of possession of a weapon by a felon.

According to a statement, police developed the trio as suspects and conducted a search warrant Tuesday at Brooks’ home in Alton. Brooks and Wright were in the home at the time and police found evidence associated with the robberies.

The spree began on Aug. 13, when Hubbard and Wright, who wore dark clothing and ski masks, allegedly entered the Walgreens at 1650 Washington Ave. in Alton. Hubbard displayed a black handgun and demanded money. The two then left on foot.

Two days later, the duo allegedly robbed the CVS at 2422 College Ave. in Alton in a similar fashion. They allegedly returned to the Washington Avenue Walgreens on Oct. 21 and robbed it again.

Brooks allegedly joined the duo for similar robberies at the Casey’s General Store locations at 2517 Washington Ave. in Alton on Oct. 28 and at 6301 Godfrey Rd. in Godfrey on Nov. 5

Bond for Wright and Hubbard was set at $500,000. Bond for Brooks was set at $250,000. Armed robbery is a Class X felony that carries a prison term of up to 30 years for each count.