A juvenile has been charged in connection with an armed carjacking and sexual assault case in Belleville, according to the St. Clair County State’s Attorney’s Office.
State’s Attorney Brendan Kelly said a juvenile has been charged with aggravated vehicular hijacking and aggravated unlawful possession of a stolen vehicle. The name or age of the juvenile was not released.
A second juvenile remains in police custody but has not been charged yet, Kelly said.
“We’re working on additional search warrants with Belleville police,” Kelly said.
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Belleville police submitted their case to the St. Clair County State’s Attorney’s Office on Monday.
Police continue to look for a third suspect.
Police on Saturday arrested the second juvenile suspect in the case. The 14-year-old was picked up at his residence just after midnight and is described as someone who is well known to police because of a history of scrapes with law enforcement.
A 16-year-old suspect was arrested early Friday after being pursued by police from East St. Louis back into Belleville.
The attack happened Thursday evening in the first block of Parkridge Drive, a development of townhomes at the end of North 50th Street in west Belleville.
According to police reports, three men ambushed a woman in her early 20s as she pulled her 2015 Mini Cooper into her garage.
One of the suspects was believed to have been armed with a handgun.
Two of the suspects stole the woman’s car while the other stayed behind and sexually assaulted her, according to police.
Police said Friday that the woman had recently applied for a restraining order against a man. But they didn’t believe there was a connection between that case and the attack.