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St. Charles teen charged in robberies accused of attacking officers in Juvenile Justice Center

Published: Tuesday, June 17, 2014 3:23 p.m. CST

ST. CHARLES TOWNSHIP – A 17-year-old St. Charles boy, already charged with armed robbery, burglary and retail theft in Batavia and St. Charles, faces additional charges in connection to an incident early Sunday at the Kane County Juvenile Justice Center.

The teen was charged with four counts of aggravated battery and two counts of aggravated assault. He appeared before Judge Thomas Mueller on Tuesday in juvenile court, wearing a dark-colored jail uniform.

According to a synopsis read in court, at about 4:30 a.m. Sunday, Kane County Sheriff's deputies assisted the center's staff members with removing items from the teen's holding area. He had tied a T-shirt around his neck saying “he no longer wanted to live,” according to the synopsis.

The teen allegedly began pushing and kicking two deputies and approached them in an aggressive manner, Mueller said. The teen has been held in the center's detention center wing since he first appeared in court Thursday on the earlier charges.

The teen, along with Kayla N. Magnuson, 22, of Geneva, was charged with felony counts of robbery and armed robbery along with retail theft, a misdemeanor, in connection with an armed robbery that took place on June 11 at the Batavia Wal-Mart at 801 N. Randall Road, according to court documents.

The teen is also charged with with two counts of burglary, one count of felony retail theft, one count of misdemeanor retail theft and one count of unlawful use of a weapon. The charges are in connection to incidents that involve the St. Charles locations of Meijer, 855 S. Randall Road, and Wal-Mart, 150 Smith Road, according to St. Charles police.

Charges were denied for Magnuson in the Meijer incident, but detectives await additional charges in DuPage County in connection with the St. Charles Wal-Mart incident, police said.

Mueller set the teen's next court date for July 2. Magnuson's next court date is July 18.

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