KANKAKEE — A Missouri man arrested on a traffic stop in Kankakee last week waived extradition Tuesday in Kankakee County court to face charges of robbing a Kansas store of 32 guns earlier this month.
Jahquise T. Webb, of Kansas City, Mo., is believed to have been one of two people involved in the Aug. 18 robbery of the Frontier Justice gun store in Kansas City, Kan.
The 21-year-old Webb was arrested last Friday after he failed to stop for a red light in Kankakee.
During the search of the vehicle by Kankakee’s Gang Enforcement Tactical Unit, two loaded handguns were recovered from the glove compartment of the Dodge Durango Webb was driving. The two guns were on a list of 32 weapons taken from Frontier Justice, according to Kankakee County prosecutor Daniel Reedy.
The arrest warrant from Wyandotte, Kan., charged Webb with burglary, theft of firearms and criminal trespass. The cash only bond was set at $75,000.
On Monday, the Kankakee County State’s Attorney’s office charged Webb with possession of a stolen firearm, possession of a stolen motor vehicle, possession of a firearm by a known gang member and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon for Friday’s stop. Judge Kathy Bradshaw-Elliott set Webb’s bond at $100,000.
During Monday’s bond hearing, Reedy said Webb admitted to investigators he purchased the late model vehicle from a man for $500 in Missouri. Webb said he knew something was wrong. He also knew the man left two guns in the glove compartment, which he also thought was weird. Webb admitted to being a member of the Gangster Disciples.
Webb said that agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearm and Explosives came to Kankakee and interviewed him during the weekend about the Aug. 18 robbery. Video from the Frontier Justice robbery showed two subjects fleeing in a white Dodge Durango with Missouri license plates.
The Durango was identified by Bourbonnais police as a vehicle seen in surveillance video about the time of a robbery of a cellphone store in Bourbonnais last week. The vehicle was reported stolen out of Missouri.
Kankakee police said in the report Bourbonnais investigators had informed local agencies.
According to today’s custody list provided by Kankakee County Corrections, Bourbonnais police arrested Webb on burglary charges.
Webb said he came to Kankakee with his girlfriend, who has family here.
The Kankakee police report listed a 20-year-old woman living at the same Kansas City address as Webb. She was not listed on Monday’s custody lists from the Kankakee County Corrections Department. A search of inmate bookings dating back to last Friday did not turn up the woman as being booked.