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U.S. Marshals arrest man in connection with armed robbery in Woodstock

Brian Odell | Woodstock police
Brian Odell | Woodstock police

A Hanover Park man was charged after committing an armed robbery and leading police on a high-speed chase in Woodstock last Wednesday.

Brian Odell, 39, of the 4700 block of Zeppelin Drive in Hanover Park was charged with three felonies which included armed robbery, unlawful restraint, and mob action after being arrested at his home by United States Marshals last Friday.

Odell is reportedly one of two suspects involved in the armed robbery in the 200 block of Throop Street in Woodstock.

Police said the second suspect has not been arrested yet.

Police were called to the Throop Street address initially for a report of a disturbance in progress at around 2:50 a.m. last Wednesday June 28.

It was learned that there was a fight at the residence and a handgun was displayed by Odell and another suspect. Two other males, who were inside of the residence, were assaulted, police said.

The offenders took personal property from inside the residence from a third person and then fled the scene prior to police arrival.

Responding patrol officers who were in the area immediately spotted the dark-colored Cadillac sedan fleeing from the scene.

Woodstock Police Officers attempted to make a traffic stop by activating their emergency lights and sirens while behind the vehicle however a chase ensued when it refused to stop.

Police said that the pursuit was terminated after speeds reached more than 90 mph.

The suspect vehicle was last seen by officers driving westbound on Route 14 at a very high rate of speed.

Officials said that it has since been learned that the offenders and victims were known to each other and the victims were specifically targeted.

Odell’s bond was set at $200,000. He’s currently being held at the McHenry County Jail.

Anyone with additional information regarding the incident or the second suspect is asked to call NERCOM at (815) 363-2152.


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