Jordan L. Toney (left) and Buddy W. Johnson (right)

Two Lake Villa men have been charged with first-degree murder after robbing and beating an ‘innocent man’ to death in Lake Villa Saturday evening.

Jordan L. Toney, 19, of the 39000 block of North Poplar Street in Lake Villa, and Buddy W. Johnson, 20, of the 21600 block of West Birch Street in Lake Villa, have both been charged with three counts of first-degree murder.

The Lake Villa Police Department was called at 10:30 p.m. Saturday to an area near the Walgreens in the 300 block of east Grand Avenue in Lake Villa for a report of an injured person in an alley. Police officers arrived and found a Lake Villa man in his 50s dead.

Lake County Major Crimes Task Force spokesman Christopher Covelli said on Monday that Toney and Johnson robbed the man as he was walking home after making a purchase at a local business.

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Covelli said that Toney and Johnson then ‘severally beat the man’ and he fell to the ground where he died from his injuries. Both of the suspects fled the scene.

Covelli also added that both of the suspects did not know the victim. An autopsy performed on the victim, whose identity is being withheld pending notification to family, confirmed that he died from multiple traumatic injuries, the Lake County Coroner’s Office said.

“This man did nothing wrong. He was an innocent victim, minding his own business when he encountered evil in that alley,” Lake Villa Police Chief Craig Somerville said.

“This incident is not reflective of the community of Lake Villa, a family orientated town populated by great people. This was a tragic, senseless act of random violence that, unfortunately can occur anywhere,” Somerville added.

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Johnson and Toney are scheduled to appear in court this afternoon.

13 replies on “Two men charged with murder after Lake Villa man robbed, beaten to death”

  1. This is a news site? “Severally beaten”? Why is “innocent man” in quotation marks…are you implying the victim possibly wasn’t?

  2. My heart goes out to this man and his family. I hope these punks get the maximum allowable sentence. They try to act like gangsters in a small white suburb. These punks should go live in Chicago. They wouldn’t last long. Wannabes. Why would you want to be? Conceal carry!

    1. What does conceal carry have anything to do with this? What do you mean they should go live in Chicago? What are you implying? What Fox News brainwashing logic are you using? These are two white kids afilliated with no gang. They have been arrested many many times.

    2. “white” suburb? “they should go live in Chicago” (where all the non-whites are apparently)…racist much?

      1. wahh wahh racist. Its true, they should have went to chicago with the rest of the violent goons instead of terrorizing our nice white suburb. If you can’t concealed carry, open carry! Hope they get a quick trial, death penalty

  3. It makes me sick to know I grow up with them both. They would always come to my home and hang out with my brothers. And now I see how they are living now my prayers go out to the family of the victim

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