A 21-year-old man has been sentenced to five years in prison for stealing a Jeep from a car wash in Cary, which he then used to allegedly commit a carjacking in Chicago.
Dimari Terry, 21, of the 4900 block of West Concord Place in Chicago, was charged in October 2019 with theft over $10,000, two counts of possession of a stolen vehicle and theft under $500.
The Cary Police Department responded around 3:45 p.m. October 18, 2019, to the Cary Car Wash, 820 West Northwest Highway, for a report of a stolen vehicle.
Officers learned that a Jeep Grand Cherokee was stolen while being dried after a car wash.
The offender was described as a tall, skinny black male wearing a gray sweatshirt and black pants.
The stolen Jeep Grand Cherokee was last seen driving westbound on Route 14 from the business, officers were told.
Cary police investigators later learned the Jeep was used to commit a carjacking on Chicago’s northwest side on October 18.
Chicago police said that several days later officers attempted to stop a stolen car on the city’s West Side and the suspects fled.
One of the men taken into custody was Terry, police said.
Cary police investigators were able to identify the man as the suspect who stole the Jeep in Cary.
Terry entered into a negotiated plea deal last week with the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office.
He pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a stolen vehicle, a Class 2 felony, in exchange for his other charges being dismissed.
McHenry County Judge James Cowlin approved the deal and sentenced Terry to five years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
Terry will receive 1,061 days of credit for time already served awaiting his case.
The five-year sentence will be served at 50% in accordance with truth-in-sentencing guidelines, which means his prison sentence has already been served.
Terry remains held in the Cook County Jail for his other charges in Cook County, records show.