Crime & Courts

Man jailed on charges of robbing minor of game controller, video game

A Crest Hill man stole a game controller and video game from a minor, police said.

About 9:20 a.m. Monday, Gevon Anderson, 20, of the 1600 block of Coventry Lane was booked into the Will County jail on charges of robbery and theft.

The charges stem from a Dec. 17, 2020, incident where Anderson and a minor communicated on the online mobile app OfferUp regarding the sale of a gaming system, according to the Bolingbrook police.

Anderson agreed to meet the minor in person to buy the system, police said.

During the transaction, Anderson “grabbed the gaming system and attempted to take it without paying for it,” police said.

“A physical altercation ensued between the victim and Anderson,” police said.

Anderson ultimately drove away from the scene with “a portion of the gaming system and never paid the victim for it,” police said.

Judge Derek Ewanic signed a $50,000 bond warrant for Anderson’s arrest.

A grand jury returned an indictment against Anderson that alleged he knowingly took a “game controller and a video game” from a minor “by use of force.”

Anderson made a court appearance Tuesday before Judge Dave Carlson.

Carlson scheduled Anderson’s next court date for Friday to determine the status of his $50,000 bond and whether another judge will preside over the case.

Felix Sarver

Felix Sarver

Felix Sarver covers crime and courts for The Herald-News