Pre-Trial Release Denied for Aurora Man Accused of Naperville Attempt Murder
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WHEATON ~ On June 23, 2024, a woman was shot in the chest while sitting in a car in the 1000 block of Iroquois Avenue. The Naperville Police Department responded to the call and found the victim with a gunshot wound on her right side. She was immediately taken to a local hospital for medical treatment.

After an investigation into the shooting, authorities identified Jarvell Rainey, a 21-year-old man from Aurora, as a suspect. It is alleged that Rainey and another individual drove to a Motel 6 and picked up the victim. Rainey then allegedly punched her in the eye and shot her before robbing her of her wallet, cell phone, backpack, and cash. He then forced her out of the car and fled.

On June 28, 2024, Judge Susan Alvarado issued an arrest warrant for Rainey. On July 8, authorities located Rainey leaving a hotel with another individual in North Aurora. They were able to apprehend him without incident.

DuPage County State's Attorney Bob Berlin and Naperville Chief of Police Jason Arres announced yesterday that Judge Joshua Dieden granted the State's Motion to deny pre-trial release for Rainey. He appeared in First Appearance Court yesterday afternoon where he was charged with Attempt First-Degree Murder, Aggravated Battery – Discharge of a Firearm, and Armed Robbery with a Firearm.

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Berlin stated that "It is alleged that Mr. Rainey not only robbed an innocent, unarmed woman but also shot her in the chest before forcing her out of the vehicle and fleeing the scene." He also commended the Naperville Police Department for their quick work in identifying Rainey as a suspect and thanked other law enforcement agencies for their assistance.

Chief Arres also spoke out against violence in their city stating that "Acts of violence that put our residents in danger cannot and will not be tolerated." He praised the efforts of his department and thanked State's Attorney Berlin for his assistance and guidance in the case.

Rainey's next court appearance is scheduled for August 5, 2024, for arraignment in front of Judge Mia McPherson. It is important to note that these charges are only allegations and Rainey is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. The government has the burden of proving his guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

The victim in this case did not sustain life-threatening injuries, but the incident serves as a reminder that senseless violence will not be tolerated in DuPage County. The authorities involved in this case are committed to ensuring public safety and bringing justice to those who commit such heinous acts.

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