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Illinois man accused of hijacking a vehicle with a weapon in Ogle County

OGLE COUNTY (WREX) — An 18-year-old man is in custody after authorities say he was armed when he hijacked a vehicle.

William Silas, 18, of Richton Park, Illinois, was taken into custody on Sunday.

The Ogle County Sheriff's office says they were called around 9:40 to a Stillman Valley residence for a vehicle hijacking with a weapon.

Details on the hijacking are limited, but police say Silas faces several charges, including:

  • Vehicular Hijacking
  • 2 counts of Aggravated Robbery
  • 2 counts of Aggravated Assault
  • Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle
  • Driving While License was Suspended

Silas is being held in the Ogle County Jail.

Andrew Carrigan

Andy Carrigan is the Social Media & Digital Content Manager at WREX. He joined the 13 WREX team as a photographer in 2016 after graduating from Northern Illinois University. He also been a producer and Assignment Editor at the station.

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