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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 Assignment Editor at WREX. He joined the 13 WREX team as a photographer in 2016 after graduating from Northern Illinois University. He also produced ’13 News Today’ from 2017-2018.

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