3 accused of kidnapping and robbing DePaul student reach plea deals

(L to R) Lasam Davis, Tarika Gilmore, and Deaaron Jackson | CPD

Two men and a woman who were accused of kidnapping and robbing a DePaul University student in January have reached plea deals.

Prosecutors said the 19-year-old student went to a home in the Garfield Park neighborhood on Jan. 8 to meet with 18-year-old Tarika Gilmore. During the meeting, the man was allegedly robbed by Gilmore, 24-year-old Lasam Davis, and 27-year-old Deaaron Jackson.

The DePaul student got away and reported that he had been robbed at gunpoint and kidnapped in an alley near the school’s Lincoln Park campus. Investigators determined that the student’s version of events was not true, and he eventually admitted that he went to the West Side home voluntarily to meet Gilmore, police said.

Three days after the robbery, police went to the Garfield Park home because a light was on inside, and the house was supposedly abandoned. Cops arrested Gilmore, Davis, and Jackson as they ran from the home. Some of the DePaul student’s property was found inside.

Prosecutors reached plea deal agreements with all three offenders, according to court records:

  • Davis pleaded guilty to aggravated unlawful restraint and is sentenced to four years in prison with 326 days credit for time served. After receiving a 50% sentence reduction for anticipated good behavior, he will be paroled on Oct. 2, 2020. Prosecutors dropped a series of felony charges in the deal, including Class X armed robbery and multiple Class X kidnapping counts.
  • Jackson pleaded guilty to one count of felony theft in exchange for two years probation. Prosecutors dropped three Class X kidnapping counts and two other felonies in their deal with Jackson.
  • Gilmore pleaded guilty to aggravated unlawful restraint and received a three year sentence with 231 days credit for time served. The state agreed to drop three Class X kidnapping counts and identity theft charges. Her anticipated parole date is July 9, 2020.

Judge Diana Kenworthy oversaw the case and handed down the sentences.

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