Two men, both on probation for felony gun violations, used a rifle and a handgun to carjack a couple in West Town on Monday, prosecutors said. Judge Barbara Dawkins ordered Allen Clay, 20, and Naronn Cain, 25, held without bail.
Just before 2 a.m., Cain and Clay allegedly approached a couple who were sitting inside a 2011 Kia Optima on the 2600 block of West Division. Prosecutors said Cain pointed a rifle at the 27-year-old driver while Clay pointed a handgun at a 23-year-old woman in the passenger seat. Both carjackers were allegedly wearing black masks.
Illinois State Police intercepted the hijacked vehicle and a tail car on the Dan Ryan, according to a CPD report, but the two vehicles split up as troopers pursued them.
Police arrested Cain and Clay after the hijacked car crashed at 87th and State streets. ISP found a rifle, a handgun, and a balaclava-style facemask inside the vehicle, according to CPD records.
Prosecutors charged both men with two counts of aggravated vehicular hijacking with a firearm.
Cain is on probation for his second gun conviction, according to court records. He received conditional discharge for misdemeanor unlawful use of a weapon after police found a handgun in a stolen car that he exited in February 2016, according to court records.
In November, he pleaded guilty to felony unlawful use of a weapon after police allegedly found a gun under the passenger seat of a car where he reached during a traffic stop, records show. He received a sentence of 18 months probation.
Clay also pleaded guilty to felony unlawful use of a weapon in November. He received 24 months probation. Police said they found a gun under his seat during a traffic stop.