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Joliet police arrest two men on armed robbery charges

Terrian D. Askew (left) and Deangelo B. Grocesley.
Terrian D. Askew (left) and Deangelo B. Grocesley.

Two men were arrested on charges of armed robbery, aggravated battery and unlawful use and possession of a weapon by felon in the 700 block of Jasper Street, according to the Joliet police arrest log.

About 8 p.m. Thursday, Terrian D. Askew, 20, who lives on Jasper Street, and Deangelo B. Grocesley, 22, of the 300 block of North Broadway were arrested on charges of armed robbery and aggravated battery, and unlawful use and possession of a weapon by a felon.

Grocesley also was charged with possession of a stolen firearm. 

Joliet police arrested three other people on probable cause of armed robbery but released them without charge, according to the arrest log.

Askew and Grocesley were taken to the Will County Friday morning after their arrests. 

Joliet police Sgt. Christopher Botzum did not respond to a message inquiring about the arrests and he told the Herald-News that he would be unavailable Friday. 

Police Chief Al Roechner and deputy Police Chief Darrell Gavin failed to provide information on the armed robbery arrests on Friday.

Askew has been on parole since March 22. In 2017, he was sentenced to four years in prison after being convicted of aggravated robbery, according to the Illinois Department of Corrections. 

In 2016, Grocesley pleaded guilty to possession of a stolen motor vehicle. He was sentenced to three years in prison.

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