Third man charged in backpack theft at Illini Union

Third man charged in backpack theft at Illini Union

URBANA — A third man has been criminally charged in connection with the theft of a laptop computer from the Illini Union in July.

Davius Greenlaw, 19, who listed an address in the 600 block of Stoughton Street, was arraigned Thursday on a felony theft charge and told to be back in court Oct. 15.

A University of Illinois police report said a man was sleeping on a couch in the Illini Union on July 24 and awoke to find his backpack, which contained a laptop computer, was gone. Video surveillance showed Greenlaw leaving with the stolen backpack.

Police had wanted Greenlaw for questioning but didn't locate him until Aug. 31. He initially claimed not to know about the backpack but later admitted he was carrying the stolen backpack and that he went to the apartment of co-defendant Frederick Young to look at the contents.

Young, 18, of Savoy, and Jacob Richter-Shea, 18, of the 800 block of West Clark Street, Champaign, have already been charged in connection with that theft and the theft of other electronics from the campus area in July. Their criminal cases are also unresolved.

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