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Joliet man facing sex trafficking charges wants evidence suppressed in attempted robbery case


A Joliet man facing federal sex trafficking charges is seeking to have evidence suppressed in a Will County case where he’s charged with striking a man with a firearm and demanding money.

Attorneys for Kendall Guyton, 25, filed a motion on Sept. 24 to suppress evidence in his attempted armed robbery case that is slated for a hearing Feb. 1. The motion argues Joliet police officers had no probable cause to search a vehicle on June 1 that led to the recovery of a firearm that police said was used in the incident.

Guyton was held in the Will County jail on that case for about four months until Oct. 14, when he was taken to the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Chicago on federal sex trafficking charges.

Guyton and Gregory Ingram, 41, of Richton Park were indicted July 29 on charges of conspiring to traffic three victims, including one who was under 18, for the “purposes of commercial sex,” according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

While Guyton was in the Will County jail, prosecutors said, he was attacked on Aug. 13 by five other inmates: Dieontae Sparks, 21, Nikolaus Vaughn, 20, Malik Elam, 21, Malik Garfield, 20, and Darion McMillian, 19. All five have been charged in connection with the attack.

At Elam’s bond hearing, Will County Assistant State’s Attorney Sarah Romero said four of the men physically fought Guyton when he was in one of the pods at the jail and McMillian joined in the attack. She said the defendants used mops and mop buckets as weapons in the fight.

Romero said during the attack, someone called Guyton a snitch and referenced “free G-B.” Guyton was left with a concussion, muscle contusion, facial swelling and he needed four stitches to his left eye, she said.

Guyton’s arrest on June 1 stemmed from an incident at 1850 McDonough St. Motel 6, where he got into an altercation with a 46-year-old man in a motel room, Joliet police said.

Guyton took a firearm out of a black bag, struck the man in the face and attempted to take the man’s possessions, police said.


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