CARPENTERSVILLE – A former Carpentersville man faces six to 60 years in prison after he was found guilty of threatening to kill a woman and shooting a wall in her home.
Chad W. Conway, 37, most recently of the 11000 block of Oxbow Drive, Roscoe, was convicted by a Kane County jury of armed habitual criminal, a Class X felony, and unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon, a Class 2 felony, according to a news release from the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office.
Prosecutors said that in March 2015, Conway went to a cousin’s home at 3:30 a.m. and put a gun and a wad of money on the kitchen table.
A mother and her two sleeping children were at home. The woman confronted Conway about the handgun – a Ruger Blackhawk .357 magnum revolver – and then put it in a drawer.
Conway wasn’t allowed to have a gun because of his long criminal history that included cocaine delivery, battery, aggravated battery, domestic battery, aggravated assault and unlawful possession of a weapon, officials said.
After taking the gun, the woman took $20 from the stack of money and told Conway to leave. He instead got the gun out, fired it at the wall and demanded his money back. The woman took another $20 bill for the damage, and he shot the wall again, the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office said.
Conway grabbed the woman by her throat, put the gun to her forehead and forced her into the living room. He then called to the children and told them to “Come watch your mother die,” the state’s attorney’s office said.
The victim called 911 after Conway left a little while later. Conway remains in custody at the Kane County Jail, where he has been held since his arrest in lieu of $250,000 bail, which was revoked upon conviction.
Conway will appear in court at
2 p.m. April 26 for motions and sentencing.