An unheard of crime in Oak Lawn that’s all too common in Chicago was quickly solved by Oak Lawn detectives who reportedly used technology and determination to trace and arrest a Chicago man who is accused of committing the carjacking in broad daylight.
Wednesday, a woman parked in the area of 6200 W. 95th Street, in Oak Lawn, was approached by a young black man, ordered out of her car, and was told to lay on the ground as he drove off with the car.
The woman provided a description of the man but was terrified and unable to even tell detectives which direction the assailant traveled after taking the Hyundai Velostar.
Oak Lawn’s detectives, however, did not need many clues as they reportedly used technology to trace the car according to sources close to the police.
The modern detective work was successful and the detectives showed up to a house in Chicago and found the car along with Dwayne Corley, who was arrested and charged with unlawful vehicular invasion and robbery.
A source close to the police said that the Oak Lawn police were “determined” to solve the carjacking which to their knowledge is the first carjacking in Oak Lawn that they can remember. “The police weren’t going to let this crime go unsolved because this sends a message,” said the source.
Often cars are equipped with GPS and municipalities have various red light camera and speed camera devices to track the movement of automobiles. This suspect, however, was wearing an ankle monitor. The source declined to provide the exact methods that were used to determine where the car was taken but our source said that such speculation is “on the right track”.
Dwayne Corley, a 25 year old black male, is now in custody. This is not the first time he was charged with taking another person’s car. In fact, Corley was on parole at the time of the incident on Wednesday.
In 2015, Corley was sentenced to six years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for Unlawful Vehicular Invasion and Vehicular Hijacking. The Illinois Department of Corrections has reportedly placed a hold on him and he is likely to be charged with a parole violation.
Prior to 2015, he had been sentenced on a separate vehicular hijacking conviction. In 2013, he was sentenced to four years and six months in the Illinois Department of Corrections. That sentence was discharged.
According to the Illinois Department of Corrections, Dwayne Corley was most recently an inmate at the Shawnee Correctional Center. The photo to the left is from the Illinois Department of Corrections. The image to the right is an artist’s rendering of the suspect in the case.