Guilty pleas for Wilbut, Booth

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Former high school athletes Jerron Wilbut (pictured right) of Downers Grove South and L.J. Booth of Hinsdale Central entered guilty pleas of aggravated robbery June 3, a Class 1 felony, after the duo were arrested in March in Clarendon Hills in connection with robbing a juvenile acquaintance.

Wilbut, who played basketball for the Mustangs and verbally committed to Seton Hall, and Booth, a former middle hitter for the Devils’ boys volleyball team, had entered not guilty pleas April 1 along with a third accomplice, Kelechekwu Akuba of Romeoville.

Wilbut and Booth changed their pleas last month and were given 180 days in jail along with two years of probation for pleading guilty. The duo were released for time served in DuPage County jail, according to DuPage County State’s Attorney spokesman Paul Darrah.

Darrah said all other charges were dropped against Wilbut and Booth. Wilbut and Booth were originally charged with a Class 2 robbery felony and an additional charge of armed robbery was added in April.

Wilbut | Patrick Gleason~Sun-Times Media

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