Two Felons Charged in Tinley Park Home Invasion

Homeowner Abbas Darwish remains in the hospital with broken nose, broken ribs and bruised lung.

Friday, Apr 16, 2010  |  Updated 4:15 PM CDT
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Two Felons Charged in Tinley Park Home Invasion

Maxx J. Walker, 24, (L) and Frank I. Adkins, 25, both felons, pleaded not guilty to multiple charges of home invasion, residential burglary and battery for breaking in to a Tinley Park home and beating the owner and his son.

Two paroled felons pleaded not guilty Friday afternoon to multiple charges of home invasion, residential burglary and battery for breaking in to a Tinley Park home this week and beating the owner and his son, authorities said.

Frank I. Adkins, 25, and Maxx J. Walker, 24, both of Chicago, appeared in Will County Court on the charges this afternoon, and both were ordered held on $2 million bail. Both indicated in court they do not have enough money to post bond.

At the time of the crime this week, Adkins was on parole for a 2004 robbery conviction and Walker was on parole for a 2005 armed robbery conviction. Both also had previous marijuana convictions. They are scheduled to appear in court again May 12.

On Thursday, Abbas Darwish said he thought he was going to die at the hands of an intruder beating him inside his home.

Four men - at least one of them armed - broke into Darwish's Tinley Park home early Wednesday in an attempted robbery. One of the men severely beat Darwish, who is recovering at Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove from a broken nose, broken ribs and a bruised lung.

In addition to Adkins and Walker, police are looking for two other men believed involved in the attack.

Darwish is urging police to catch the two men who are still on the run.

"They're going to do this to another family," he said. "I don't want it to happen to someone else."

Meanwhile, he's looking forward to going home.

"You don't have to be scared," he said of returning home. "I want to be stronger."

The two men still wanted in Wednesday morning's violent home invasion in Tinley Park are described as black, 5-feet-7 with medium builds and short black hair. They were wearing black, long-sleeve shirts, black trousers and black sleeveless vests. One was wearing a Yankees baseball cap, police said.

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