Bond Set for Men Accused of Drunken Gunplay in Plainfield Township

Hank Robinson and Carmen Nero were in Will County court Monday.

Two men were still in jail Monday night after police said they went on a drunken shooting spree in a Plainfield Township backyard.

Hank Robinson, 25, of the 23000 block of Bentley Drive in unincorporated Plainfield Township and Carmen Nero III, 33, of Joliet, were in court Monday afternoon, each facing charges of reckless discharge of a firearm and use of a firearm without a FOID card.

Robinson, who was paroled in April after serving time for a string of 2010 salon burglaries, is also charged with unlawful use of a firearm by a felon.

Bond for Robinson was set at $75,000, meaning he would have to post $7,500 to be released from the Will County jail.

Nero’s bond was set at $50,000, or $5,000 bail.

Robinson and Nero were arrested early Sunday morning after allegedly firing off more than a dozen rounds with a semi-automatic handgun in the backyard of Robinson’s Bentley Drive home.


Will County’s Special Operations Group was called to the scene after neighbors reported shots fired, and the occupants of the house failed to cooperate with Joliet police, who responded first to the scene.

During questioning, Robinson and Nero admitted to getting drunk and firing the weapon, which was recovered in the attic, according to Will County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Chief Ken Kaupas.

In 2010, Robinson was convicted in a string of burglaries at hair and nail salons in towns including Plainfield, Joliet, Shorewood and Channahon. He was arrested in April 2010 after being pulled over by state police, who discovered a stolen cash register and money drawers in the backseat of his car.


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maryjane February 02, 2013 at 03:55 PM
im glad u too r on the same side cause u guys r all 2 faced ppl and for u too tobe talkin crap on here trin to change it all round so the story wont look bad for hank and u guys all talk bout hank behind his back and behind eachother.......listen this family dont never know which way they want to go they dont know to go left on right or right on left it dont matter what happened hank got caught up in the game and now heneeds to serve his time hes a bitch.....
maryjane February 02, 2013 at 03:59 PM
and hank can get in trouble too was there a gun pulledon hank sayin if u dont do this with me ill shoot u no there wasnt so if his friendsjump off the bridge hank he wouldtoo stop stickin up for him what dose he do for u guys besides always make u cry he would always make stella cry obversly he never cared bout u when he wouldmake ucry what has he ever done for any ofu besides steal......
maryjane February 02, 2013 at 04:04 PM
i dont hink hank was forced to shoot hank wasalways the type if he wanted somethin he would take it or steal it evenfrom family he always got what he wanted andim sure they were both messedup andthought it wouldbe cool to shoot the gun off cause when ppl really drunk they act stupid well hank dont have toact it he already is stupidsostupidgets what stupiddoes
maryjane February 02, 2013 at 04:11 PM
thats all they do they never know any facts onlyhear say they r only sayin stuff to stickup for him so he dontgo to jail were they always there anyother time for him when he was in jail before did they govisit him and how many times that and stella shouldnt beon here runnin her mouth to any one and stella u married a felon onhere to a chester so dontu have enough things to worry bout ......and u guys cant stop anyone from sayin anythin its there own opion to write on hear aintthats what its for so if uguys dont like it then get off cause i wont stop talkin bout him ..... what u gonna do threatin me with eachother beatin me upu 2 couldnt even fight ur way out of a wet paper bag even soak and wet quit runnin ur dam mouths.....
Cair February 02, 2013 at 11:18 PM
Ya it's totally clear that people want to protect their brother yet, when someone did something wrong like discharge a weapon when houses and schools are near by is insane let alone that kids were inside that dump as well TERRIBLE. Say all u want about Carmen but u should be worried about your own family, Carmen has family and friends standing by his side not proud of what he did, and not making up some stupid story that makes no sense at all. What you should be worried about is the conditions at Bryan's house that his wife should lose the kids for unspeakable filth. Worry about that before u worry about Carmen! I hope your brain can comprehend the fact that the police have all the evidence they need to prove they both shot the gun so you "ladies" making up crazy conspiracy theories and posting them on a local news article that doesn't make a damn difference. Hank and Carmen are going to be in trouble and for u to say Carmen should get it worse is absurd. They both did it! Grow up! I will throw this out there since u want to play this game remember who has an extensive criminal record, who is the felon so yeah I'm sure we know who is getting it worse. Mary Jane seems to be the only one with any sense at all!


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