Glasgow Announces Guilty Verdicts Rendered Against Brothers in 2021 Shooting on Pebble Beach Drive in Plainfield
August 8, 2023
JOLIET— Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow has announced that Neves Davis, 21, and Tomas Williams, 20, both from Plainfield, were found guilty today by Associate Judge Kenneth Zelazo of multiple charges arising from a 2021 shooting in a Plainfield subdivision that left an 18-year-old injured in the chest. The defendants, who are brothers, were each found guilty of the following counts: Aggravated Battery with a Firearm (Class X felony); two counts of Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm (a Class 1 felony); two counts of Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon (Class 4 felony); Reckless Discharge of a Firearm (Class 4 felony); and Possession of Firearm Ammunition without the Requisite FOID Card (Class A misdemeanor). The decision was rendered following a bench trial that concluded July 20.
In late afternoon on July 19, 2021, Logan Opiola of Plainfield was driving the car of his friend Alex Montgomery of Joliet, who was sitting in the front passenger seat, toward Opiola’s home on Candlewood Drive when Opiola heard gunshots. Opiola stopped the vehicle. Opiola and Montgomery, who was hit by a bullet, took off running through backyards and called 911. At about 4:45pm, Joliet Police Officers were dispatched to the 2200 block of Pebble Beach Drive in Joliet where they located Opiola and Montgomery, with a gunshot wound to his chest, in the backyard of a residence on Stonehaven. With information provided by witnesses who saw two individuals running, police were able to locate the defendants at a home on Brindlewood Drive with the assistance of a Bolingbrook Police Department K9. Officers recovered two semi-automatic handguns inside a backpack located in the house. The backpack also contained a pair of pants one of the defendants had been wearing at the time of the shooting.
In addition to the chest injury to Montgomery, a bullet projectile went through the wall of a house on the 2200 block of Pebble Beach, and a Jeep Wrangler on the block was struck with a bullet later found inside the engine housing.
Sentencing is scheduled for October 16. Each defendant is eligible for a range of 5 to 30 years in prison, to be served at 85 percent.
Glasgow commended Assistant State’s Attorneys Amanda Tasker, Britt Florin, and Marie Griffin, as well as the entire Victim Witness Services Department, for their hard work in this matter. He also thanked the Joliet Police Department, with special acknowledgements to Evidence Technician Olga Rice and Detective Dave Jackson.