The DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday that the man suspected of forcing his way into a Willowbrook home before sexually assaulting, stabbing and robbing a 26-year-old woman is in custody and has been charged.
Londale Madison, 31, of South Bend, Indiana, has been charged with first-degree attempted murder, aggravated criminal sexual assault, home invasion and armed robbery. All of the offenses are Class X felonies. Madison faces up to 120 years in prison, if convicted.
Madison, who was on parole for a 2012 burglary conviction in Indiana, was arrested Sept. 1 by St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Police in South Bend. He is being held at the St. Joseph County Jail awaiting extradition. He is being held on $5 million bond.
Prosecutors allege that in the early afternoon hours of Aug. 29, Madison broke into the woman’s home, where he sexually assaulted, beat and stabbed the victim more than a dozen times. After the attack, the victim made her way to a neighbor’s home, where police were called. Paramedics took the victim to the hospital, where she was treated for what were described as non-life threatening injuries.
Police quickly developed information on a potential suspect when they found a blue Nissan Altima with Indiana license plates abandoned in a handicapped parking spot in front of residence in the 4300 block of Deyo Avenue in Brookfield at about 8:30 p.m. on Aug. 30.
According to a police source familiar with the investigation, detectives found Madison’s wallet and the victim’s purse inside the vehicle, which was registered the Madison’s girlfriend.
Police also found a tattooing gun inside the vehicle. A LaGrange Park couple had called police in the aftermath of the Willowbrook incident after hearing information about the suspect and the vehicle he was driving.
The couple reportedly told police they were approached by a man who matched the description given out by police. The man, they said, had tried to sell them a tattooing gun on a residential street in LaGrange Park the afternoon of the Willowbrook attack.
It’s unclear how Madison ended up in the southwest suburbs. He reportedly has no ties to the area, though he may have a relative in Chicago.
Madison has four prior convictions in Indiana, including the 2012 burglary case, for which he was sentenced to six years in state prison. He was convicted three times previously in Floyd County, Indiana, for battery in 2004, 2006 and 2008.