The man suspected of forcing his way into a Willowbrook home before sexually assaulting, stabbing and robbing a 26-year-old woman late last month has been extradited to Illinois and awaits trial in DuPage County.
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 later was extradited to DuPage County, where he appeared at a bond hearing on Sept. 4. A DuPage County judge set his bond at $5 million.
Prosecutors allege that in the early afternoon hours of Aug. 29, Madison broke into the home of Melissa “Mimi” Schuster, where he sexually assaulted, beat and stabbed her more than a dozen times. After the attack, Schuster made her way to a neighbor’s home, where police were called. Paramedics took Schuster to the hospital, where she was treated for her injuries.
On Sept. 4, Schuster was released from Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove and spoke to the media about the attack.
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 about 8:30 p.m. on Aug. 30.
Detectives reportedly 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 on 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.