Joshua Noah

A Buffalo Grove man charged with multiple felonies for forcing his way into a Riverside home in 2019, kidnapping a man who lived there and then beating him before dumping him in a Chicago alley pleaded guilty Aug. 31 to one count of home invasion and is serving his sentence at Centralia Correctional Center.

Cook County Judge Ramon Ocasio sentenced 25-year-old Joshua Noah to 14 years in prison for home invasion. 

Noah was also sentenced to three years for a felony weapons case out of Cicero dating from 2019 and one year for another felony weapons case out of Chicago in 2022. Noah is serving the home invasion sentence and the 2019 sentence concurrently, while the 2022 sentence will be served consecutively, according to a spokeswoman from the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office.

Noah has been credited with serving a little more than three years in Cook County Jail related to those offenses, meaning he’ll be eligible for parole in January 2027.

In March, Noah was free on bond in the Riverside case when was last arrested shortly after becoming irate at a Mexican restaurant on Chicago’s Southwest Side, pulling out a gun and firing it into the air in the parking lot.

He crashed his vehicle while fleeing the scene and was apprehended by Chicago police, who charged him with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, reckless discharge of a firearm and five weapons-related misdemeanors.

On Jan. 25, 2019, Noah and two other men forced their way into a home on West Quincy Street in Riverside to collect on an unpaid drug debt, police said. The men pistol-whipped a woman inside the home and kidnapped her son, driving off with him in his mother’s car.

The son was later found badly beaten in an alley in the 4300 block of West 47th Street, where he’d been dumped. Riverside police were able to connect Noah to the home invasion using cellphone data and other physical evidence. They took him into custody on Aug. 5, 2020 at the Maybrook courthouse where Noah had appeared that day for a hearing related to a misdemeanor gun offense out of Berwyn.

A grand jury would later charge Noah with six more felonies related to the Riverside case, including kidnapping, vehicular hijacking and armed robbery. In pleading guilty to the home invasion charge and two separate weapons offenses in the other cases, prosecutors agreed to drop the other charges.