Teen accused of death cover-up back in jail

Billek violates his bond terms by drinking
by Martha Quetsch
MAPLE PARK—Jordan Billek, 18, of Maple Park, is in Kane County Jail for violating terms of the bond he posted six months ago after his arrest connected to the death of Elburn teenager Michael York.

Judge Allen Anderson raised Billek’s bond to $60,000 as a penalty for drinking alcohol at least twice in May. Billek was taken into custudy following a court hearing on the violation Wednesday and is trying to come up with the $6,000 he needs for bail, Kane County State’s Attorney spokesman Chris Nelson said.

The State’s Attorney’s Office asked Anderson to increase or revoke his bond because of the violations.

Billek is one of three people indicted in January on charges connected to 17-year-old York’s death and its cover-up Dec. 16, 2007. Their court cases are pending.

Billek was indicted on one count of obstructing justice; Lindsey Parker, 23, of St. Charles, on one count of obstructing justice; and Nathan Green, 22, of Maple Park, on one count of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance, a Class 2 felony, and on one count of obstructing justice.

According to the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office, Billek, Parker and Green were with York at Parker’s home when York injected heroin supplied by Green, and later lost consciousness and died. After Parker, Green and Billek discussed how to remove York’s body from Parker’s home, Billek and Green drove York to Chicago and left his body in an alley on the west side, where it was discovered by a passerby.

Following the indictments, Billek surrendered at the Kane County Sheriff’s Department, posted $2,000 bond on $20,000 bail and was released; Parker surrendered at the St. Charles Police Department, posted $500 bond on $5,000 bail and was released; and Green was taken into custody by Kane County Sheriff’s deputies and remains in the Kane County Jail, having not posted bond on $100,000 bail.

Billek’s next court date is Thursday, July 23.