COURT REPORT: Updates On More People Accused In 2013 Robberies

Of the 240 incidents recorded by police as robberies last year, 28 cases have resulted in criminal charges being filed. Today, we will update you on the men and women charged with crimes reported between June 1 and December 31, 2013.

CPD CASE: HW342527
DATE: After the Pride parade, 9:01PM on June 30, 2013
LOCATION: Outside of Nettlehorst Elementary School, 3200 block of Broadway
ACCUSED/AGE: Three individuals, names withheld. Ages: 24, 18, 24
CHARGES: Battery, other
STATUS: Case dismissed when the victim failed to appear.


CPD CASE: HW411123
DATE: 12:58AM on August 17, 2013
LOCATION: Cornelia and Fremont, one block west of Halsted Street
ACCUSED/AGE: Darrien Lempkins, 20
CHARGES: Robbery, aggravated battery to a police officer
STATUS: Lempkins pleaded guilty and is serving two five-year sentences concurrently. He will be eligible for parole in February 2016.

CPD CASE: HW412570
DATE: 3:45AM on August 18, 2013
LOCATION: Parking lot at Clark and Newport
ACCUSED/AGE: Alvin Anthony, 20
STATUS: Sheriff’s Office records indicate that Anthony is currently being held without bond in Cook County Jail for violating his probation. He is due in court on March 20.

Johnson (L) and Smith (R)

CPD CASE: HW478767
DATE: 9:35PM on October 3, 2013
LOCATION: On the north side of Nettlehorst Elementary School in the 600 block of Aldine.
ACCUSED/AGE: Indigo Johnson, 18; Crystal A. Smith, 18
CHARGES: Attempted armed robbery, aggravated battery, unlawful restraint
STATUS: Johnson and Smith have pleaded not guilty. Both are being held on $90,000 bond in the Cook County Jail as they await their next court appearance on March 12.

CPD CASE: HW481117
DATE: 4:30PM on October 6, 2013
LOCATION: Ragstock retail store, 812 W. Belmont
ACCUSED/AGE: Name withheld, 19 years old
CHARGES: Battery, retail theft
STATUS: Charges were dropped when the victim failed to appear in court.


CPD CASE: HW493314
DATE: 3:16AM on October 15, 2013
LOCATION: On Addison, just east of Halsted
ACCUSED/AGE: Jermel Ward, 22
CHARGES: Attempted robbery, unlawful restraint
STATUS: Ward has pleaded not guilty. Due back in court on April 23, he is being held on $125,000 bond. Ward previously served time for armed robbery and completed his parole successfully on April 12, 2013.

CPD CASE: HW562803
DATE: Early in the morning of December 8, 2013
LOCATION: Behind Blokes & Birds, 3343 N. Clark
ACCUSED/AGE: Ronald Morgan, 23; Charlie Allen, 25
CHARGES: Multiple charges including armed robbery, vehicular invasion, and aggravated unlawful restraint
STATUS: Morgan and Allen have pleaded not guilty. They are being held without bond as they await their next court appearance on March 20, 2013.

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