A couple of Cook County judges handed down stiff sentences for defendants in two cases that we told you about in 2013 and 2014. And the woman who was arrested late last month for taking selfies with a handgun at Broadway and Belmont has reached a plea deal. The deets:
First up, the woman who was arrested after breaking into a police officer’s private car on the parking lot of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Lakeview security detail headquarters last year received a Class X felony upgrade and a whopping seven years in prison after pleading guilty to burglary and aggravated battery to a police officer this week.
Maria Baez, 33, was also accused of ramming her 230-pound frame into an officer who confronted her outside the headquarters, which is based out of an old firehouse near Byron and Hermitage. She has previous convictions for burglary and manufacture/delivery of cocaine.
Her co-defendant received two year’s probation when he pleaded guilty in January.
Baez is scheduled to be paroled on January 7, 2019.
Robbery Offenders Get 21 Years. Each.
Two men accused of robbing a victim at gunpoint near Belmont and Racine in September 2013 may be second-guessing their decisions to take their cases to trial.
After being found guilty this week, Jeryl Bowdery and Tyrone Stone each received sentences of 21 years in prison.
Stone, 27, was convicted of armed robbery and unlawful restraint.
Bowdery, 25, was found guilty of armed robbery, being a felon in possession of a weapon, unlawful use of a weapon with a prior conviction, and unlawful restraint. Not that he’s celebrating, but Bowdery was acquitted of unlawful use of a weapon in a vehicle.
He has been incarcerated twice previously for narcotics violations. His attorney has already filed a motion for a new trial.
|Jones (Cook Co. Sheriff’s Dept)
The woman who was seen taking selfies with a handgun at Broadway and Belmont on a sunny June afternoon has pleaded guilty to a weapons charge.