Parolee—Sentenced To 22 Years In Prison Since 2009—Is Charged With Robbing Lakeview Couple This Month

A South Side parolee has been charged with pistol-whipping a Lakeview man and robbing the man’s girlfriend in Lakeview this month.

Porter (top) and White | Cook Co. Sheriff

Prosecutors said Terrance Porter, 31, mugged the couple near their home in the 3300 block of North Seminary around 11 p.m. on February 12.

Porter struck the man in the back of the head and took his wallet and cellphone as well as the woman’s purse, according to the allegations.

Police later recovered the phone outside of a liquor store in the 3200 block of West Montrose.

Porter is charged with two counts of armed robbery with a firearm. A judge set bail at $500,000.

Also charged in connection with the crime is Ashley White, 30, of the South Shore neighborhood.

Investigators identified White as the woman who used the female victim’s credit card shortly after the robbery, prosecutors said.

Her bail is set at $75,000.

Another Parolee

Porter has been sentenced to a combined 22 years in prison since 2009 for assorted felonies.

But, since Illinois loves criminals far more than it loves victims, Porter managed to get freed after serving just a fraction of his sentences.

State records show that Porter was handed eight years in prison for burglary in 2009. Technically, that should’ve been enough to keep him behind bars until next month.

But, of course, it didn’t.

He was also sentenced to three years in prison for aggravated unlawful use of a weapon in a vehicle in 2010; four years for possession of electronic paraphernalia in a penal institution in 2010; and seven years for burglary in 2010.

Yet, he was paroled in 2015.

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