Accused Wrigleyville Rapist: Released From Prison Early Despite Violent Past

Henigan in photos from the Tulsa (OK) Police Department; Antioch (IL) Police Department; and Facebook

The man who’s been charged with raping, robbing, and abducting a 24-year-old Wrigleyville woman on March 9 is a three-time convicted felon who has been released early from prison three times, despite having a violent track record. That’s according to a CWB Chicago review of Illinois court and prison records.

To summarize 31-year-old Jarqueese Henigan’s adult years:

2004: Sentenced to 4 years for burglary
2006: Released early
2006: Sentenced to 10 years for firearms charge
2011: Released early
2011: Sentenced to 6 years for possessing a firearm in a robbery
2014: Released early
2017: Charged with raping, kidnapping, robbing Wrigleyville woman

Sadly, one of the next entries in that timeline will almost certainly include the phrase “released early.” Illinois never learns.

Bad Behavior Earns Rewards

Most recently, Henigan was convicted of robbing a Game Stop in the Wisconsin border town of Antioch, Illinois.

He was 25 when he and another man pulled out handguns and took the store’s cash and video surveillance tape in September 2011, according to Lake County records.

Henigan was unaware of a second surveillance camera that captured the crime, leading investigators to one of his co-conspirators.

Henigan and the other gunman were arrested soon after the third man was scooped up in a Lake County traffic stop three days later.

The suburban Daily Herald newspaper reported optimistically in 2011 that Henigan, “faces a mandatory prison sentence of six to 30 years.”

In fact, Henigan did receive a six year sentence. But, he was also given Illinois’ standard 50% discount off of that sentence and he was paroled in 2014.

Prior to that, Henigan was given a 50% discount off of a ten year prison sentence that he earned in 2006 for attempted aggravated discharge of a firearm in Lake County.

And, before that, he was given another 50% discount off of a four-year sentence for burglary in Lake County.

“While You Were Out”

After being paroled on the robbery case he resumed his practice of having run-ins with police.

Wilmette authorities charged him with excessive speeding, fleeing, and eluding police in September 2015.

Then, he went missing until he was picked up in Tulsa, Oklahoma, last August on an Illinois prison fugitive warrant.

Details about what happened after that were not immediately available.

A Good Boy

Henigan got divorced almost immediately after being released from prison in 2014.

Illinois prison records indicate that he has at least four gunshot wound scars, including one on his head and two in his back.

Apparently, he just isn’t that popular of a fella.

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