Man Sentenced To Probation For December Robberies Is Arrested Again—For October Robbery

Soon after we published a story Sunday about Jwan Farley receiving probation and a 7 p.m. curfew for robbing two Lakeview women last December, we got a tip.

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Farley is back in jail, facing another robbery charge, we were told.

And indeed he is.

Two weeks after being released to face his cakewalk probation sentence, Farley was arrested by a Chicago police fugitive apprehension unit as he arrived for a routine follow-up appearance at a South Side courthouse.

It turns out that Farley was wanted for allegedly robbing a Lakeview man at gunpoint on October 27—five weeks before he robbed the two women, according to prosecutors.

CWB Chicago reported on the robbery, which occurred about a block from the Briar Street Theater, last fall:

7:40 p.m. — A man is robbed at gunpoint in the 800 block of West Fletcher by a gunman who demands his wallet and phone. The offender flees in an older model black Grand Am with a temporary tire on the driver’s side rear. He is described as black, in his 20’s, and 5’10” tall. Police later recover the victim’s phone, which was ditched in the 1100 block of West Diversey.

The gunman, prosecutors say, was Jwan Farley.

He’s being held (again) in lieu of $250,000 bail.

By the way, several readers asked us to name the judge who allowed Farley to walk with probation. It was Cook County Judge Catherine Haberkorn. We will make an effort to include judges’ names in future sentencing stories.

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