|Chavis has been arrested 13 times since his 18th birthday. | Chicago Police Dept|
You have to hand it to Lavontay Chavis.
At the young age of 20, the Garfield Park citizen has managed to be arrested 13 times in Chicago since turning 18. When he was not being arrested over the past two years, he was serving an 18-month prison sentence.
That’s quite a feat.
|Mugshot #13 for Chavis | Cook County Sheriff|
Chavis’ 13th adult arrest came after he and a 17-year-old juvenile carjacked two victims at gunpoint in the North Side’s West Ridge neighborhood on Monday evening, police said.
Earlier Monday, the duo committed a series of other armed robberies across the North Side, prosecutors said today.
Chavis is charged with aggravated vehicular hijacking-firearm; three counts of armed robbery-firearm; and various traffic violations.
Bail is set at $500,000.
He was paroled in March after serving a fraction of an 18-month sentence that he received for aggravated unlawful use of a weapon.
Boystown residents may feel a special connection with Chavis. His first arrest after being paroled was for trespassing in the 3300 block of North Broadway in mid-May.
The juvenile who was detained with Chavis on Monday is charged with two counts of aggravated vehicular hijacking-firearm, six counts of armed robbery, and possession of a controlled substance.
Further details about the juvenile are not available.