Lakeview Bump ‘n’ Run Auto Theft Earns Teen A 4-Year Sentence (Plus Other Recent Sentencing News)

Jimmell Cannon (inset) was charged with stealing a woman’s Lexus in the middle of Ashland Avenue.

Jimmell Cannon, the 19-year-old Lawndale man who was accused of stealing a woman’s Lexus during a bump ’n’ run auto theft in Lakeview on May 27 has reported to Stateville Correctional Center.

Cannon was handed a four-year sentence in exchange for his guilty plea.

Three weeks before he and a never-identified second man tapped the back of the woman’s car in the 2900 block of North Ashland and then stole the Lexus when she got out to look for damage, the Cook County State’s Attorney dropped charges against Cannon in a nearly identical case, CWBChicago reported this spring.

Two weeks after our report, prosecutors changed their mind and took the earlier case to a grand jury, which returned a true bill against Cannon.

He has now pleaded guilty to that case, too. A judge sentenced him to four years for the earlier incident to be served concurrently with the Lakeview sentence.

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Cannon also pleaded guilty to resisting police in a third auto theft case. Once again the judge gave him four years to be served concurrently with the other sentences. His parole date has not been set.

Other Sentencing

Kenneth Greene pleaded guilty to burglarizing a now-closed Best Buy store in Lincoln Park.
Kenneth Greene, 25, has pleaded guilty to taking part in a crash ’n’ grab burglary of a now-shuttered Best Buy store in nearby Lincoln Park on January 4, 2015.

Greene and several co-conspirators crashed a stolen minivan through a display window of the store at 2650 North Clark, then loaded $11,000 worth of tablets, computers, and other electronics into another vehicle and fled the scene, prosecutors said at the time.

Greene was handed a six-year sentence. With credit for nearly 2.5 years that he spent in jail awaiting trial, Greene is scheduled to be paroled in February.

The Best Buy store is now a Target.

Timothy Florian (inset) was charged with biting a cop outside the Merlo Library near Belmont and Broadway.

A Logan Square man who bit a 19th district cop’s arm so hard, the officer suffered “deep round lacerations…bleeding and bruising” even though he was wearing a leather uniform jacket at the time, has been sentenced to 18 months probation.

Timothy Florian, 35, pleaded guilty to biting the officer on the left bicep as the two struggled on the ground when the cop tried to take Florian into custody for kicking a squad car outside the Merlo Library at 644 West Belmont on March 2.

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