|Turner (inset) is accused of punching and robbing a man near the Jarvis Red Line station.|
A 21-year-old Rogers Park man who was sentenced to merely probation for a 2015 robbery is in custody again, charged with robbing another man in Rogers Park last week.
Officers were searching streets near the Jarvis Red Line station early last Wednesday after a 29-year-old man reported that two offenders—including one who was black, fat, and shirtless—had just punched him repeatedly in the face and robbed him of his computer bag and schoolwork in the 7200 block of North Greenview.
It wasn’t long before cops found a fat and shirtless Markus Turner the 7300 block of North Clark. Turner was detained and subsequently identified by the victim, police said. He’s charged with felony robbery.
In 2016, Turner pleaded guilty to choking, punching, and robbing a man in the 7700 block of North Paulina on August 18, 2015.
A judge sentenced him to no prison time and just two-years probation for the crime.
We’ll let you know if things turn out differently (or not) this time around.
Back Where He Belongs
After Cornelius Brewer and another man were accused of pushing a Lakeview landscaper to the ground, indicating that they had firearms, and stealing the man’s leaf blower in May 2016, a Cook County judge let Brewer walk free on a $10,000 recognizance bond.
Two months later, Brewer failed to appear for court and slipped into the wind.
We’re pleased to report that cops tracked Brewer down a couple of weeks ago and scooped him up on the year-old arrest warrant.
Brewer is now being held without bail. Last Friday, he celebrated his 22nd birthday….in jail.