Sentences Handed Down In Boystown Hold-Ups And Armed Robbery Near Lincoln Park Hotel

Sentences have been handed down in two Boystown-area robberies and an armed robbery outside of a Lincoln Park boutique hotel:

A five-time convicted felon accused of robbing a woman outside of Hotel Lincoln, 1816 North Clark, in May has been sentenced to 16 years in prison.


Jamal Dumas, 22, of Mount Prospect pushed the 28-year-old Lakeview woman into a gangway in the 1800 block of North Clark just steps from the entrance of  Hotel Lincoln late on April 27, police said. There, he pulled out a handgun and forced the woman to turn over her purse before fleeing, according to prosecutors.

A police squad car just happened to be passing by and Dumas was quickly taken into custody. He was carrying a 9-millimeter handgun, cops said.

In a plea deal approved by Judge Angela Petrone, Dumas has pleaded guilty to one count of armed robbery with a firearm. Six other felonies, including a Class X felony charge of armed habitual criminal, were dropped in the deal.


• A 31-year-old man with the word “Renegade” tattooed to his forehead has been sentenced to five-years in prison for trying to take a cop’s gun as the officer arrested him for attempted robbery near the Belmont Red Line two summers ago.

Police were flagged down in the 900 block of West Belmont early on August 6, 2016, by witnesses who reported seeing him punch a woman in the face. When cops tried to detain Lamar Brown nearby, he fought back and tried to take an officer’s holstered handgun, according to charges. One officer was injured in the struggle to arrest Brown.

Judge Timothy Chambers okayed the plea deal in which seven other felony charges were dropped against Brown: four counts of aggravated battery; one count of attempt robbery; and one count of resisting police.


• It’ll be two-years mental health probation for Onay Davis, the 19-year-old who pepper-sprayed a Lakeview man during a robbery attempt on Lake Shore Drive. Judge Shelley Sutker-Dermer handed down Onay Davis’ sentence.

Officers on patrol in the 3600 block of North LSD late on September 4, 2017, pulled a U-turn after hearing a man scream for help. They immediately spotted a 35-year-old Lakeview man who said he was walking down the sidewalk when two men pepper-sprayed and tried to rob him.

One of the officers spotted Davis nearby and began chasing him. As the officer rounded a corner in the 600 block of West Sheridan, he was confronted by 27-year-old Clarence Davis who blocked his path and said, “What, you can’t catch him? You’re too slow?” which gave Onay Davis time to slip away, police said.

Clarence Davis, who lists his home as the Night Ministry at 4711 North Ravenswood, later pleaded guilty to obstructing police and was sentenced to 60-days.

Police eventually located Onay Davis near the Gill Park Field House at 825 West Sheridan.

NOTE: Illinois reduces sentences 50% for good behavior and deducts time spent in jail awaiting trial from sentences.

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