Court report: Man gets probation for robbing and beating “disabled” man with traffic cone; More…

Tony Vann was arrested near the Howard Red Line terminal. | CPD; Wikipedia

Tony Vann has received 24 months TASC probation and been fined $489 after pleading guilty to beating a 56-year-old “severely mentally disabled” man with a traffic cone during a robbery last summer near the Howard Red Line terminal.

The victim was walking from the CTA station when he was attacked by the 19-year-old around 3:20 p.m. on July 25th. When the victim dropped his phone, Vann picked it up and ran away, prosecutors said.

Vann reached a plea deal that saw the state drop four aggravated battery cases in exchange for pleading guilty to one count of robbing a disabled person. Judge Timothy Chambers approved the agreement.

Keshawna Davidson | CPD; File

• An 18-year-old female has received 30 months probation after pleading guilty to robbing a woman of a Divvy bike near the United Center last October. Keshawna Davidson was also fined $1349 and sentenced to 125 days in jail, which is equivalent to the time she served awaiting trial. Judge William Raines approved the plea deal.

Around 3 p.m. on Oct. 14th, the 31-year-old victim told police that she was pepper-sprayed, battered, and robbed of her Divvy bike as she rode it in the 400 block of North Wood, about four blocks from her home. Cops searched the area, and one of them quickly noticed a Divvy bike sitting unattended in the vestibule of the McDonald’s at 23 North Western. Inside the restaurant, officers saw Keshawna Davidson who matched the description of the Divvy robber.

Fred Suane was accused of robbing this Lincoln Park convenience store. | CPD; Google

• The man accused of robbing a Lincoln Park 7-Eleven while armed with a pizza cutter last summer has pleaded guilty and received a sentence of 2 years probation.

Shortly after midnight on August 10th, Fred Suane of Uptown walked into the 7-Eleven at 2619 North Clark Street and asked for 10 packs of smokes. When the clerk asked for Suane to present a method of payment before handing over the cigarettes, Suane allegedly became violent, threw a bottle of milk at the clerk, then went around the counter and tried to attack him with a pizza cutter, according to a criminal complaint.

Police officers found Suane, 64, nearby with 10 packs of Newport cigarettes and arrested him. The victim was treated for cuts to his hands and arms.

Judge Earl Hoffenberg approved the plea deal in which Suane pleaded guilty to aggravated battery while prosecutors dropped robbery charges. Suane was also sentenced to 120 days time served and fined $357.
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