Court report: Throwing snowball at judge earns man 2 years probation… more…

Michael Laureto | CPD

A Chicago man who was charged with throwing a snowball at a Cook County judge and threatening her as she hung up campaign signs in Feb. 2018 has received a sentence of two years of second chance probation.

Prosecutors said Associate Judge Stephanie Miller was hanging an election sign on a friend’s fence when Laureto drove by, called out her name, and threw a snowball that shattered a window on Miller’s home. Miller memorized Laureto’s license plate number and called the police.

Corey Harris was accused of robbing a liquor store (right)  near the Addison Red Line. | CPD; Google

A South Shore man who was accused of punching a 70-year-old Wrigleyville liquor store attendant who tried to stop him from stealing a bottle of Hennessey in December has been sentenced to two years of second chance probation in a plea deal.

Corey Harris, 21, had been charged with felony robbery of a person over age 60. But his deal with prosecutors has him pleading guilty instead to a reduced charge of theft. He’ll also have to pay the store $50 for the lost booze.

Judge James Obbish approved the deal.

Michael Patterson and items that police say they seized in a raid of his home. | CPD

Police said they found four guns, ammo, and a variety of drugs when they raided Michael Patterson’s apartment in Uptown last September. Patterson was on probation at the time after pleading guilty to three felony counts of dealing cocaine near Clarendon Park one year earlier.

Now, Patterson has reached a plea deal to resolve charges stemming from the police raid. Judge Kenneth Wadas approved the agreement that has Wadas pleading guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm while prosecutors drop eight additional felonies including weapons charges, possession of methamphetamine, and manufacture-delivery of cannabis.

Wadas sentenced Patterson, 28, to three years in prison with 234 days credit for time served while awaiting trial.

Cops armed with a search warrant raided Patterson’s home in the 800 block of West Sunnyside around 9 p.m. on Sept. 29th. Recovered from inside the house were four loaded handguns; 1-1/2 pounds of marijuana; 20 grams of powder cocaine; and 10 grams of crack, police said.

One year earlier, Patterson pleaded guilty to three felony counts of selling cocaine near a city park. Wadas was also the judge who sentenced him to two years of probation in that case.

With Illinois’ 50% sentence reduction for good behavior and credit for time served, Patterson will be released in about ten months.

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