Sex offender arrested at SWAT stand-off faces felony charge

Anthony Hatley (inset) was arrested at the SWAT incident. | @WDUGJessica; Illinois State Police

An Uptown man has been charged with felony failure to register as a sex offender after police arrested him on the scene of a SWAT team stand-off in Lincoln Park this week.

Anthony Hatley, 58, was taken into custody after the stand-off ended at 2:09 p.m. on the 2500 block of North Bosworth, police said. He has not been charged with any crimes in connection with the barricade incident, according to a police spokesperson.

Illinois State Police records show Hatley, also known as Anthony Stevenson, was 39-years-old when he sexually assaulted an 18-year-old in Cook County. He was convicted of aggravated criminal sexual assault and aggravated criminal sexual assault with a weapon in 2001, according to ISP.

Earlier this week, a SWAT team stand-off ended peacefully in Lincoln Park after a man barricaded himself inside an apartment with his girlfriend, according to police and neighbors.

Police responded to the 2500 block of North Bosworth around 11:45 a.m. on Wednesday after a caller reported hearing a woman scream for help from a third-floor apartment. First-responding officers encountered a man who was reportedly naked and holding a knife to a woman.

A SWAT unit was called in after the man allegedly barricaded himself inside. Negotiators worked with the man’s relatives to resolve the stand-off around 2 p.m.

The man was taken into custody and transported him to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. The woman, who had an injury to the top of her head, was also taken to Masonic for treatment.

Hatley, of the 900 block of West Lawrence, is due in bond court on Saturday.

Court records show Hatley was also arrested early Monday morning after he allegedly threatened people at a restaurant near Belmont and Sheffield with a knife. Police said he was in possession of stolen property when they took him into custody. After being charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and theft of lost or mislaid property, he was released on a recognizance bond.

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