One man allegedly beat a guy unconscious inside a Wrigleyville pizza shop, leaving the victim hospitalized. The other was accused of breaking dozens of car windows with rocks. Guess which one got sent to prison?
A CWBChicago researcher recently discovered the juxtaposition while checking court records for the status of cases we previously reported.
In June 2019, Liam McIntyre was charged with felony aggravated battery causing great bodily harm after he allegedly beat and kicked a man into unconsciousness at Dimo’s Pizza, 3463 North Clark, in Wrigleyville. The alleged victim, 23, suffered a concussion, was hospitalized, and suffered headaches for two weeks after the attack, according to a CPD report.
McIntyre, 23, was on bail while awaiting trial for burglary at the time of the alleged attack.
Recently, McIntyre pleaded guilty to burglary and aggravated battery causing great bodily harm. Judge William Raines sentenced him to two-years probation and 80 hours of community service, according to court records.
Then there’s Patrick Newton.
Police hauled Newton into custody for allegedly breaking out the windows of nearly 20 parked cars on the Far North Side in June 2019.
A couple of months later, Newton was arrested again after allegedly breaking the windows of dozens of cars inside Loop parking garages. He was also accused of breaking 23 car windows in west suburban Brookfield and even more in Hyde Park.
According to state records, he spent 322 days in jail before he pleaded guilty to three counts of felony criminal damage to property. A judge sentenced him to one year in prison.
Newton was released from custody on the same day he arrived at Stateville Correctional Center in Joliet because he received 322 days credit for time spent in jail, according to Illinois Department of Corrections records. He is now on parole.