Alleged carjacker gets arrested again 9 days after being put on electronic monitoring

Theo Davis | CPD

Just nine days after a judge agreed to let Theo Davis go home on electronic monitoring to await trial for carjacking, robbery, and heroin delivery charges, he got arrested again — for allegedly selling heroin on the same block where the carjacking occurred. At least he was wearing his ankle monitor.

Davis, a four-time convicted felon, was released from prison in November 2020 after serving half of a five-year sentence for gun possession and narcotics. Just five months later, he and a group of men allegedly attacked, robbed, and carjacked a man on the 3500 block of West Lake.

Surveillance cameras allegedly recorded the hijacking and captured Davis, 29, driving the car days later. Prosecutors said Davis was identified as one of the hijackers shortly after the crime, but he was “not actively sought.”

In January, police arrested him on — this may start to sound familiar — the 3500 block of West Lake for allegedly selling heroin. Prosecutors charged him for the narcotics and with robbery and vehicular hijacking for last year’s incident.

Judge Kelly McCarthy granted the state’s request to hold Davis without bail. But the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) did not initiate a review of his parole status, according to court records.

Six weeks later, on March 15, Judge Sophia Atcherson slashed his bail to $40,000, which allowed him to go home on electronic monitoring by posting a 10% deposit of $4,000. He was released the same day, according to court records.

Just nine days later, around 1 p.m. on March 24, police arrested Davis again — on the 3500 block of West Lake. Prosecutors said police saw him sell heroin to another man. He allegedly had four baggies of the drug and $874 cash in his possession when they arrested him.

Judge Mary Marubio ordered him held without bail again for the carjacking, robbery, and narcotics cases he picked up in January. She set bail on the new charges, manufacture-delivery of heroin and resisting police, at $10,000.

IDOC decided to look at his parole status this time, too.

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