A convicted felon on electronic monitoring for a Class X felony gun charge cut off his ankle monitor, left his house, and disappeared for a month until he crossed paths with cops while violating an order of protection, prosecutors said. He allegedly gave them a fake name, ran away, resisted arrest, and had to be tazed before they could take him into custody.
But Maliek Green’s private defense attorney argued for leniency during his bail hearing this week: “A lot of it was out of his control,” said Ariel Davis.
Green’s case is another example of the kinds of things people are accused of doing while they’re supposed to be on house arrest.
He wrapped up parole on April 20, 2021, after doing time for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Exactly 20 days later, he was charged with domestic battery. And six days after that, he was arrested after he allegedly threw a gun into the middle of Milwaukee Avenue as cops chased him in Wicker Park.
Prosecutors charged him with Class X armed habitual criminal, one of the state’s most serious felonies, and felony aggravated battery of two police officers he allegedly fought.
The state asked Judge Charles Beach to hold Green without bail. Beach agreed. But Judge Lauren Edidin agreed to let Green, 25, go home on electronic monitoring in early August, court records show.
On February 11, the sheriff’s office received a “strap tamper” alert, indicating that someone might be manipulating Green’s GPS device, Assistant State’s Attorney James Murphy said.
They went to his address and could hear his ankle monitor siren blaring inside the home where he was supposed to stay, but no one answered the door, Murphy continued.
The next day, the apartment owner complained to the sheriff’s office about the siren noise coming from Green’s severed GPS tracker. He asked the authorities to turn it off, Murphy said.
Investigators retrieved the ankle monitor from the apartment. Green was gone, so a judge issued an arrest warrant.
He stayed free until Monday. That’s when Schiller Park police encountered him during a domestic disturbance, Murphy continued. He allegedly gave the cops a fake name, ran away, and then fought with cops until they zapped him with a Taser. He was in violation of an order of protection and appeared to be under the influence of drugs at the time, too, Murphy said.
“We’re here today because the incident, a lot of it, was out of his control,” said Davis, his attorney. She said Green’s brother “instructed” him to leave the house where he was supposed to stay.
But Judge Mary Marubio was not convinced. She ordered Green held without bail.
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