Man with “Renegade” tattooed across his forehead followed a woman into a Lincoln Park apartment, refused to leave: prosecutors

Prosecutors say that a man with the word “Renegade” tattooed across his forehead followed a woman into her Lincoln Park apartment and stayed there until Chicago police arrested him.

If Lamar Brown’s description sounds familiar, you may remember him from the time in 2016 when he punched a woman in the face during a Lakeview robbery attempt and then tried to disarm one of the cops who arrested him. More on that in a moment.

Lamar Brown was arrested on the 2700 block of North Mildred in Lincoln Park. | CPD; Multiplottr

On Thursday afternoon, a woman saw Brown standing outside a store as she carried groceries to her boyfriend’s apartment in the 2700 block of North Mildred, prosecutors said. As she was putting the groceries away in the kitchen, Brown allegedly walked into the unit and stood in the living room.

She called out to her boyfriend’s roommate, who came upstairs and called 911.

When police arrived, they allegedly found Brown, 34, unwinding on the living room couch.

Prosecutors charged him with three felony counts of criminal trespass to a residence. His public defender said Brown is the father of two and has mental health concerns.

During his bail hearing, Judge Maryam Ahmad said he could go home on electronic monitoring by paying a $500 bail bond.

His felony background includes a 2001 robbery as a juvenile and adult convictions for narcotics, unlawful restraint, attempted robbery, aggravated battery in a public place, and attempting to disarm a peace officer.

Many of those convictions stem from an August 2016 incident near the Belmont CTA station in Lakeview.

In that case, Brown allegedly punched a man and tried to steal his watch. Then, he punched a woman in the face when she intervened. When cops tried to arrest him, he fought back and tried to take one of the officer’s holstered handguns, injuring one officer, police said at the time.

Brown is due back in court on July 1.

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