Prosecutors say a man who is on bail for robbery, being a felon in possession of a firearm, and possessing a stolen motor vehicle was caught driving another stolen car this week in Chicago.
Keuwer Nunez now has four felony cases pending, and he’s being held without bail—at least for a couple of days.
In February, Nunez was charged with robbing a woman in the 7400 block of North Greenview and then using her car keys to steal her car, which was parked on nearby Devon Avenue. Prosecutors said two men followed the victim to her apartment and punched her in the face while robbing her.
During the same February hearing, prosecutors said Nunez was driving yet another stolen car when Chicago police found it.
He was on bail for being a felon in possession of a firearm at the time of those alleged offenses, prosecutors said.
Now, Nunez is accused of driving still another stolen car while on bond for all of those cases.
Prosecutors on Saturday said Chicago police located a recently stolen car in the 7600 block of South Jeffery on Friday. Cops allegedly watched as Nunez entered the car and drove it away.
When officers activated their lights to pull the car over, Nunez bailed out of the vehicle while leaving it in gear, prosecutors said. It continued moving for about 10 feet until it crashed into a fence. Police said they found the car’s key fob in his pants pocket.
His defense attorney said he is the single father of three children.
Judge Maryam Ahmad set bail in the latest stolen motor vehicle case at $20,000 with electronic monitoring. Nunez must post 10% of the bail amount to go home on electronic monitoring.
But Ahmad also held Nunez without bail on his already-pending cases until the judge handling those matters could reconsider bail conditions in light of the new allegations.
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