A four-time felon and a 15-year-old Kia Boy robbed Lakeview man, prosecutors say

CHICAGO — A four-time convicted felon and a 15-year-old Kia Boy are charged with robbing a man in Lakeview last week while traveling in a stolen Kia Soul. Chicago police arrested Ray Slaughter, Jr., and the boy shortly after the robbery when they stopped at a Circle K about a half-block from the Town Hall (19th) District station.

Prosecutors said Slaughter, 33, drove a stolen Kia Soul to the 900 block of West Dakin with the juvenile riding along around 2:45 a.m. Friday, August 18.

Slaughter waited in the car while the teen jumped out and robbed a 67-year-old man, implying that he had a gun, police records show.

After the robbery, Slaughter allegedly drove the Kia to a Circle K on the intersection of Addison and Halsted streets, where a passing patrol officer spotted them.

Cops found the robbery victim’s driver’s license in Slaughter’s pocket and recovered latex gloves and a white mask, according to CPD documents.

Ray Slaughter was arrested at the Circle K, 801 West Addison. | Chicago Police Department; Google

The Kia, owned by a 34-year-old Edgewater man, had a stripped steering column.

Judge David Kelly ordered Slaughter to pay a $15,000 bail deposit to get out of jail on electronic monitoring. He’s charged with aggravated robbery and possessing a stolen motor vehicle. The boy faces the same charges in juvenile court, according to CPD.

Slaughter’s previous felony convictions include residential burglary in 2007, identity theft in 2011 and 2014, and a 2022 felony criminal damage to property charge that was pleaded down from arson, according to court records.

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