8 years for man who had gun on the Red Line while on parole for having another gun on the Red Line

CHICAGO — A man who got busted with a gun on the Red Line in 2022 while on parole for having a gun on the Red Line will not be getting out of prison quite as quickly this time around.

Back in June 2021, Chicago cops responding to a fight at the Grand Red Line station found a gun under a traffic cone on the southbound platform. Witnesses told officers that Marving Floyd put it there, and CTA surveillance footage proved them right, prosecutors said.

Floyd, who was on probation and misdemeanor bail bond at the time, pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm and received a 2½-year sentence. But Floyd received “Earned Discretionary Sentence Credit” and he was released in nine months.

He quickly got arrested for allegedly selling crack to undercover cops in River North. While on bail for that, a uniformed CTA security officer asked him to stop drinking and smoking at the Sox-35th station on a Sunday afternoon in September 2022. Floyd had a different idea.

Officials said that he took a loaded handgun equipped with an extended magazine out of his waistband, racked the slide, and put it back into his pants. The security guard summoned the police.

Marvin Floyd and the gun police recovered from his waistband at the Sox-35th Red Line station. (Chicago Police Department)

Officials said that when cops arrived, the guard pointed directly at Floyd, who had fallen asleep on an inbound train car. Officers handcuffed him before removing the loaded handgun from his waistband.

Prosecutors charged him with Class X armed habitual criminal, one of the state’s most serious crimes. But he struck a deal with prosecutors: he pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm with a previous conviction. They dropped the Class X charge and two narcotics cases he had pending.

Judge Tyria Walton sentenced him to eight years in prison with 516 days of credit. After receiving the state’s standard 50% sentence reduction for good behavior, he’s expected to be paroled in October 2025.

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