- A plea bargain agreement was reached between the Community Justice Center attorneys and one of the defendants in an armed robbery and assault case that took place in 2009. The victim, an older lady, was walking home from Christmas shopping on December 24. Three men pulled a gun on her and forced her to let them into her home on the 1300 block of Argyle, where they robbed her, and one of the men sexually assaulted her. Two men were arrested and charged (neither of them will identify the third man involved). They are being tried separately and the court advocates from Districts 20 and 23 have been following both cases.
Darius Heard, age 26, has been in custody since January 2010 and last month agreed to a plea of 12 years for armed robbery and possession of a narcotic. If he behaves himself in prison, he is due to be released in January 2016 and will be under court supervision until January 2019.
His alleged accomplice, Reginald Harris, is accused of the same crimes, along with the sexual assault of the victim. He is still going through the court process and we are still following his case."
- "Anthony Bledsoe, who stabbed someone multiple times at the 7-11 on the 3400 block of Halsted last June 18, today accepted a plea bargain agreement. He will be incarcerated for six years, and he must serve 85% of his sentence.
The case of Darren Hayes, the suspect in the other Halsted Street stabbing incident -- the one that was videotaped and posted online -- is ongoing and is also being followed by the court advocates.