Friday, October 21, 2016

Bucktown Felon Arrested After Mugging Woman At Knifepoint, Resisting Arrest (Updated)

Wednesday night on the 1000 block of Wilson, a man allegedly was seen by 19th District tactical officers committing a strong-arm robbery against a 22-year-old female. He was observed, police say, holding the woman at knifepoint gunpoint and demanding she turn over her valuables to him.

The officers approached, and the man -- Darnell Lamont Murphy, age 52, of Bucktown -- resisted arrest, and tried to disarm one of the officers, according to the news release put out by CPD.

A foot chase ensued, and Mr. Murphy was arrested and taken into custody on the 4700 block of Winthrop at 12:05am Thursday.

He will appear in bond court at 26th & Cal Friday morning. He is charged with:
  • One Felony Count of Robbery Armed with Dangerous Weapon
  • One Felony Count of Disarming a Police Officer
  • One Felony Counts of Unlawful Restraint
  • Two Felony Counts of Resisting or Obstructing Peace Officer
Seriously, people from Bucktown are coming to Uptown to commit crimes? Is it Backward Day?

Update: From Tom Tunney's newsletter:  "... occurred at 1040 W. Wilson in the early morning hours of October 20th, 2016.  It is important to know that the offender is a convicted felon on parole with an extensive violent history.  He was convicted of murder, robbery and burglary in a case in 1992 and was sentenced to 33 years.  He was released on parole and was arrested again in 2012, convicted of that burglary in 2014, and sentenced to 8 years.

He was on parole when he committed the robbery.   In the robbery, tactical officers observed the struggle between the young female victim and the offender and chased the offender on foot.   The offender resisted arrest and the offender attempted to disarm one of the officers.  The incident could have taken a deadly turn for the victim if the officers had not been there to observe the robbery and if they were not able to keep control of the officer's duty weapon during the struggle."


  1. Oh, police brutality! Just look at how banged up his face is!

    Hope the judge puts this 52-year old punk away for a long, long time.

    1. That's ALL he got? That's why I don't have ANY problem with gun laws.

  2. Someone ask the parole board why they let this guy out after serving half of his sentence? Prior murder conviction and they deemed him a good candidate for parole on his second stint in prison?