Sentencing In Southport Robbery
|Crawford (L) and Johnson. (Illinois Dept of Corrections)|
Court records indicate that those two offenders are now in prison after pleading guilty to charges.
Michael Crawford, 24, was given a five year sentence and is eligible for parole in January 2016.
Troy Johnson, 26, received a four year sentence. He is eligible for parole in July 2015.
5 Years For September Robbery Spree
Terrell Mitchem, who was just 17 years old at the time of the attacks, has pleaded guilty in connection with two of the three robberies that night—one at Waveland and Greenview, the other at School and Wolcott.
He received sentences of 4 years and 1 year to be served consecutively. He is eligible for parole in March 2016.
Foiled By Observant Residents
|Edwards (L) and McCann (Illinois Dept of Corrections)|
Cops quickly made two arrests and the court cases have already been resolved.
Remington W. Edwards, 22, pleaded guilty to robbery and has been given a four year sentence. His colleague, Michael McCann, also 22, pleaded guilty to aggravated robbery/indicating a firearm and received four years. Both will be eligible for parole in autumn 2015.
Charges In Second SpreeAnother robbery spree was reported early in the morning of September 14, 2013, with incidents at Southport and Roscoe as well as near Hawthorne Academy.
17-year-old Thomas Smith has pleaded not guilty to multiple counts of robbery, aggravated battery, and unlawful restraint in connection with two of that night's cases.
Smith is being held on $75,000 bond as he awaits his next court appearance on March 12.