Wednesday, April 09, 2014

BACK AGAIN: After Prison, Robbery Offender Comes Right Back To Boystown

What is it about our neighborhood that makes it so darned irresistible?

Within weeks of wrapping up a four-year prison sentence for robbing and beating a man with a chain near the Belmont Red Line station, Semaj Jones returned to Wrigleyville and Boystown where he has been no stranger to the police.

Jones was just 18 years old when he pleaded guilty to robbing an Irish tourist at the Belmont station with the assistance of a cross-dressed Faison Hicks in 2009.

According to the Chicago Police Department report from that night, the victim chased after and managed to catch up with Hicks near Sheffield and Fletcher.

The report says Jones:
came up from behind and struck [the] victim on the head with a 5-pound heavy link metal chain…producing profuse headbleeding [sic] requiring six staples to close.
Jones did his time and successfully completed parole on July 25, 2013. A couple of minor brushes with the law soon followed. Things escalated on January 30th when, it's alleged, Jones and his boyfriend attacked security guards at the Center on Halsted (COH).

According to that police report, the boyfriend was asked to leave the second floor of the COH because he was not enrolled in any programs. The boyfriend allegedly began hitting the guards repeatedly in their heads and bodies with closed fists.  Seeing that, the report says, Jones screamed "Get off my man!" and jumped into the fray.

Jones and his boyfriend have both been charged with two counts of battery.

But wait. There's more. Jones is back in the Cook County Jail today, accused of shoplifting from the Sports Authority store at Clark and Barry on March 31. His bail is set at $5,000.
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18 comments:

  1. And the beat goes on. $5,000 bail = $500 cash. Piece of change for offenders. He will be out in days trying to get the money to cover his bond that friends paid. Maybe in the process he will use a gun to get the cash and then someone will end up on the slab for his actions. Great work States Attorney for not asking for the MAX bond . . . . .

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    1. MAX bond should have been No bond.

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    2. We have no idea what the prosecutor asked for. The judge sets the bond.

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  2. Is COH part of every criminals history?..seems so

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    1. Actually, COH is an agency that serves underprivileged young people in chicago who are either homeless, disowned by family, abused, chronically ill, who are surviving in poverty and are in desperate need of services that unfortunately, the City of Chicago can no longer afford. This particular generation, specifically in Chicago has such great potential. But our City and State has and is failing them by shutting down clinics, schools, after school programs, etc. And, for what....? Better tollways? Tourist sites?? The overcrowded prisons?

      The city needs to stop cutting funds that matter most to our community so that our young people can realize their potential and actually have a future, outside of the correction facilities.

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    2. Well put......

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  3. Scumbags like this are what made Wrigleyville and Boystown such a horrible place to live or hang out the last few years. Guy like this needs to go away for decades and hopefully never come back.

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    1. you have my vote for president sir.

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  4. Snotty Scotty and the HankiesApr 9, 2014, 11:05:00 PM

    Sounds like Semaj Jones went to the Wavey Brown school of bad life choices.

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  5. what is the name of the states attorney that requested that low of a bond on behalf of Mr. Semaj Jones. Mr. Jones swung a 5 Pound Steel link Chain into the head of a tourist to our city visiting from Ireland in 2009. Semaj did 4 years prison time. That's the reward the city gives to out of country tourists that fall victim to violent crime in Chicago. Start building more prisons. Some Body stand the fuck up and start to change this

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    1. guaranteed, this shithead WILL run into the wrong person, at the wrong time and in the wrong place.

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  6. Sounds like Semaj Jones pronation officer will be a little more busy now that Semaj is back on the streets. Who the fuck would not be able to post a $500.00 bond. What The Fuck

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  7. "What is it about our neighborhood that makes it so darned irresistible?"

    "Jones was just 18 years old when he pleaded guilty to robbing an Irish tourist at the Belmont station with the assistance of a cross-dressed Faison Hicks in 2009."

    "Things escalated on January 30th when, it's alledged, Jones and his boyfriend attacked security guards at the Center on Halsted"

    What makes the neighborhood so darned irresistible? Well maybe it's because places like The Center On Halsted deliberately and willfully invite the trouble into the neighborhood and create an environment for the trouble to take root and flourish.

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    1. Silly me. I thought that place was a community center and art gallery.

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  8. More proof that fall foliage hair color does not make you prettier.

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  9. We have elected officials who enable this type of garbage especially the states attorney's office. Vote them all out starting with Rahm.

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  10. First of don't u muthafuckas got jobs or life fuck u and worry about what semaj did time was served she defended her man and its old news get y'all real dumb ass sum to do

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  11. Why don't more law abiding citizens get their conceal and carry permits. It baffles me. I've heard uneducated people who are uncomfortable with guns who think it will be like the wild west. Wake the F up. Let's make these scumbags second guess robbing the good citizens of our city. Not their city. OUR CITY. Let's take it back now. This is bullshit.

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