Tuesday, July 22, 2014

DOWNSIZING: Streeterville Man Accused In Boystown Robbery. Yes. Streeterville.

Streeterville as seen on Google Earth.
Eugene Cathery has had a pretty good run.

Charged in 2008 with three counts of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and 6 counts of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon/person, Cathery pleaded guilty to one count and the other 8 counts were dropped. He got 2 years probation. Nice.

Cook Co. Sheriff's Office
Cathery promptly violated that probation (not nice) and was given community service.  Nice.

He violated the probation again and got a year in prison.

A theft charge was dropped last year when the victim didn't show up in court.

He picked up a burglary charge last December, pleaded guilty, and got 18 months probation.

Then, theft and battery allegations came along on March 26.

Despite all of that, court records show, he managed to maintain an address on East Ohio Street in the cushy Streeterville neighborhood—Illinois's 10th richest ZIP code. Not bad for a 23-year-old.

Cook Co. Sheriff's Office
He won't be in Streeterville for a while, it seems. This weekend, Cathery was ordered held on $500,000 bond to face armed robbery charges stemming from a weekend hold-up near the 19th district police station.

According to court records and a police source, Cathery and 21-year-old Deondra White are accused of following a victim from the Addison Red Line to the Circle K/Shell station at Addison and Halsted early Saturday morning. The victim was allegedly beaten and robbed of their phone. When the victim followed the two perpetrators, it is alleged, one of them pulled out a knife.

White, who lives in the Gresham neighborhood, has bond set at $150,000.
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