Friday, October 03, 2014

POUR ONE OUT FOR KEITH: Man Arrested Twice, Victimized Once On Halsted This Week

Have you had a bad week? Betcha it doesn't compare to Keith L. Williams'.

On Monday, 21-year-old Williams was one of two men  arrested for allegedly stealing $1 from the tip jar at Forever Yogurt near Halsted and Cornelia. He was released on an I-bond.

On Tuesday, a battery victim told police that Williams was one of two men who beat him up at the Center on Halsted around 5:50 in the evening. Police were unable to find the alleged perpetrators that evening.

Yesterday, Williams ran into the Circle K convenience store at Halsted/Addison and used their phone to call 911 and  report that "6 or 7" men, a couple dressed as women, had just beaten him up and taken his phone. Cops caught up with and arrested three suspects at Cornelia and Reta.

Officers then took Williams to the station to sign a complaint, only to discover that Williams was wanted for Tuesday's Center on Halsted incident. Williams was arrested and released on an I-bond shortly thereafter.

Williams' is no stranger to the 19th district police station.

He pleaded guilty to unlawfully carrying knife in the 800 block of Aldine in 2012, receiving 3 months probation.

In September of that year, he pleaded guilty to shoplifting in the 3500 block of Broadway, receiving 1 year probation.

In February of last year, none other than the Center on Halsted itself had Williams arrested for trespassing. Those charges were dropped when the Center failed to show up in court. (Thanks, guys!)

Williams has a variety of home addresses listed in police records, including 3179 N. Broadway, the former home of the Broadway Youth Center.

As of this afternoon, no charges had been filed in yesterday's alleged beating of Williams. CWB knows the names of the three alleged offenders. At least one of them has been previously "featured" in our reports.
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