Saturday, October 11, 2014

UPDATE: Charges Filed In Friday's Sheffield Garage Attack

Scott (Cook Co. Sheriff's Office)
A 28-year-old convicted felon, out on parole for just two months, has been charged in connection with Friday morning's attack of a woman in a Wrigleyville garage.

Ozzie Scott of the 7100 block of S. Cornell Avenue is charged with attempted armed robbery and aggravated battery causing great bodily harm. Bail is set at $1 million.

Police categorized the incident as an attempted criminal sexual assault but that branch of the investigation apparently did not pass prosecutorial muster.

According to the Chicago Tribune:
The woman...told police that Scott tried to rape her, and told her to be quiet as she struggled to take out her mace.
No sex crime charges have been filed.

Officers responding to a neighbor's 5:15AM report of screams coming from a garage in the 3300 block of Sheffield found the 25-year-old victim on the ground with a bloody face. Scott, still on-scene, was taken into custody.

Police say the victim suffered a broken eye socket and may also have bleeding on her brain. She is in serious but stable condition at Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

Illinois Department of Corrections records show that Scott was paroled in August after serving more than 6 years for armed robbery, aggravated battery to a peace officer, and possessing a weapon in a penal institution.
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