Friday, October 16, 2015

CLEAN RECORD: Man Charged With Robbing 3 Local Women Last Week Has Incredible Success In Court

When Darryl Walton was charged with driving a stolen car and robbing three women, including a retired police officer, in Lakeview and Roscoe Village last week, it was hardly his first brush with the law.

Prior to his arrest last week, Walton had been in court many times since 2011 for robbery, receiving/possessing a stolen vehicle, residential burglary, criminal trespass to vehicles, reckless conduct and more, according to county records reviewed by CWB Chicago.

Every single charge was dropped by prosecutors or thrown out by judges.

Over the years, Walton gave officers a fake name and provided false birth dates that made him appear to be only 18-years-old, records show. Walton is 23.

Here is what we found:
• A March 2011 charge of receiving/possessing a stolen vehicle in Auburn Gresham concluded nolle prosequi—-a dismissal of charges by prosecutors. 
• Later that year, under the name “Jonathan Thomas,” Walton was charged with prostitution in Chicago Heights. Resolution? Nolle prosequi.
• Also in 2011, Walton was twice charged with criminal trespass to a vehicle, including one time in the 400 block of Wellington. Neither victim showed up in court and charges were dropped.
• The next year, he was charged with robbery under the name “Johnathan Thomas.” Again, the case concluded nolle prosequi.
• In 2013, he was charged with reckless conduct near Clark and Belmont. Nolle prosequi.
• Later that year, he was charged with criminal trespass to a vehicle in Lakeview. Nolle prosequi.
• Last year, again as “Johnathan Thomas," Walton was charged with a theft in the 3300 block of Sheffield. Nolle prosequi.
• And later in 2014, Walton was charged with residential burglary in Elk Grove Village. Nolle prosequi again.
In an unbelievable coincidence, the car that Walton allegedly crashed last week was stolen from Elk Grove Village, prosecutors said.

Walton is due back in court on November 6 to face his current robbery and stolen vehicle charges. We’d wish him luck, but it seems that won’t be necessary.

Image: Walton's intake photo from the Cook County Sheriff's Office
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21 comments:

  1. Way to be tough on crime, CCSAO!

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  2. Well that explains why he continues to commit crimes. He hasn't even been punished once!

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    1. And even if he is punished, it will be a slap on the wrist, for the usual two reasons: (1) he's a good boy, who was (2) just beginning to turn his life around.

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    2. (3) he was going to enroll in community college
      (4) he was an aspiring rap artist

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    3. Maybe he was going to law school to become a defense attorney since he's so good at getting out of jail.

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    4. He needs to be sent to the Center on Halsted for activities, given a home address at the Broadway Youth Center, and free accommodations at The Crib. All these social services will surely turn his life around.

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  3. No wonder crime is rampant. There is absolutely no deterrent!

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  4. I would point out though... Where are the victims? Did they not go to court? I'm not trying to speak up for the courts, but no victim shows up, there is always a nolle pros

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  5. This is so f***ed up it's unreal. And you wonder why the criminals are running rampant--THERE ARE NO CONSEQUENCES!!!! COME ONE, COME ALL, ROB, RAPE AND PILLAGE!

    I am really beginning to hate this city and county.

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  6. Sadly, CWB will link to this story in the near future when he rapes/robs/injures/kills someone.

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    1. Well, he's accused of doing two of those in this latest crime spree.

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  7. A good investigative journalist needs to roll up his sleeves and take this story to the press. Almost all (understatement!) of the work has already been done for them with the cornucopia of information available right here in this little, tiny, powerhouse of a blog.
    Come on, media! You will get so much credit not only in the local media but, I think, in the national media. The constant dismissal of heinous crimes against the public in a major city ought to get serious ink.
    This is all beyond the pale.

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  8. Wld you please be so kind as to list the judges when they let these thigs off?
    I need to keep a list to take with me to the next election.

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  9. Ooooo, he'll be in front of Judge Luckman in Br 42?

    Prepare yourselves for anything.

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  10. Is it possible he is a police informant?

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  11. It's easy to see what our officers are up against. If we're frustrated as citizens, imagine being the people who have to pull this guy off the street over and over and over.

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  12. Oh, I think it's the luck of the Irish.

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  13. Most likely the victims dont want to go forward with the charges in court for fear of retaliation or the sheer inconvenience of court proceedings. Sad but true

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  14. Judge L is a joke. He will openly grandstand in court that he's been an attorney for 50+ years and a Judge for 30+ years, Probably even longer! Something he doesn't realize that what he thinks is impressive and boasts about to the court employees, citizens, defendants is quite the opposite ---- is actually quite pitiful and pathetic. He is a ultra liberal judge that lets all the scum bag criminals off on technicalities, or some excuse. After all he graduated law school probably in 1960. Time to move on Judge and retire with your fat, obscene pension and let someone fresh take over, Someone who actually works for the "People", not just the bad guys. You want to know why so many felony case are dropped, dismissed, look at him and the S/A office which is controlled by A.A., a friend of the criminal community. This world makes sense doesn't it? No wonder why crime pays, cause it does!

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