|Wallace (L) and Wilson|
• Garry Wallace and Melvin Wilson pleaded guilty to participating in a botched Lakeview home invasion that targeted the brother of Wallace's girlfriend in September 2014. Facing more than a dozen counts each, both men reached deals allowing them to plead guilty to one count of robbery. Wilson got a 4-year sentence and Wallace—who famously told arresting officers “I didn’t have a gun. I just took some shit."—received 3 years. The girlfriend/sister, Bryna Wolowic, is due back in court on January 25.
|Sanchez (L) and De Valle|
• Jaleel Johnson has pleaded guilty to following a woman into her Lakeview home, grabbing her by the neck, and stealing her purse in May 2015. Johnson was chased down by witnesses who detained him for police behind Schubas tavern, 3159 N. Southport. He received a 7-year sentence in the case. He also pleaded guilty to several other robberies for which he received 12-year sentences to run concurrently.
• Jerry Cotton, a career criminal who was arrested as he filled a garbage can with items that he was stealing from garages and cars in the 1300 block of W. Belmont last month, pleaded guilty to one count of attempted burglary. Sentence: 4 years.