Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Attempted Murder, Robbery Charges Filed In Wrigleyville Home Invasion That Put Senior Citizen In Intensive Care

(L to R): Ruff, Taylor, and Towbridge (Chicago Police Department)
New charges of attempted murder, robbery of a senior citizen, and aggravated battery of a senior citizen have been filed against three men accused of severely beating a 77-year-old Wrigleyville woman during a January 9 home invasion.

Tracie Towbridge and Lilearl Taylor, both 19, and 18-year-old Eli Ruff still face their original charges of home invasion with a dangerous weapon and burglary.

Prosecutors also filed a new charge of receiving or possessing a stolen motor vehicle against Ruff, who allegedly fell asleep at the wheel and crashed the victim's car on the Dan Ryan Expressway about an hour after the crime. Towbridge and Taylor were passengers in the vehicle, police said.

Ruff and Taylor remain in custody at the Cook County Jail in lieu of $500,000 and $100,000 bail respectively. Towbridge, who was on parole for aggravated unlawful use of a weapon at the time of the home invasion, has been returned to Stateville Correctional Center in Joliet.

More Charges

Prosecutors filed an additional robbery charge against Taylor last week in connection with a mugging outside the Belmont Red Line station on January 8, about six hours before he allegedly participated in the home invasion.

The victim suffered a concussion when Taylor pushed her to the ground after taking her phone around 11:30PM, prosecutors said.
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  1. Ruff: Possession of cannabis 5/20/15; trespassing to land 12/16/15

    Towbridge: Street gang contact/parole 5/25/15

    I'd like to congratulate all three losers on finding their way back home: 26th & California. I hope their roommates (i.e., fellow inmates) know how pathetic their crime and its execution was. Stealing a car and crashing it when he fell asleep at the wheel. LOL

    For their sake, I hope they remain in prison. It's a good place for them, full of like-minded individuals.

  2. Thank you for the follow up. I have been wondering if they would get charged adequately for their horrendous crime. Hope they go away for a long long time.

  3. Put these pieces of sh@t away for as long as possible please.

  4. How about some real sentencing this time.

  5. The world will be a much better place when these evil thugs are six feet under and scratching in the gates of hell.

  6. I know Mr. Ruff from his time in juvenile detention. This is not a surprise.

  7. I know don't hate, blah blah. But really, I hate these three smug, violent AHOLES. F each of you. And F your families for not taking care of you when you were younger, now three monsters have been unleashed. I hope prison is hard on you.

  8. May true justice be served to these three monsters! God bless that poor woman and all their other victims!

  9. Any plans to bring a lawsuit or additional charges to the people that spawned these bastards?
    At some point you've gotta start somewhere, and look at the origin and behavior of the people committing these type of crimes. I know, how about a protest at the homes of the self proclaimed "community leaders", attorneys and families that will no doubt defend these animals.

  10. save live's and throw away the key for the cell God knows this is just a couple of crimes they got caught doing i'm sure there are dozen's more they were not caught doing F'''ing Losers