Friday, February 05, 2016

Prison Time For Three Accused In Local Muggings

Meadows (L) and Tucker (Illinois Dept Of Corrections)
Prison sentences have been handed down in two local robberies—one from 2015 and the other from 2014.

Titus Meadows, 23, and Joshua Tucker, 22, each pleaded guilty to one count of robbery in connection with the beating and mugging of a 27-year-old Lakeview man near Roscoe and Racine last summer.

Chicago police followed pings from the victim's cellphone to locate Meadows and Tucker near Newport and Halsted and Boystown.

Both men received 54-month sentences. This is Meadows' second robbery conviction. Tucker was previously imprisoned for burglary, state records show.

Second Conviction In Belmont L Station Attack

Givens (Ill.Dept of Corrections)
Joshua Givens, 20, pleaded guilty to one count of robbery and one count of aggravated battery for participating in a 3-on-1 attack outside of the Belmont Red Line station. He received a 42-month sentence.

A Chicago police prisoner transport vehicle found the victim lying in the middle of Belmont Avenue at 4:20AM on June 17, 2014.

Givens and his co-defendant, Roger Lakes, 22, were both arrested when Chicago police officers recognized them as they stood outside of the Belmont CTA station days after the attack.

Lakes reached a plea deal in November 2014 that earned him a 5-year sentence in the case.

The alleged third attacker was never found.
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  1. Great job by CPD in recognizing them days later. Very unfortunate that these muggings and robberies keep happening!

  2. Is it me or does Meadows look like Side Show Bob from The Simpsons?

  3. They are not simply "accused," they are officially guilty of being muggers.

  4. Wow im new to the district but even on the south side we couldn't just blow off jobs and not even go. And then someone else will end up getting your job that you didn't handle. It's happening here that is for sure. Multiple calls of loud party on 31's beat, caller didn't leave a name oh ok we won't go 19P that because we are too lazy to go break up the party. Guess what they don't need to leave a name to get police service. Just do your jobs so the rest of us don't have to do ours and yours. Be safe everybody, back each other up....

  5. Am I the only one feeling like, "Oh ok...54 months then they get to be back at it again..."?