Saturday, April 23, 2016

Man Charged With Mugging Senior On Easter Morning Has Been Sentenced to 91 Years In Prison Since 1981

Got a minute? Let's meet “Larry Tolliver,” the man who’s accused of attacking and robbing a 74-year-old woman as she pushed her walker out of an elevator in her Lakeview high-rise on Easter morning.

"Marcus Wells" (top) and "Antonio Tollman"
His story is a blood-boiling tale of yet another violent offender who has been released early from Illinois prisons, only to wind up back in prison after victimizing more people.

Except in "Tolliver's" case, he's been released early fifteen times despite being sentenced to more than 91 years in prison under 12 different names for crimes ranging from burglary (eight times) to armed robbery (twice) to shoplifting.

Incredibly, he was sentenced to 9 years in prison for a 2006 burglary that took place on the same street as the Easter morning mugging. But he didn’t serve 9 years in prison, of course. This is Illinois.

By the time those 9 years were up, “Tolliver” would be convicted and returned to prison twice for other crimes.

State prison records show that “Tolliver,” incarcerated under the name Antonio Tollman, was released on parole from the Big Muddy Correctional Center on March 1 of this year. Less than four weeks later, he mugged the Lakeview woman in the lobby of a senior-focused residential building near Addison and Pine Grove, prosecutors say.

He's being held in lieu of $20,000 bond.

CWB Chicago, using court, police, and correctional records, has pieced together the long criminal history of the 58-year-old…whatever his name is.

Date of CaseName UsedChargeSentence
January 16, 1981UnknownTheft2 years
September 20, 1983UnknownBurglary5 years
February 8, 1984UnknownTheft2 years
February 29, 1984Larry BertrandTheft; receiving/possessing a stolen motor vehicle2 years
September 25, 1986Larry Tolliver BertrandBurglary8 years
January 20, 1991Carl BertrandAttempt Burglary4.5 years
December 31, 1992Larry CortezArmed Robbery8 years
July 21, 1996Antonio WalkerBurglary9 years
December 27, 2000Antonio TollmanArmed Robbery8 years
December 27, 2000UnknownBurglary7 years
December 27, 2000Antonio TollmanBurglary7 years
December 27, 2000Antonio TollmanBurglary7 years
June 10, 2004George J. WilliamsTheft25 days
August 14, 2004Greg HiltRetail theft3 years
April 20, 2006Lawrence LockwoodRetail theft18 months
September 4, 2006Larry C. TolliverBurglary9 years
May 27, 2011Marcus WellsBurglary6 years
August 7, 2014Paul JamesRetail theft2 years
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