Wednesday, May 31, 2017

On Parole, 20-Year-Old Faces His 13th Adult Arrest: Carjacking And Robbery

Chavis has been arrested 13 times since his 18th birthday. | Chicago Police Dept
You have to hand it to Lavontay Chavis.

At the young age of 20, the Garfield Park citizen has managed to be arrested 13 times in Chicago since turning 18. When he was not being arrested over the past two years, he was serving an 18-month prison sentence.

That’s quite a feat.

Mugshot #13 for Chavis | Cook County Sheriff
Chavis’ 13th adult arrest came after he and a 17-year-old juvenile carjacked two victims at gunpoint in the North Side’s West Ridge neighborhood on Monday evening, police said.

Earlier Monday, the duo committed a series of other armed robberies across the North Side, prosecutors said today.

Chavis is charged with aggravated vehicular hijacking-firearm; three counts of armed robbery-firearm; and various traffic violations.

Bail is set at $500,000.

He was paroled in March after serving a fraction of an 18-month sentence that he received for aggravated unlawful use of a weapon.

Boystown residents may feel a special connection with Chavis. His first arrest after being paroled was for trespassing in the 3300 block of North Broadway in mid-May.

The juvenile who was detained with Chavis on Monday is charged with two counts of aggravated vehicular hijacking-firearm, six counts of armed robbery, and possession of a controlled substance.

Further details about the juvenile are not available.
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13 comments:

  1. Do offenders have to go through a parole board these days for release? Are actual human beings letting guys like this out on parole early thinking they have been rehabilitated?

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  2. Take a good look Chicago. This is one of your finest achievements here. What we should be known for is shit like this, not the Cubs, Blackhawks, Bears, etc.

    This is our legacy. This is our real team. And Rahm, Johnson, Foxx and all the POS judges and aldermen are the team coaches and owners. Yay. Go Chicago.

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    1. Very well said. If these people spent as much time actually punishing criminals as they do trying to sugar coat crime the city would be a safer place. Amazing how low people will stoop for votes.

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  3. Kim Foxx will prescribe another light slap on the wrist. We'll be reading more about little Lavontay here on the CWB pages in a few weeks/ months/years, I'm sure.

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    1. I am sure the Trib is preparing a long form write up about how great he is, citing quotes from his mom.

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  4. Habitual offender. Throw away the key. Sadly, we will hear from him again.

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  5. There should be a three strikes rule for violent offenders. Or, maybe, in this guy's case, at least a 5 strikes rule.

    Seriously, the judges should be forced to live next to repeat offenders like this guy.

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  6. According to these officials, everybody else is responsible for crime except the criminals. Must be the fault of CPD that criminals commit crimes. Must be the fault of the jail that its full of mentally ill people. And its the fault of mentally ill people that so many inpatient mental health facilities and outpatient clinics have been closed. So there is no place to put mentally ill persons except CC jail. Therefore no place for violent criminals, so they are back on the street. This is life in the Windy City.

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  7. Arrested and released 13 times by age 20? Hey, at least he doesn't feel like his civil rights are being violated.

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    1. Arrested 13 times AS AN ADULT ... no saying what's on his juvenile record.

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  8. Why is this not in all new stations? These repeat offenders KNOW they will be out instantly. They are taking advantage and getting away with it.

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    1. cuz the news station are supporting the criminals.

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  9. At what point do you lock someone up and throw away the key? I guess we'll have to wait until he murders someone. Even then he stands a very high chance of being paroled someday in IL.

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