Saturday, July 22, 2017

Authorities: Violent Parolee Escaped Electronic Monitoring, Robbed Man In Boystown

Morgan Townsend (inset) was arrested at the Boystown 7-Eleven, police said. | Chicago Police Dept; Google
A violent, repeat robbery offender who’s on parole escaped from electronic monitoring to rob a man in Boystown last weekend, officials say.

The story of Morgan Townsend and his little brother Zikee would nauseate most people. But it’s business as usual here in Chicago.

Mob Attack

On an early Sunday morning in late June 2013, Morgan Townsend and another man viciously beat and stabbed a 25-year-old man who tried to reclaim a stolen cell phone from the duo near the Belmont Red Line station.

The man called police to report the theft and told dispatchers that he and his friend were holding the thieves for police. What the victims didn’t know is that the police district had no officers available and their emergency was placed in a stack with other 911 calls that were awaiting officers to become available.

While they were waiting for the cops who weren’t coming, up to 20 people surrounded the victims and watched as Townsend and his companion beat the two men in an alley next to the train tracks, prosecutors said. One of the victims was stabbed in the face with a broken bottle.

DNAInfo spoke with a witness to the mob scene:
"He was knocked out, completely," said the 36-year-old witness. "He was on the ground, right by the alley. One guy hit him in the face, and another guy kicked him. It looked like he was going to die or something."
Townsend was sentenced to 7 years in prison.

It was the second time he was convicted of robbery in Boystown. He received probation (which he completed unsatisfactorily) for another mugging in the 700 block of West Buckingham in November 2010. The next year, he went to Sheriff's Bootcamp for being a felon in possession of a weapon.

He was paroled for the Belmont L station attack last winter.

On May 30, he was arrested and charged with stealing $200 cash and an iPhone from a woman in the Loop.

Despite the fact that he was on parole and has a history of violent robbery he was placed on electronic monitoring, court records show.

Last weekend, the 26-year-old South Sider escaped from electronic monitoring, traveled to Boystown, and robbed a 36-year-old man near the Sheridan Red Line station, according to authorities.

Later that morning, by sheer coincidence, the victim saw Townsend standing near a bunch of cops at the 7-Eleven parking lot on the corner of Roscoe and Halsted.

“That’s the guy who robbed me,” the victim told an officer, according to a police report. Townsend was taken into custody.

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“He was on electronic monitoring at the time of his arrest,” Cook County Sheriff spokesperson Sofia Ansari said. “He left his residence unauthorized. Our electronic monitoring unit was notified when he left, attempted to contact him, but was unsuccessful, and  later learned he had been arrested by the Chicago Police Department.”

“Any questions on why Townsend was originally placed on electronic monitoring should be addressed with the Chief Judge’s office,” Ansari said.

At the police station, cops searched Townsend and found four bags of cocaine, three bags of pot, and 10 bags of ecstasy in his underwear, prosecutors said. The robbery victim’s debit card was also recovered.

He’s charged with felony robbery and two felony narcotics counts. A judge ordered him held without bond.

Zikee Townsend | Chicago Police Dept
Also arrested in the 7-Eleven parking lot was a 22-year-old man who gave the name “Isaiah Joseph Blackwell.”

Fingerprints later revealed his actual identity to be Zikee Townsend, Morgan’s brother.

Zikee was found to be in possession of the robbery victim’s iPhone and driver’s license, police said.

At the police station, cops found 29 ecstasy pills worth $725 in his “groin area”—pills identical to the ones found in his brother’s underwear, prosecutors say.

He’s charged with theft of lost or mislaid property and possession of ecstasy. A judge ordered him held without bail, too.

This is the third time that Zikee Townsend has been accused of involvement in a robbery around Wrigleyville or Boystown since November 2015. But he has yet to be convicted of the charge.

If your blood isn’t boiling over yet, our 2016 report about Zikee and his other brother, Marcell, may do the trick:   Men Accused In Saturday Robbery Near Wrigley Field Were Accused Of Another Wrigleyville Robbery In November (March 2016)
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34 comments:

  1. Get used to it...you can thank our law system and Kimm Foxx...keep voting for these idiots.

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    1. Kimm Fox and the wonderful Cappelman and Tunney. When do voters catch on? When you have a gun in your back, it doesn't matter whether you're an L, a G, a B, a T, or whatever. Yet most of the neighborhood makes a politician's stand on gay rights more important than their position on law enforcement. I have a theory: you're just as dead if you're gay as if you're straight when shot by a mugger.

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  2. “Any questions on why Townsend was originally placed on electronic monitoring should be addressed with the Chief Judge’s office,” Ansari said.

    .......

    The chief judge wants to set up court with a bunch of tables and start this "Restorative Justice" bullshit! That's how the Chief Justice wants to address crime in Chicago!

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  3. Thank you CWB for getting the truth out there.

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  4. Stop buying drugs from these punks and they will go away. The demand brings them to Boystown.

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    1. Exactly. Why do people think we have dealers in the neighborhood?

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    2. Legalizing weed would help.

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    3. No they come to the neighborhood because it is easy picks for them. There is better stuff to steal and citizens are less likely to fight back

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  5. https://www.facebook.com/morgan.townsend.33?lst=100001854358642%3A100003458060673%3A1500729339

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  6. Blame this on More Money Tunney. Such a turd

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  7. Comments, Kim Foxx? Rahm? Tunneys? Anyone? Is anyone out there paying attention?

    Anyone?

    .... anyone?

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  8. The Chicago city needs to be sued for not having police if enough people sue and win then rahm has to hire police

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  9. How much longer do we have until we can vote out Foxx and Dart? Theft/mislaid property? The phone and wallet were not left on a stoop! Even if the Judge grants EM, does the Sheriff have to grant it? I wonder if they were released on EM to their home or if Dart placed them at Safe Haven. How much info do the Judges get regarding their background when making decisions? This is only gonna happen more with Tim Evans' new directive to the Judges to ask what they can afford for bond and grant it.

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  10. Is it legal to walk with a can of bear pepper spray? The black bear in the wild appear more civilized, and I never had to utilize it on them. May be more useful in the Chi.

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    1. You can use hot shot wasp spray

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  11. Pity there are no real investigative journalists left within the mainstream media. This should be national news given the problem the city has with murder and other violent crimes. Sad law abiding citizens are put at risk by Foxx, Dart and other overpaid goofs on the side of the persecuted criminal. Get your CCW if you can. Foxx and company certainly don't care if you become a victim.

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  12. I can't imagine getting into a potentially lethal situation over an iPhone - even if I did pay $1000 for it overseas (no contract). The stuff I used to see living in Lakeview was bad but what I read on this blog was worse. Now I live in a small village in Netherlands (Holland) and ride my bike through woods and drink too much Heineken. The only criminals I see are dope addicts selling stolen bikes in Amsterdam to score their next hit.

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    1. ....and need your bike to sell.

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  13. If Zikee's 29 ecstasy pills were worth $725, it's possible that Zikee's income is greater than most Lakeview residents - and he does not pay taxes. He probably also gets free medical care. Rahm and Preckwinkle like to tax everything, maybe they can tax the dealers and the gangs.

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    1. What they're worth and what this low-level drug moron gets are entirely two different amounts! He's BROKE; a dumb uneducated school drop-out, too lazy to work for what he's willing to rob for, no respect for himself or others, the younger Cousin of the other two Townsend brothers....Oh, and the saddest of all - a father too!

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  14. If anybody needs to talk somebody out of using ecstasy, these guys selling pills from their crotches is a pretty good place to start.

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  15. 3 strikes he should be out locked up for 25 years

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  16. Lmao Chicago/Cook county is a joke!...

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  17. "Stop buying drugs from these punks and they will go away. The demand brings them to Boystown."
    BINGO! Everyone of you that recognize them as a person you bought drugs from are guilty in these beatings. YOU invited them in here, YOU encouraged them to come back time after time.

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    1. Fair point.
      But see....punks are punks.
      No market for ecstacy?
      No problem. There's always a market for your iPhone or catalytic converter or your wallet. It's an easy 'switch' of professions.

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    2. "The next year, he went to Sheriff's Bootcamp for being a felon in possession of a weapon."

      Unless such a 'bootcamp' involves a very large sheriff's deputy booting your ass for about 50 yards...twice a day....I'm not sure I see the point.

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    3. Pure logic! You DESERVE to be robbed and beaten, Tom Dart and Kim Fox are absolutely correct in their assessment. It's all YOUR fault!

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    4. Agreed. And when one dealer gets locked up, briefly, another one will take their place because of the demand.

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  18. Reading a couple of similar stories is enough to trigger a heart attack , and not only make someone's blood boil. It's time to abandon the ship " it ain't nuttin' here no mo'".

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  19. Wow that electronic monitoring is really effective. They couldn't even find this trash bag with a beacon? WTF is the point then.

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    1. he most likely cut it off.....

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  20. The most unbelievable fact of this story is.....a bunch of cops. Really? That's good news, if it continues! Thanks CPD!

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  21. It appears it's the same criminals over and over committing the crimes in Lakeview. They get released, not charged, charges dropped, or whatever, and just keep coming back for more.

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    1. Yeah and their users bail them out. After all how are the users gonna have fun without a little help from their friends.

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