Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Arrested In Boystown On Saturday, Woman Now Charged With Lakeview Robbery

A woman who was arrested on a police investigatory alert after her companion allegedly battered a man in Boystown this weekend has been charged with robbing another man in Lakeview this winter.

Williams | Chicago Police Dept
Lashay Williams, also known as Jaleel Harvey, is charged with one count of robbery for a January 29 mugging in the 3600 block of North Ashland, according to court records. Prosecutors say she took $98, credit cards, and IDs from a 19-year-old man and fled the scene. Judge John Lyke ordered her held in lieu of $50,000 bail.

Williams, who lists the Howard Brown Health Center as her home, was arrested at 10:45 p.m. on Saturday along with convicted robbery offender Dontay Underwood in the 3200 block of North Halsted.

Prosecutors say the 24-year-old was with Underwood when he approached a Boystown resident in the 700 block of West Aldine and punched the victim in the head from behind, then pushed the victim to the ground. Underwood has been charged with battery.

At the time of her arrest on Saturday, Williams was also wanted for skipping bail in two other criminal cases that originated in Boystown:

• In August 2016, she was arrested in the 3200 block of North Halsted after a Boystown resident told police that she struck him repeatedly in the face and head, forcing him to the ground. The victim was treated at Illinois Masonic Medical Center for a bloody nose, swollen left eye, and abrasions. Williams never showed up for court, according to clerk records.

Underwood | Chicago Police Dept
• In June 2016, Williams was one of five people arrested in connection with a series of thefts on the Lakefront Trail. She was charged with theft, aggravated assault, and trespassing in the case, but never appeared in court.

Underwood, 24, lists the Night Ministry at 4711 North Ravenswood as his home address. He previously received a four-year prison sentence for robbing a man who was hailing a taxi cab at Belmont and Sheffield in January 2013.

Last September, Underwood was convicted of unlawful use of a weapon and sentenced to 13 days in jail for repeatedly waving a stun gun at people as he walked up and down the Boystown bar strip with a group of companions late on a Friday night.

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