Friday, June 29, 2018

Freed From Jail By Bond-Posting Charity, Man Facing Attempted Murder Charges Is Arrested Twice In Boystown

Emanuel Smith (inset) and the scene at Thursday's incident. | CPD; Provided
A man who is awaiting trial for attempted murder was arrested twice in Boystown this week—including once at the Center on Halsted. He had to be tazed one time, police said. The man, who had been in jail for nearly a year after allegedly stabbing a man in North Center, went free because a city charity opted to post his bail last month, records show.

Emanuel Smith, 19, is accused of repeatedly stabbing a then-19-year-old acquaintance during a fight that spilled into the traffic lanes at 4200 North Lincoln last June. Prosecutors charged him with attempted first-degree murder; aggravated battery with a deadly weapon; and aggravated battery causing great bodily harm.

Brown | CPD
With bail set at $50,000, he remained in jail until last month. That’s when the Chicago Community Bond Fund put down $5,000 for him to go free, according to court records.

On Tuesday afternoon, Smith was arrested and charged with battering a 45-year-old employee of the Center on Halsted, the LGBTQ service agency at 3656 North Halsted. While being charged with another crime is a violation of the terms of his attempted murder bail bond, he was released on a recognizance bond.

Then, around 4:40 p.m. on Thursday, Smith and 18-year-old Aaliyah Brown of West Town were arrested after they got into an altercation with a man in the 800 block of West Sheridan Road, police said.

Police search Brown. | Provided
A 22-year-old man told police that he was arguing with Smith and Brown when Brown threatened to use her Taser on the victim.

A witness told CWBChicago that Brown “was really mouthy with a trans woman. She kept threatening to shoot the trans woman in the face.”

Police said that they heard the sound of an electrical charge clicking in the area of Brown while they were on the scene. When they looked at Brown, Smith sprayed mace toward the victim, police said.

Both Smith and Brown were tazed by police “to avoid further harm to the victim and other citizens," according to a police spokesperson.

Officers recovered a knife and a spiked metal knuckle ring from Brown, the spokesperson said.

She is charged with unlawful use of a knife; aggravated assault; and unlawful use of a weapon on a public street. Judge Joanne Rosado set bail at $5,000.

Smith was charged with aggravated assault on a public street. Rosado set his bail at $20,000 and a violation of bail petition was filed in the attempted murder case, according to court records. Smith listed The Crib youth shelter at 835 West Addison as his home.

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