Thursday, October 11, 2018

On probation for felony dope dealing, Uptown man now has even bigger problems

Guns, ammunition, and drugs that cops say they confiscated during a raid of Michael Patterson's apartment. | CPD
An Uptown man who received probation after pleading guilty to three felony counts of dealing cocaine near Clarendon Park in October 2017 has much bigger problems to deal with now. Police who raided the felon’s apartment say they confiscated four guns, dozens of rounds of ammunition, and a variety of drugs.

Michael Patterson | CPD
Cops armed with a search warrant raided the apartment of 28-year-old Michael Patterson in the 800 block of West Sunnyside around 9 p.m. on September 29th. Recovered from inside the home were four loaded handguns; 1-1/2 pounds of marijuana; 20 grams of powder cocaine; and 10 grams of crack, police said.

Prosecutors charged Patterson with felony possession of cocaine; felony manufacture-delivery of cannabis; three felony counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm; and four narcotics possession counts. Judge Mary Marubio ordered him to be held without bail.

One year ago, Patterson pleaded guilty to three felony counts of selling cocaine near a city park. Judge Kenneth Wadas sentenced him to two years of probation on each count to be served concurrently.

Dontrez Williams | CPD
• Also in Uptown, a man who went AWOL after being released on a recognizance bond for allegedly selling seven bags of crack to an undercover cop this summer is back in custody after cops found him on the street in the 4500 block of North Clarendon. He was selling pot at the time, police said.

When officers approached 19-year-old Dontrez Williams last Wednesday afternoon, he tried to run away and repeatedly punched one officer in the arm as he tried to break free, prosecutors said. Cops reported that he was holding 20 bags of packaged marijuana and several hundred dollars in cash.

Prosecutors charged Williams with felony manufacture-delivery of cannabis; felony aggravated battery to a police officer; and misdemeanor resisting police. Judge Mary Marubio ordered him held on $4,000 bail for the new charges.

Marubio also ordered Williams held without bail on a violation of bail bond for the pending crack cocaine case. Williams was arrested on July 6th in the 4500 block of North Hazel for selling seven backs of crack cocaine to an undercover cop on June 27th, according to court records.

Williams was freed on a recognizance bond by Judge Stephanie Miller. He then went AWOL, skipping court on September 19th and staying in the wind until cops caught up with him last week.

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