Sunday, July 21, 2019

Court hands down 22-year sentence for Lakeview home invasion (plus other recent court action)

CTA surveillance image of Caver and his mugshot | CPD
A Milwaukee man who kicked in a Lincoln Park woman’s apartment door, tied her up, and then robbed her was sentenced to 22 years in prison this week.

Antjuon Caver, 45, pleaded guilty to one count of home invasion in exchange for the sentence from Judge Catherine Haberkorn.

On the afternoon of Feb. 25, 2018, Caver kicked down the rear door of an apartment in the 900 block of West George. He confronted the 28-year-old woman who lived there, collected valuables, and then tied her up with duct tape and cord, police said.

Caver fled to the nearby Wellington Brown Line station where surveillance cameras captured his escape. Police released some of the images and asked for the public’s help in identifying the offender. Caver surrendered to police about six weeks later.

The victim still had tape wrapped around her mouth and hands when she later knocked on a neighbor’s door for help.

Prosecutors dropped aggravated kidnapping and residential burglary charges in the plea deal.

Other Developments

Marquez | CPD
A few other cases that we have covered wrapped up this week, too. Here are the details:

• Serial package thief Angel Marquez pleaded guilty to seven counts of burglary and received a sentence of 5-years and 6-months from Haberkorn. Marquez was on parole for (You guessed it!) package theft when he entered several North Side buildings to steal packages in the fall of 2017.

• A Humboldt Park man was sentenced to one year in prison after he pleaded guilty to having a handgun near Montrose Beach in May. Several beachgoers called 911 on the evening of May 5th to report a man firing a pistol near the harbor.

Witnesses directed officers toward two men who were walking away from the beach, one of whom was 26-year-old Sarong Gonzalez. A handgun was recovered, police said.

Gonzalez | CPD
Prosecutors allowed Gonzalez to plead guilty to a reduced charge of unlawful use of a weapon and dropped two counts of being a felon in possession of a weapon.

Gonzalez’s sentence will be reduced by 66 days for time spent in jail awaiting a resolution to his case. The state will also reduce his sentence by 50% for good behavior. His anticipated parole date is Nov. 1st.


• A man who received court supervision for having a firearm and ammunition without a Firearm Owner’s ID card in 2013 has received probation for possessing a sawed-off shotgun.

Aziz Muhammad pleaded guilty to having the 14-inch shotgun in the back seat of a car when cops pulled him over for a traffic violation in January 2018.  Police said Muhammad told them the weapon was "an old ass gun at my grandma’s house and I was just getting it out of there.”

He pleaded guilty this week to possessing a shotgun with a barrel shorter than 18 inches. Judge Dennis Porter sentenced him to two years probation, and prosecutors agreed to drop three other weapons charges.