The Southland's major criminal and civil cases heard in Cook County and Will County courts this week.
EVERGREEN PARK — Marcus A. Parker, a 23-year-old Evergreen Park resident charged , was arraigned Wednesday on a seven-count bill of indictment. Charges stem from an incident on Dec. 4 in which police said Parker and another man—Joel Shavers, 22, of Chicago—robbed a pedestrian in the 2900 block of North Mildred Street.
At the time Parker was carrying a loaded handgun, according to police, as well as several items reported stolen in that area over the preceding days, including cell phones and credit cards. Both men remained in jail Wednesday on a $400,000 bail. They may enter a plea when they return to court next week.
On the Docket Next Week
Mohammad Shaban and Akram Alshoweat, who are accused of beating and robbing a woman they believed was a lesbian, are scheduled for a final pretrial hearing. Unless attorneys again request more time to review or enter evidence, a trial is slated to begin February 2012.
Joseph P. Messina, of New Lenox, charged with three counts of aggravated battery, returns to court. He's accused in a fight that put one man into a coma.
Joseph Campione, of Palos Hills, returns on felony theft charges that he stole a canister at a Crestwood convenience store filled with donations for an Alsip woman fighting cancer.
Parker and co-defendant Shavers will appear on charges related to the armed robbery on Chicago’s North Side.
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