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Police & Fire
Also, a former deputy fire chief has pleaded not guilty to the attempted murder, sex assault of his Tinley Park neighbor.
Jonathan Sarolas pleaded guilty to felony carjacking Thursday and was sentenced to 12 years in state prison, while the woman he said was his accomplice has asked for a bench trial.
The trial of an Orland man accused of videotaping himself fleeing and eluding police on a motorcycle in clips that later ended up on Youtube was set to begin Wednesday, but his lawyer was dismissed because of a conflict regarding a witness.
Also, an arraignment has been set for an Oak Forest man accused of strangling his wife, slitting his own throat and setting their home on fire.
A Cook County judge agreed with the defense during a hearing Friday that the reckless homicide case against Nicholas Sord, 25, is getting "very, very old" as another status date passed with no progress and he wants to move toward a resolution.
Prosecutors in the case against a 25-year-old man charged with reckless homicide for a DUI-related accident that killed a Lockport nurse said Tuesday they will be testing blood found at the scene.
The defense attorney for Robert Phelan, an Oak Lawn man accused of sexually assaulting a 93-year-old dementia patient at an Orland Park care facility, said Monday, Jan. 28 that the state's key witness is involved in a civil lawsuit with the facility.
Police & Fire, Schools, Awareness
Also, a public defender for a homeless man accused of sexually assaulting an 83-year-old woman wants the arrest thrown out.
A defense attorney for a 36-year-old Orland Park man accused of molesting his girlfriend's teen daughter, and sex chatting with a fictitious 14-year-old girl in an unrelated matter, told a Cook County judge that he wants to move the cases forward.
A public defender for Dennis Dodson, the drifter accused of sexually assaulting a then-83-year-old woman in Orland Park, is filing a motion to quash the arrest based on the identification of Dodson in a photo array.
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