Man charged with pepper-spraying his *third* CTA bus driver of the 12 months


Erick Robie | Vil Villa; CPD

A Chicago man is being held in lieu of $100,000 bail after he allegedly pepper-sprayed his third CTA bus of the 12 months.  Cook dinner County Choose John Lyke additionally ordered 46-year-old Erick Robie to keep away from CTA property if he can put up a 10% deposit bond.

“You gotta stroll, or get a automotive, or Uber or one thing,” Lyke mentioned.

The primary assault was reported again on March 31. In that case, a CTA bus driver reported being pepper-sprayed by a passenger as she drove a #22 Clark bus close to Devon Avenue in Edgewater. Robie was arrested close by after the driving force recognized him because the assailant, in response to CPD information.

Prosecutors charged him with easy battery, and he was launched from the police station on a recognizance bond, police information present.

Then, early on September 2, a CTA bus driver was pepper-sprayed by a passenger on the Jefferson Blue Line station. Robie was arrested when he returned to the station a couple of hours later and an worker acknowledged him because the assailant, prosecutors mentioned.

Prosecutors charged him with easy battery once more, and he was launched from the police station on one other recognizance bond.

Twelve days later, round 1:45 a.m. September 14, a CTA bus driver was pepper-sprayed as they drove a #22 Clark bus close to Lawrence Avenue in Uptown. The driving force later recognized Robie because the attacker in a photograph lineup, prosecutors mentioned.

The state charged him with one other depend of felony aggravated battery of a transit worker, and police caught up with him Saturday to face the allegations.

In contrast to the earlier two instances that noticed him being launched from police stations, Robie was taken to face a decide for a bond listening to this time. Sadly for him, his date was with Lyke, who has a repute for being the least-lenient of the county’s six bond courtroom judges.

Along with the six-figure bail quantity Lyke handed down for the most recent allegations, Robie might want to settle a $5,000 bail for a separate arrest warrant earlier than he walks free.

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