Lansing man accused of robbery
A Lansing, Ill., man is charged with armed robbery, attempted carjacking, battery by means of a deadly weapon and intimidation in an incident Wednesday in Glen Park.
Donald Wright, 51, allegedly attacked a woman as she stepped out of her home in the 4300 block of Kentucky Street. The victim told Sgt. Dan Callahan she recognized Wright, who grabbed her around the neck and cut her face with a knife, threatening to kill her. He took her purse and car keys from the woman, but she followed him to her car and was able to grab her keys and purse from him. A witness called police and Wright ran from the scene.
Wright faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted of the charges.
Woman says her ex-boyfriend attacked
The ex-girlfriend of a Glen Park man said he assaulted her at his home last month, punching her and refusing to let her leave.
Eric Lewis, 42, of 4945 Connecticut St., is charged with three counts of criminal confinement and battery. The 38-year-old victim told Detective JerVean Gates she broke up with Lewis a year ago, but saw him and his cousin at a bar on Jan. 18. She went with them to Lewis’ house and was talking to his cousin when Lewis became angry, grabbed her and dragged her upstairs. When she tried to escape, he stopped her at the door and had a gun in his hand, the probable cause affidavit states.