Convicted Sex Offender Jailed Again for Attempted Kidnapping in Chicago Less than 24 Hours after Being Released without Posting Bail
Less than a day after being released from prison on no bail for failing to register as a sex offender, the ex-con is back behind bars for attempted kidnapping and battery.
Quavon Ewing, 32, has been charged with attempted kidnapping and aggravated battery for allegedly attacking three women in the span of 45 minutes, less than 24 hours after he appeared in a Cook County Court on a different charge, WGNTV reported.
He was released released on a felony recognizance bond by Cook County judge.
Quavon Ewing was accused of trying to drag a woman into his car on Sunday. Authorities said he also beat another woman in the 100 block of West Roosevelt Road and another in the 600 block of South State Street on the same day.
More from WGNTV:
Prosecutors told a judge Wednesday that Ewing put one woman into a bear hug and began moaning and groaning while calling her “baby.” The woman bit her attacker on the neck and got away.
In the second incident, 15 minutes later, prosecutors say Ewing grabbed a woman by the shoulders and attempted to push her into the van while repeatedly punching her. The woman got away when a witness intervened and the man fled.
Prosecutors say 15 minutes after the second attack, CTA surveillance video captured Ewing urinating in a CTA Blue Line station and then throwing a bottle of the urine on a woman.
Prosecutors said two of the women later identified Ewing as their attacker in a photo line-up.
As the bond hearing started, Ewing asked the judge: “Can I make a statement?” Judge Maryam Ahmad quickly fired back: “No, you may not. We are going to do the talking.” She then muted his microphone. Judge Ahmad was the same judge who released Ewing on an I-Bond Saturday after police arrested him for failing to register as a sex offender.
After going through the charges and Ewing’s criminal history, which includes prior convictions and prison sentences for criminal sexual abuse, aggravated battery and criminal trespass to property, the judge called Ewing “real and present danger to the community” and set his bond on the most recent charges at $500,000.
Ewing was required to register as a sex offender after his previous conviction but failed to do so prompting the Saturday court hearing in which he was released on an I-Bond.
Ewing’s defense attorney said his client suffers from bipolar and schizophrenia.
The Gateway Pundit previously reported that Democrats recently passed a new law in Illinois that will eliminate the cash bail system starting on January 1, 2023. This is according to the new law aimed at reforming the state’s criminal justice system. This will lead to more crimes in the state.
This will result in the release on no bail while awaiting court date of those accused of certain felonies, such as “second-degree murder, aggravated battery, and arson without bail, as well as drug-induced homicide, kidnapping, burglary, robbery, intimidation, aggravated DUI, aggravated fleeing and eluding, drug offenses and threatening a public official.”
Republican Mayor of Orland Park, Keith Pekau, said in a press conference recently that this new law would deny victims their constitutional rights.
“Offenders released on electronic monitoring have to be in violation for 48 hours before law enforcement can act. They can almost drive to Alaska before we can even look for them,” said Pekau.
“It denies victims their constitutional rights. And keep this in mind, businesses and homeowners will no longer be able to remove trespassers from your residence or your businesses. Someone could decide to live in your shed, and all we can do is give them a ticket. You have to decide what level of force is required to remove them and whether or not it’s legal. This is a massive threat to the residents of Orland Park, Cook County in Illinois,” he said.