Wheaton Crime

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  • Lawyer: More than the five charged took part in hazing

    Friday Sep 22 | via Daily Herald 

    Though five Wheaton College football players face criminal charges, as many as seven were involved in the hazing of a teammate 18 months ago, the attorney for the teammate said Friday. The 19-year-old freshman was in a dorm room March 2016 watching college basketball at about 10 p.m. when "approximately" seven players entered the room, his attorney Terry Ekl said.

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  • A haze of questions for Wheaton College after footba...

    Friday Sep 22 | via WLS-AM Chicago 

    Top : James W. Coksey, Kyler S. Kregel and Benjamin Pettway; Bottom : Noah R. Spielman and Samuel J. Tebos Two days after authorities in DuPage County announced charges against five Wheaton College football players stemming from a hazing incident that injured a teammate in 2016, the lawyer for the highest-profile player among the accused spoke out on Wednesday, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting. Attorney Mark Sutter is representing 21-year-old defensive lineman Noah Spielman, the son of Chris Spielman, a former Ohio State University standout, Pro Bowl NFL linebacker and current FOX Sports analyst.

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  • Wheaton College football players face felony charges...

    Friday Sep 22 | via WJOL-AM Joliet 

    Five football players from Wheaton College - a Christian school in Illinois - are facing felony charges for allegedly assaulting another student last year. The alleged incident happened in March 2016 in Wheaton, about 25 miles west of Chicago, during which the alleged victim claims he was taken forcefully out of his dorm room, restrained against his will and left at a baseball field, Wheaton Police Chief Jim Volpe said Tuesday.

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  • Chicago man charged with stealing Wheaton couple's c...

    Thursday Sep 21 | via Daily Herald 

    Bond was set Thursday at $250,000 Thursday for a Chicago man accused of following a Wheaton couple to their home earlier this year and stealing their car at gunpoint, officials said. Carlos Moore, 26, is charged with one count each of armed robbery with a firearm and aggravated vehicular hijacking with a firearm, according to a news release from the DuPage County State's Attorney's office.

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  • Football players face felony charges in alleged brut...

    Wednesday Sep 20 | via ABC News 

    Five football players from Wheaton College -- a Christian school in Illinois -- are facing felony charges for allegedly assaulting another student last year. The alleged incident happened in March 2016 in Wheaton, about 25 miles west of Chicago, during which the alleged victim claims he was taken forcefully out of his dorm room, restrained against his will and left at a baseball field, Wheaton Police Chief Jim Volpe said Tuesday.

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  • 5 football players, 2 from Michigan, charged in hazi...

    Wednesday Sep 20 | via WNEM-TV Saginaw 

    The last of five members of the Wheaton College football team facing felony charges for allegedly hazing another team member in 2016 has turned himself in to police. Arrest warrants were issued earlier this week for James W. Cooksey, 22, of Jacksonville, Florida; Samuel J. Tebos, 22, of Allendale, Michigan; Kyler S. Kregel, 21, of Grand Rapids, Michigan; Benjamin Pettway, 21, of Lookout Mount, Georgia; and Noah R. Spielman, 21, of Columbus, Ohio, according to the city of Wheaton.

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  • One Wheaton College player turns self in; second pla...

    Tuesday Sep 19 | via Daily Herald 

    Two Wheaton College football players were subjected to hazing by teammates in the spring of 2016, though only one was injured and cooperated with an investigation that led to charges being filed against five players, Wheaton police said Tuesday. Both players were left on a baseball diamond near Hawthorne Elementary School.

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  • Anti-Muslim hazing leads to felony charges for Wheat...

    Tuesday Sep 19 | via The Gazette 

    The Gazette is Colorado Springs's most trusted source for breaking news, sports, weather, obituaries, politics, business, art, entertainment, blogs, video, photos. What to watch on TV for the week of September 17 - A new Seinfeld special, 'Gotham' and 'The Good Place' return, and much more The Billy Graham Center for Evangelism at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Ill., on May 29, 2013.

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  • The Latest: Football players accused of hazing suspe...

    Tuesday Sep 19 | via WAND-TV Decatur 

    Wheaton College says five football players charged with felonies in connection with an alleged 2016 hazing incident have been suspended from the team. Spokeswoman LaTonya Taylor said Tuesday the players have been deemed "inactive for practice or competition" by Wheaton administrators and the coaching staff.

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  • Several Wheaton College football players accused of ...

    Tuesday Sep 19 | via WGN-TV Chicago 

    Arrest warrants were issued late Monday, and name James Cooksey, Kyler Kregel, Benjamin Pettway, Noah Spielman and Samuel Tebos. They are all varsity players charged with aggravated battery, mob action and unlawful restraint.

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    Tuesday Sep 19 | via WSB-TV 

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  • College football players face felony charges in 2016...

    Tuesday Sep 19 | via USA Today 

    College football players face felony charges in 2016 hazing incident The players are charged with aggravated battery, mob action and unlawful restraint. Check out this story on USATODAY.com: https://usat.ly/2wDlZkv WHEATON, Ill.

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  • Football players face felony charges in 2016 hazing ...

    Tuesday Sep 19 | via USA Today 

    Authorities in suburban Chicago say five members of a Christian college's football team face felony charges in connection with alleged hazing Football players face felony charges in 2016 hazing incident Authorities in suburban Chicago say five members of a Christian college's football team face felony charges in connection with alleged hazing Check out this story on USATODAY.com: https://usat.ly/2wDlZkv WHEATON, Ill. - Suburban Chicago authorities say five members of a Christian college's football team face felony charges in connection with alleged hazing.

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  • 5 Wheaton College football players charged in hazing...

    Monday Sep 18 | via WGN-TV Chicago 

    Five Wheaton College football players are facing felony charges after being accused in a 2016 hazing incident, the Chicago Tribune reports. The football players are accused of restraining a freshman teammate with duct tape, beating him and leaving him half-naked with two torn shoulders on a baseball field, the Chicago Tribune said.

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  • Attorney Robert Beck Stole from Clients to Fund Lavi...

    Saturday Sep 9 | via JD Journal 

    Summary : An Illinois attorney has been stealing from clients to fund a lavish lifestyle, including nearly $30,000 towards monthly household expenses. A Wheaton, Illinois attorney pleaded guilty to theft during a hearing on Thursday where prosecutors detailed his excessive spending that resulted in the theft of over $800,000 from his clients.

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  • Bartlett police arrest three for residential burglary

    Monday Aug 28 | via Daily Herald 

    Bartlett police Sunday arrested a woman, man, and a 16-year-old boy in connection with an early-morning residential burglary after the homeowner reported spotting one of them inside the house. The DuPage County State's Attorney's office charged 26-year-old Katherine Talbot, of the 100 block Bell River Drive in Millington, with a Class 1 felony for residential burglary and a Class 4 felony for criminal trespass to residence, and 20-year-old Vincent A. Perez, of the 300 block of Hollis Street in Kewanee, with a Class 1 felony for residential burglary.

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Wheaton Law

What happens if I don't show up for my final DUI hearing?
I got a DUI in DuPage County, Illinois awhile back. I was given supervision but was unable to complete all of my community service on time per my sentence. The SA filed a Petition to Revoke and I was given more time to complete the community service. I have now completed it and all of the requirements. The Probation department has confirmed receipt of everything. However, I have to be out of town for my final date, which is next week. I didn't know this until yesterday. Do I have any options in terms of continuing it for even 4 or 5 days? What happens if I don't show despite completing all of the requirements? Thanks in advance.
You don't tell us why you have to be out of town. If it's work related, that's a good reason. If it's purely pleasure,...
I failed one drug test after passing about 20. My po loves me and says ill be off in august. What are the chances?
I have completed all 3s counseling and then some, completed all community service and paid nearly all my fines and kept up to date with AA meetings. I failed one test in april for amphetamines which was actually false positive but she said she would give be 6 weeks intensive drug testing in which i passed them all. I have 2 more to pass before august. Then im off august third. My po said i am on track to get of in august if i pass all my tests and continue work and school. I have all the right things on my side. Except for 1 failed test and i came clean with the officer and she said we will keep this at the probation level and as long as you never fail again your in the clear, however i am nervous there will be some repurcussion. I mean my po said ill be off in august but who knows what the prosecutor will say, they may hold it against me, give me an extra fine, 2 days in jail or worse extend my probation even though ive done the right things. What would you think would happen? She didnt violate me, i think i would have had a court date for that.
Most of the time a Judge will listen to a PO above all. If your PO is on your side, you should be fine but you need to...
What can I do about a warrent for failure to appear?
About 2 years ago I plead guilty to driving while license revoked. It was charged as a felony because it was my 3rd time. But my lawyer was able to lower that to a misdemeanor. I was given 300 hours of community service. I have only completed 4 hours. I was informed today that officers went to my old residence to find me. I don't want to lose my job and if I do, I want to have time to make arrangements. What can I do?
HIRE THE BEST ATTORNEY YOU CAN AFFORD ! Get a leave of absence from your job; turn yourself in and go before the Judge...
Can I sue the state of Illinois for revoking my driver's license after dui?
it limits access to jobs, caused me to feel hopeless and depressed. the fees for Baid device, sr22, ect are unaffordable to low income persons.
As an overview, it is amazing how people who can afford to Drive a car and afford to drink think they should get...
My DUI case was terminated satisfactorily and dismissed, will this show up on my public record/background check?
I was given court supervision (no conviction) - and completed all of my requirements. The case was terminated but I want to know if the DUI/arrest will always be on my public record. I know it will stay on my court record but if I apply for a new job will it show on my background check?
Supervision stays on your permanent record on file with the SOS but not on the general record. But the Internet is forever.
Do i need a lawyer to get a court extension for a dui?
I got charged for my only dui last year, and i haven't finished my community service or payed my court fee. This would be the first extension
You should bring a lawyer. Failure to complete your terms is a violation of your court order. You can end up in jail...
Moved out of state, still have classes for a DUI to handle. How can I handle this in my new location?
I moved from DuPage County, Illinois to Houston, Texas. I have a DUI that I need to goto classes and goto a victim impact panel for. Is there a solution where I can handle this stuff down here in Texas without incurring the expense (which I do not have) of flying back to Illinois?
First question -Were you given permission to leave the state? I am sure that it was a condition of your bond that you...