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Suburban Judge Throws Book At Chicago Carjacker Who Bragged He’d Be ‘Out By Sunday’

A Chicago carjacker with a lengthy rap sheet, Jordan Henry, made a huge mistake when he was chased by police after his committing his crime. He left the soft-on-crime city and drove into Will County.

Will County State’s Attorney Jim Glasgow said Henry was an arrogant criminal who bragged when arrested, “I will be out by Sunday.” Glasgow said: “I think it’s important this case be highlighted since it did occur in the City of Chicago, if he were arrested there, looking at his past history, he probably would have been back out on the street in a short period of time, just like he bragged.

“But not this time. Justice was done. A 69-year-old man, puts a gun in his face. Now, I want to stress the gun in the face. Because, I’ve never had that happen to me and I know, if you’re ever around a gun owner, they always make sure they never point the gun at you.

“They always show you that it’s empty before they display it to you.

“To have a gun pointed at your face in Chicago during this tumultuous time, God only knows what the psychological damage can be and how long that will stay with you.

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“How many times you’re going to wake up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat. 

“That kind of violence has got to be addressed, hard and fast.

“And I think that we’ve demonstrated here in Will County is how the law that’s on the books right now could be used fairly and effectively and stop violent crime.

“This is a case where $1 million bail was absolutely appropriate. The dumbest thing he did was go south on Interstate 55. That was his big mistake.

“And so, that message has gotten north, and they rarely come here.

“This guy, Jordan Henry, did not come here voluntarily. He got chased here. 

“But the bottom line is, it just shows that if law enforcement is working properly, and we’re all working together, we can stop these kinds of crimes.

“But there has to be effective prosecution.

“There has to be effectiveness in the courtrooms, which we have here.

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“Our judges do an excellent job in the cases that we bring before them. 

“And you know, this isn’t just a ham-fisted prosecutor up here saying let’s lock everybody up.

“Our Problem-Solving Courts that I helped start back in 1998, are the best in the state of Illinois … we have three transition homes. Nobody has that.

“So there can be a balance, but we have a Constitutional right to be safe in our communities and that’s being strained right now, although Joliet was just named the eighth-safest city in the country, and we’re very proud of that because we do have a gang element here in this area. 

“But the Joliet Police Department does a fantastic job in patrolling and handling that situation.

“So, when you look at the number of murders that are occurring on an annual basis in Will County, between 10 and 20 maybe a year, versus just to the north of us, I think a year ago, it had 1,000, there’s no comparison. And the proof is in the pudding.”

Henry tried in vain to get the case sent back to Chicago and Cook County but failed.  So Will County Judge Amy Bertani-Tomczak threw the book at him sentencing him to 22 years in prison.

He still faces numerous charges in Cook County.

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Glasgow detailed Henry’s rap sheet:

“Henry currently is facing charges in Cook County (22CR0899501) on two counts of Aggravated Kidnapping with Intent to Inflict Harm, four counts of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault (a Class X offense), and two counts of Aggravated Robbery with a Firearm and Aggravated Battery in a Public Place that allegedly occurred on September 26, 2021. Additionally, there is an outstanding warrant of arrest against Henry in Lake County, Indiana (45I02-2201-CM-000028), on an October 10, 2022, charge of Theft.

“Numerous additional cases are pending against Henry in Cook County including Fleeing and Eluding, Reckless Driving/Disorderly Conduct in connection with six companion cases (21600218101 and EG003220-3225); Retail Theft (19123079101); Criminal Damage to Property in an amount less than $500 (20119481801); and various traffic and ordinance violations (TN310012/TN310013; TN284437/TN284438; TP567514-17).

“Henry has an extensive record of criminal convictions, including two prior Cook County felony convictions — Class 2 Robbery, a forcible felony (2012) (12CR1025801), and Class 3 Retail Theft (2013) (13CR0299001) — and multiple misdemeanor convictions including but not limited to Battery, Criminal Damage to Property, Theft, Obstructing Identification, and Criminal Trespass to Land (Case Nos. 16600689201; YE298229; 15500557201; 15123588301); 12124611701; 12600868101; 12120219201; 10127333201; 09120475601; 09120344701; 091203343001). Henry’s record also includes seven adult ordinance and traffic violations (Case Nos. YE785468; LE201265; YE258830; YE258829; TL111582; TH491072; 09120122701).”

According to Fox32:

“At the time Henry was arrested in Will County, he had been out on a Cook County bond after paying the necessary $1,000 for a possession of a stolen motor vehicle charge.”


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