Gas Station Murder Arraignment Nears: Court Watch
Tinley Outriggers manager smacked by customer known for confronting diners, lawyer says • Accused Bremen High fondler back in court next month • Accused Orland carjacker out on bail.
A Park Forest man accused in the shooting death of a Chicago Heights man at a gas station over a rental dispute will face arraignment in a Cook County courtroom on Tuesday. Dennis Joyner is charged with two felony counts of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and eight felony counts of murder in the shooting death of 40-year-old Robert Fortson.
Joyner, 60, was recently moved to the Cook County Jail's medical ward due to his health complications.
Patch rounds up the Southland's major criminal and civil cases being heard in Cook County and Will County courts this week.
ORLAND PARK - Accused Carjacking Accomplice Appears in Court
April Schmidt, 23, facing charges connected to an Orland Park carjacking is out on bail. Schmidt pleaded not guilty on Aug. 2, along with alleged accomplice Jonathan Sarolas, 24, who remains in custody on $700,000 bail.
TINLEY PARK - Defense: Victim in Outriggers Assault Case Was the Aggressor
The defense attorney for a Mokena man accused of assaulting a Tinley Park restaurant manager argued that a woman who had a previous run-in with the alleged victim should be allowed to testify at a trial. Donovan Campbell, 42, is claiming self-defensefor his role in the March 18, 2011, incident. Authorities say the altercation began when Campbell became upset over his bill at Outriggers.
NEW LENOX — Substitute Teacher Accused of Fondling Students at Bremen High Returns to Court in November
New Lenox resident and high school teacher Ross Larson, who is accused of students at New Bremen High School, will be back in a Markham courtroom on Nov. 7.
Who's in Court? On the Docket for Next Week
- Ashford House Five accused of attacking purported white supremacist group
- Former Chicago cop from Oak Forest charged with first-degree murder
- Orland Park man charged with sex assault of a child
- Oak Lawn doctor accused of fondling patients
- Three woman accused in $10,000 theft from Orland Park high school
- Orland Park man accused in carjacking of 88-year-old woman
- Homeless man charged in Orland Park sex assault
Court Watch is published every Saturday on Patch's south suburban network.