We would like to introduce everyone to Torrey Lewis (pictured above). Thanks to our state’s “NO CASH BAIL” law, passed by the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus, he’s running free as a bird (while likely guilty as hell) despite having 160 counts of murder hanging over his head. But wait, that’s not all! He’s also facing 16 counts of attempted carjacking and 9 counts of armed robbery.
A nice guy, right?
Somehow (I would love to hear his attorney explain this)… somehow Mr. Lewis found himself shot in recent days. Shot in the driver’s seat of a stolen car behind an auto parts store with a rifle and a handgun in the passenger seat next to him.
Thanks to his ankle bracelet, cops know he reached speeds of 100mph+ while on his way to that auto parts store. From CWB Chicago:
CHICAGO — A man on electronic monitoring while awaiting trial on murder and carjacking charges was shot while driving a stolen car with firearms inside the vehicle, officials said Wednesday.
Incredibly, this is the second time that Torrey Lewis has been accused of possessing firearms while on electronic monitoring for the same 2017 murder and carjacking case. The previous gun charges, which we told you about in April 2022, ended with a judge finding him not guilty during a bench trial.
Lewis is facing more than 160 counts of murder in the still-pending murder case in which a disabled man was shot to death while sitting in his wheelchair outside a suburban movie theater as his girlfriend looked on.
Around 10 a.m. on January 31, Lewis was enjoying his “free movement day” — one of two days each week that people on electronic monitoring (EM) in Illinois are allowed to be out of the house under a 2022 law that some people consider “criminal justice reform.” Legislators who supported the measure said it was necessary so people on EM could do “essential activities” like going to a doctor or getting food.
Only in Illinois can you get released without paying a nickel in bail while facing charges for (allegedly) murdering someone, carjacking someone and committing armed robbery. And Chicago wonders why it has a violent crime problem.
Once released from the hospital, Mr. Lewis will not be taken to jail on the latest charges of possessing those guns when they found him in the car. Instead, cops issued him a “Notice To Appear” on the new charges. Pretty sure attending that hearing will be a high priority item for Mr. Lewis.