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Parolee Charged With Robbing Off-Duty Correctional Officer

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Darnell Crume

Darnell Crume, 25, is charged with robbing an off-duty correctional officer in the Englewood neighborhood. (Credit: Chicago Police)

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CHICAGO (CBS) — A parolee is charged with trying to rob a man who turned out to be a Cook County Sheriff’s correctional officer in the Englewood neighborhood.

Darnell Crume, 25, of the 5900 block of South Winchester Avenue, was charged with four counts of armed robbery for one incident which included four victims, according to police.

Crume, who allegedly stole a gold chain, was on parole when the incident occurred and he is scheduled to appear in bond court Friday.

The off-duty correctional officer was approached about 11 p.m. Wednesday by a man who attempted to rob him in the 7300 block of South Aberdeen Street, according to police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer.

Police said the officer was talking to a group of people when Crume confronted them. The officer fired shots but did not hit the man, who was taken into custody, Greer said.

Sheriff’s office spokesman Steve Patterson confirmed that the fourth-year correctional officer was the victim of an armed robbery and that shots were fired about 11 p.m., shortly after the officer finished his shift at the maximum-security unit at the Cook County Jail.

No injuries were reported in the incident, Greer said.

Crume was serving time at the Hill Correctional Center in Galesburg before being paroled on March 21, according to the website for the Illinois Department. of Corrections.

He was sentenced to 11 years for conspiracy to commit murder, according to the site.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

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