16 Detainees Face Mob Action Charges Following Jail Fight in Cook County Jail

Sixteen Cook County Jail detainees found to have been involved in a fight on a maximum security housing tier have been indicted for mob action, Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced Tuesday February 26, 2018.

The fight was reported at approximately 9:30 p.m. on Friday, February 16, 2018 in Division 9. Two inmates were taken to area hospitals for treatment of injuries including puncture wounds. Others involved were treated at the jail. None of the detainees’ injuries were life threatening. but one inmate was blindsided and took a serious punch to the back of the head (“rabbit punch”) and appeared to be knocked unconscious for a few seconds while Cook County prison guards were on the scene.

A homemade weapon was recovered. One inmate can be seen striking other inmates, using a sock filled with weighted objects.

The Grand Jury on Friday February 23, 2018 indicted the following detainees:

Breily Sotomayor, 24
Richard Duncan, 20
Javonte Daniels, 19
Eddie Howlett, 25
Miguel Webster, 23
Matthew Cobbs, 24
Garlin Minor, 24
Robert Morales, 28
Sylvester White, 23
Eugene Spencer, 26
Larry Woods, 39
James Ford, 29
James Wilson, 34
Nicacio Munoz, 28
Antonio Davis, 28
Devonte Marsh, 22

DIV9-CAM DayroomDoor_2018-02-16 from Cook County Sheriff on Vimeo.

The defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty by the government in a court of law.