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Darnell Crume Robbed Off-Duty Officer, Three Others While On Parole

First Posted: 10/07/11 07:22 PM ET Updated: 12/07/11 05:12 AM ET

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A Chicago man on parole in a murder conspiracy case has been accused of trying to rob four people, one of whom was an off-duty Cook County Sheriff’s correctional officer.

The officer said that around 11 p.m. Wednesday, shortly after finishing a shift at the maximum-security unit at the Cook County Jail, he and three friends in his car were approached by Darnell Crume, 25, and another man, who was armed, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Crume and his companion ordered the four occupants, one of whom was a 16-year-old boy, to exit the car and get on the ground, according to the Chicago Tribune. They then demanded valuables and took the officer's gold necklace, wallet, cell phone and badge.

The officer fired shots but did not hit Crume, who fled the scene, the Tribune reports. Police later found Crume hiding under a porch. The other robber escaped, but his semi-automatic handgun was recovered.

Crume was ordered held in lieu of $500,000 bail in a bond hearing early Friday afternoon, according to the Sun-Times. The man was previously at the Hill Correctional Center in Galesburg, where he had been serving an 11 year sentence for conspiracy to murder before being paroled on March 21.

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Filed by Lizzie Schiffman  |