CHICAGO — A man was denied bail Sunday after being told by a judge that he had "crossed the line."
Jafonta Long, whose address is listed in Chicago Heights, was held on nine charges, including five counts of armed robbery, two counts of aggravated assault against a police officer and one count of burglary.
Long's crime spree began on Jan. 18 when he and at least one other man held-up a T-mobile store at 4612 S. Kedzie Ave. in Brighton Park, according to authorities.
After robbing several people in the store at gunpoint, Long fled on foot, authorities said.
A chase ensued in which Long pulled a Taurus revolver and exchanged gunfire with two officers, according to police reports.
Officers jumped a fence in pursuit of Long, who fired at the officers twice but missed both times, an assistant state's attorney said in court Sunday.
Officers were later alerted to Long's whereabouts when they received a call saying a man had entered the apartment of a woman on the 4200 block of South St. Louis Avenue.
Long's weapon was recovered at the scene, according to police reports.
He is currently on parole from a 2009 robbery.