CANARYVILLE — A 21-year-old man charged in last month’s brutal mob stabbing of a brother and sister at Taylor-Lauridsen Park had pleaded guilty to a stabbing when he was a teenager in Tennessee, officials said.
At a CAPS meeting for Beat 925 Wednesday night, CAPS volunteer Pat Arlow shared the news with two dozen residents who showed up to St. Gabriel School for an update on the May 30 stabbing at the popular neighborhood park.
Kevin Hoynes had a checkered past involving police long before he landed behind bars in Chicago. At 14, he pleaded guilty to stabbing two people during a robbery with his father in 2008, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Though a judge sentenced Hoynes to 10 years in prison, prosecutors later suspended his term and allowed him to serve on probation in Cook County, where his mother lived. He was eventually extradited back to Tennessee, but it’s unclear why Hoynes returned to Canaryville.
Hoynes was one of four people charged in the stabbing of 30-year-old Kristina Fox and her 25-year-old brother Marcus Fox, who landed in the hospital after an early morning attack on May 30. Fox, who shared her story in a viral Facebook post, claimed the stabbing was racially charged.
The defendants are part of the Insane Deuces gang, according to court records.
Each stands charged with attempted murder, aggravated battery, aggravated use of a deadly weapon and mob action against two people, according to Chicago Police.
The violent attack prompted Ald. Patrick Daley Thompson (11th) to attend the CAPS meeting. He thanked police and tipsters who helped put the five defendants behind bars.
To the surprise of CAPS organizers, residents didn't seem too shaken up by the stabbing. No one asked questions about the case.
Even so, CAPS volunteer John Clemens told those in attendance to remain calm while investigators try to close the case.
"All we ask is to let the law run its course," Clemens said.
Here's a look at the crime numbers from the last month in Beat 925, according to Tony Mejia, the Deering District CAPS officer:
Auto Thefts: 1
Felony Thefts: 3
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