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16 Detainees Face Mob Action Charges Following Jail Fight

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 today.

The fight was reported at approximately 9:30 p.m. on Feb. 16 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. A homemade weapon was recovered.

The Grand Jury on Friday 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

Video of the altercation may be found here:

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


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