Curtis Patterson Sentenced to 11 1/2 Years In Angelo Jones Murder Case

Curtis Patterson was sentenced today to 11 1/2 years in prison for obstruction of justice and gun possession in connection with the October 2010 shooting death of Angelo Jones. At sentencing, Patterson told Judge Thomas Motley that he was just following the “rules of the street” when he gave his cousin the gun used to … Read more →

Defense Attorney’s Absence Delays Curtis Patterson Sentencing Twice

Twice this month Curtis Patterson has been brought before the court for sentencing, only to be sent back to the cell block without a sentence because his attorney has been absent. Patterson, 23, pled guilty in March to illegal possession of a firearm and obstruction of justice in connection with the shooting death of Angelo … Read more →

The 911 Call Before the Gunshots: Could Angelo Jones have been Saved?

In Clay Terrace the shots ring out, first one: bang. Then over and over again. Bang. Bang. Bang. Bang. Bang. Bang. Bang. “You heard that?” a young man asks a 911 operator. “Yes, I heard it,” she says. “I heard it.” That shooting, recorded in a 911 call early in the morning of Oct. 2, … Read more →

Curtis Patterson Pleads “Guilty” to Weapons, Obstruction Charges in Death of Angelo Jones

Curtis Patterson pled guilty last week to illegal possession of a firearm and obstruction of justice in connection with the shooting death of Angelo Jones. Patterson was charged in Oct. 2011 with seven counts connected to the case, including one count of first-degree murder while armed. His co-defendant, Rickey Pharr, was convicted of first-degree murder … Read more →

Dix Street Murder Case is “Huge Embarrassment to the Government,” Rickey Pharr’s Defense Attorney Says

Jurors in the murder case against Rickey Pharr are expected to begin deliberating tomorrow on a case that Pharr’s defense attorney on Monday called “a huge embarrassment to the government.” According to the government’s evidence presented at trial and summarized in closing statements Monday afternoon, on Oct. 2, 2010, Pharr encountered Angelo Jones at a … Read more →

Witness recounts hiding gun, T-shirt for Pharr

A 22-year-old witness who says she held Rickey Pharr’s gun, T-shirt and hat after he allegedly shot Angelo Jones took the stand today in the first-degree murder trial against Pharr. The witness, a friend of Pharr’s, said she was drinking a cup of champagne on a front porch in Lincoln Heights with a friend when … Read more →

Despite Delays, Rickey Pharr Murder Trial Underway

A first degree murder trial for Rickey Pharr is underway, despite continuing disagreements between the government and Pharr’s defense attorney over evidence and witnesses. The trial, which was scheduled to begin last Monday, has been marked by fits and starts. Before jury selection last week, Pharr’s case was severed from that of his co-defendant, Curtis … Read more →

Curtis D. Patterson

  • Arrested: Oct. 7, 2011
  • Age: 25
  • Gender: Male
  • Race: Black

Pleaded guilty in the Oct. 2, 2010 death of Angelo Jones.