Breaking News Bar
posted: 9/12/2013 5:50 PM

Man accused of threatening Lake County jail guard during altercation

hello
Success - Article sent! close
  • Montago E. Suggs

      Montago E. Suggs

 
 

A man nearing the start of his trial for the 2007 murder of a Round Lake Park woman has been charged with threatening a guard at the Lake County jail.

Montago Suggs, 29, pleaded not guilty in Lake County court Thursday to aggravated intimidation of a jail guard following an Aug. 5 altercation.

Order Reprint Print Article
 
Interested in reusing this article?
Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.
The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.
Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.

Contact information ( * required )

Success - request sent close

Officials said during the pretrial hearing that it would not delay Suggs' murder trial, scheduled to begin Sept. 23 in front of Lake County Judge Daniel Shanes.

Suggs, of Kenosha, Wis., is accused of killing Melinda Morrell, 23, during a robbery of the Check N' Go in the 1100 block of North Green Bay Road in Waukegan on May 21, 2007.

Suggs was arrested May 26, 2007, as he was fleeing the scene of an attempted robbery of the Ma and Pa's Country Store in Beach Park, according to police. Police said Suggs attempted to shoot a clerk and a customer at the store during the holdup try, but the pistol he used failed to fire because it had not been properly loaded.

After ditching the gun following the botched robbery, Suggs was caught after he drove over the border into Wisconsin. Suggs confessed to the Waukegan robbery the day after his arrest, police said. Detectives from the Lake County Major Crimes Task Force questioned him about Morrell, who was found shot in the back of the head.

Suggs eventually admitted to the shooting, authorities said.

He is eligible for life in prison if found guilty of killing Morrell. He is held without bond in Lake County jail.

Share this page
Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.
    help here