Chicago woman arrested 396 times since 1978

Chicago woman arrested 396 times since 1978

A Chicago woman who’s racked up nearly 400 arrests over 35 years — while using at least 83 different aliases — is currently behind bars in downstate Illinois.

But considering how she’s bobbed and weaved in and out of the justice system for nearly four decades, one question remains: How long, after she is released, until she winds up imprisoned again?

According to a Chicago Sun-Times report, 51-year-old Shermain Miles was arrested last August after she allegedly chased after Chicago Ald. James Cappleman (45th) and slapped, punched and harassed a number of other individuals along Broadway Street in the city’s Uptown neighborhood.

Miles was imprisoned in Lincoln, Ill., due to a possible parole violation on a 2010 conviction for robbing a 75-year-old at knifepoint. On Tuesday, the Illinois Prisoner Review Board is expected to decide whether she violated her parole — and if she found to have done so, she will likely remain held until next April. If not, she may be released.

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