Man charged with armed robbery in Uptown

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Darnell Lamont Murphy. | Chicago Police Department

Bond was denied Friday for a convicted burglar charged with robbing a woman early Thursday in Uptown.

Darnell Lamont Murphy, 52, faces counts of armed robbery, disarming a police officer, unlawful restraint and resisting an officer, according to Chicago Police.

Just after midnight, Murphy held the 22-year-old woman against her will in the 4700 block of North Winthrop and demanded her things, police said.

Officers arrived soon after, and Murphy tried to grab one of their guns while resisting arrest, police allege.

Murphy, of the 1600 block of West Lemoyne, had been on parole for a 2014 conviction for burglary of a school or place of worship in Cook County, according to the Cook County Circuit Court records.

He was ordered held without bond at a Friday hearing and is due in court again Oct. 27.

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