Tarius Gresham, facebook photo used under First
Amendment Fair Comment and Criticism
Do you ever wonder where little Level Three Sex Offenders come from? What is the moment they are created? How do they replace their numbers after becoming old and gray and dying off, friendless and alone and without a valid driver's license?
Tarius Gresham, DOB 12/3/89, may provide answers to this mystery. Click here for criminal complaint.
See that area between the two houses? This is what the kids who play online games would call a "spawning point." This is where the monsters are born.
This is the place where, on September 26, 2012, Gresham is accused of raping a woman that he abducted at gunpoint from the area of Broadway and Emerson. He allegedly made the woman go a short distance away, specifically the space between the houses at 2218 Emerson Ave. N. and 2222 Emerson Ave. N., and raped her. Then he took her cell phone. At some point the woman was able to run away. She hid until Gresham left.
The woman was unknown to Gresham and was reportedly walking home from work when she was abducted. She went to the door of a stranger and asked somebody to call 911. Police recovered the woman's purse from the space between the two houses.
...(if there is any luck to be found in this awful tale) when the BCA processed the DNA evidence, Gresham was incarcerated in Ramsey County for some other matter. Gresham is now sitting in the Hennepin County Jail.
I checked Facebook and immediately found a profile for Tarius Gresham. I noticed Gresham had abruptly stopped posting on Facebook on October 3, 2012. This was his last post:
Shit. What is my (Facebook) status? Getting paid on the fourth (of the month) and my other status is...
Well, sorry, I'm not clear on the rest but there is mention of "skits squash," which I believe is a deliberately insulting variation of "Skitz Squad," a notorious Northside gang formed to avenge the death of Juwan "Skitz" Osborne. The posting may refer to "crabs," that is to say, Tarius is claiming to have sexually transmitted parasites. Then he makes a spontaneous comparison of "crabs" to the "skits squash."
However, I am not completely certain of the last part of my translation. Tarius speaks a particularly challenging thug dialect which has veered so far from standard English that is is virtually its own language.
I should add that, initially, I had difficulty confirming the Tarius Gresham on Facebook was the same guy accused of this crime. All my standard tricks (looking for a birthday, looking for mention of the arrest on the Facebook pages of his immediate family and friends, looking for a middle name) weren't getting me anywhere.
Then I realized...
Well, heck, Johnny it's so SIMPLE. Just check the guy's online mug shot against his Facebook photos and see if it's the same guy.
OK, readers, please compare this online mug shot, click here.
Yup, it's the same guy. It's a mugshot for a different alleged offense, but it's the same guy.
So, hmmmm, what else can we find on his Facebook?
Tarius lists a woman as his "mother" who is particularly religious and afflicted with many troubles as she tries, for example, to help one child through medical issues. However, I am not certain if this is the real mother of Tarius Gresham or somebody in a mothering role that he listed on Facebook. I can find no mention of Tarius on HER facebook and at one point she lists seven children by name and says "Momma loves you all." At one point she talks about a son who is in trouble in the prison system for punching a female guard and shares the video.
Anyway, I feel bad for this woman. I hope God hears her prayers and answers them. Somebody needs to pray for Tarius Gresham, that's for sure.
So back to young Tarius and his fascinating Facebook page...
On October 3, 2012, the same date as his last posting but earlier in the day, Tarius makes this observation:
Shyt fuck da whole otha side dat fucks wit pudda and skits squash lol free wizzle cka wan wan an tr3
Translation: I have contempt for the other gangs, including Skitz Squad, who are my enemy and I hate them because of their attitude and actions toward Pudda. (See Decari Antonio Starr)
Also, an incarcerated comrade named "Wizzle" should be freed from his incarceration.
I am, however, unable to determine the meaning of "CKA." I thought it was some kind of chat slang but have been unable to find out what it means. However, "Wan Wan" and "Tre" (tr3) are clearly names. So "CKA" might be some sort of greeting or a challenge to Wan Wan and Tre. It should be noted Tarius has no Facebook friends with these names and they are not "tagged," so I would assume this is a "diss."
Tarius was a steady but not prolific user of Facebook. He had 142 friends. He posted about two dozen photos, all pics of himself in the outfit above, both by himself and with a female he identifies as his "wifey" and his "fat girl." There are some photos of the female by herself, at one point showing off what appears to be a new tattoo over her breast with a heart design.
The kind of crime committed, allegedly, by Tarius is the sort of thing that makes somebody a Level Three sex offender or, at the very least, a Level Two. One might plead intoxication but that looks like it would be difficult to prove since Gresham wasn't apprehended at the scene.
All in all, pending a legal miracle, it appears this young man has messed up the rest of his life and will now live in "the system." Work hard, JNS blog readers, and pay your taxes. You will be housing this young man for quite a while.
Gresham's home address is listed on the complaint as 1218 Knox Ave. N. This address is a rental owned by Vang Tou Lor.