Skip to main content
Press Release

Federal Jury Convicts Man of Damaging Reproductive Health Services Facilities in Chicago

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Illinois

CHICAGO — A federal jury today convicted a man of intentionally damaging two reproductive health services facilities in Chicago.

MICHAEL BARRON, 42, of Chicago, used a sling shot and metal ball bearings to damage the two facilities on six occasions in May and June of 2021. 

Barron was convicted on all six counts of intentionally damaging the two facilities because they provided reproductive health services.  The jury returned the verdicts after a two-day trial in the courtroom of U.S. Magistrate Judge Young B. Kim in the Northern District of Illinois.

Each count of conviction is punishable by a maximum sentence of one year in federal prison.  Sentencing was set for July 9, 2024.

The verdicts were announced by Morris Pasqual, Acting United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, Robert W. “Wes” Wheeler, Jr., Special Agent-in-Charge of the Chicago Field Office of the FBI, and LaDon Reynolds, United States Marshal for the Northern District of Illinois.  The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Sivashree Sundaram and Paige Nutini.

Updated March 20, 2024

Civil Rights
Domestic Terrorism
National Security
Violent Crime