Evanston Man, 18, Charged With Murder Of Cardereon Preister

Matthew Dubose is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Cardereon Preister, 21, who was shot in the 1700 block of Leland Avenue Sept. 10.

Matthew Dubose. Photo from Evanston Police Department.
Matthew Dubose. Photo from Evanston Police Department.

Police charged an 18-year-old Evanston man Thursday in the shooting death of Cardereon Preister, 21, who was killed outside his home in the 1700 block of Leland Avenue last week. 

Matthew A. Dubose, 18, of the 1800 block of Hovland Court, is charged with first-degree murder, according to police. 

“Preister’s death is believed to be in retaliation for a previous meeting that took place over the summer between Dubose and the victim to exchange drugs and money, for a firearm that the victim had,” Evanston Police Cmdr. Jason Parrott said in a press release. “The exchange went awry between the two, which in turn lead to the murder of Preister several weeks later.” 

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Police found Preister shot in the back around 11 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10. He was transported to Evanston NorthShore University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly afterwards, according to police.

Preister had one child and another baby on the way, and worked at Bryn Mawr Country Club in Lincolnwood over the summer. Preister found the job through the city's Youth & Young Adult Division, where he told city staff that he had dropped out of ETHS, and was hoping to complete his GED, according to program manager Kevin Brown. 

Preister and another Evanston man were arrested and charged with residential burglary after they allegedly broke into a north side Evanston home in March 2012, according to police

Dubose is expected to appear in Cook County Circuit Court in Skokie for a preliminary hearing at 9 a.m. Monday, Sept. 30, in room 105.

IgnorantA September 23, 2013 at 11:12 AM
there is none. the reasons why they attack you is...you speak your mind in a very blunt tone. People reading your post are offended because as blunt as you are, you a really spewing fact/stats that they cannot defend. As a result they go into a defense mode trying to debunk your argument. so a common debunking tactic, whether intentional or not is, when a person can't dispute the facts or the topic in question, is to deflect the argument away from the topic and attack the person making the argument.
Evanstonia September 23, 2013 at 11:31 AM
Festus, I don't care whether you use "black" or "African-American," and I don't care what one reporter says in one story that focuses heavily on the positives of the community rallying around in the wake of a horrific incident. The media has latched onto this "black-on-black" term and sometimes acts as if that's the only crime that exists, too, which is part of the problem in people like you getting a skewed perception. But I was glad to see the footage of the church rally and art exhibit and think this report was reasonably "fair and balanced." And IgnorantA, as for not being able to refute facts/stats I have already debunked Festus's skewed claims about 90% of crime being attributed to blacks. The only other stat he mentions that I see anywhere on here is 70% of black children being out of wedlock, which sadly is accurate.
Festus McMoron September 23, 2013 at 12:52 PM
A, that explains jimmy james and tea's rants.
Jimmy James September 23, 2013 at 02:41 PM
Ingnorant, There is very little in the way of facts and statistics put forward. Very little in the way of sources or context. Yeah, ?% of murders in Evanston are by a specific race, but it is completely different in Nebraska or Idaho. So when someone rattles off a number based on one statistic with no source, no context, no other information about contributing factors, then takes it as gospel, then insults and degrades anyone who disagrees with them, they are going to raise some hackles. I'm not defensive, I don't respect him enough to feel the need to defend myself. I don't see how anything I've said is off the topic of either the article or the comment I'm responding to? All I was doing was pointing out, the problem with the "why don't they just pull themselves up by their boot straps" argument, and the "it's their own fault for being such inferior human beings" garbage that is puked out here.
Jimmy James September 23, 2013 at 02:47 PM
Procrustes, I certainly didn't mean to dismiss how hard you have worked in your life to get this point. You are who I am talking about when I say most of US, don't know. And I did say most, not all, don't know. I was simply trying to point out, some people who didn't have to work anywhere near as hard as you, complain that others aren't working hard enough, regardless of their circumstance.
Jimmy James September 23, 2013 at 02:53 PM
And it's not just the black community, it's all races, in the POOR community. Crime doesn't come from a race, it comes from economic conditions.
Festus McMoron September 23, 2013 at 04:01 PM
jimmy, crime comes from proper lack of parenting. quit blaming it on economic conditions. that excuse is getting old.
Evanstonia September 23, 2013 at 04:05 PM
Always love it when people talk about "lack of parenting" and "poor economic conditions" as if the explanation necessarily has to be one or the other. And as if they don't tend to go hand-in-hand with people of whatever race who generally don't have their stuff together.
Festus McMoron September 23, 2013 at 08:40 PM
Strong-arm robbery (folks that means these thugs had a gun) Three men grabbed a victim around the neck from behind in an alley in the 2100 block of Ridge Ave. between 7 and 8 p.m. on Sept. 22 and stole an iPhone. Looks like some of evanston's finest citizen have started their annual prey on northwestern students. this will be a weekly occurrence for the next 9 months. pray for the poor nu students who are at risk.
Karen September 24, 2013 at 12:18 AM
@ Festus-- I doubt it. Patch would be MORE than happy to oblige the details if it were the case about the robbery.
Procrustes' Foil September 24, 2013 at 05:47 AM
Jimmy, thanks for your explanation of hard work. More to the point, though, after having worked on Chicago's south and west sides many years ago, I can tell you how hard it is for people to be beaten down time-and-time again and still try to change their circumstances. Often, the anger and frustration that accompanies constant defeat leads to crime. And often, the "street" takes control and imposes its will on the hopeless.
Festus McMoron September 24, 2013 at 12:01 PM
foil, what's an example of 'beaten down time-and time again'? i feel you're just throwing some rhetoric out there as an excuse.
Mary September 24, 2013 at 02:01 PM
@Festus -- There has been a ton of research published recently that shows how the stresses of poverty diminish the ability to make good decisions. Here is just one example: http://www.princeton.edu/main/news/archive/S37/75/69M50/index.xml?section=topstories
Evanstonia September 24, 2013 at 02:14 PM
Best way I can think to express it, Festus, is that we talk about poor neighborhoods as "war zones" and it's true -- what you end up with is people by age 12 who have witnessed violence, sometimes to their own family members, who basically have post-traumatic stress disorder as a result. Except it isn't "post" because unlike our soldiers overseas they aren't able to leave the war zone and come home to anything you and I would consider normal. And Mary is right, there is all kinds of research out there about this. Here's another one: http://www.cdc.gov/ace/
Procrustes' Foil September 25, 2013 at 06:42 AM
Poverty and crime is also destroying Native American Indian and rural white communities. The Atlantic, The New Yorker and PBS Newshour have reported on these problems. Native Americans have a dangerously high rate of alcohol abuse and sexual assaults of girls and women. They also have a high rate of diabetes, hypertension and heart disease. Poor rural whites (especially in the southern states) have been beset by crimes involving meth labs that always produce violent crime and illness. (The chemicals that are used to make meth are toxic, even before they are administered! And kids are exposed to them leaving them intellectually harmed, similar to lead poisoning.) Festus, two-parent families are lovely but meaningless if one has never seen one.
Festus McMoron September 25, 2013 at 07:09 AM
foil, it's time that kids start seeing a 2-parent family. a child needs a positive role model in their lives. i'm sorry but this isn't so in the african-american communities. i guess i should get ready for my attackers. as ignoranta said they'll twist the argument and call me a racist.
Procrustes' Foil September 25, 2013 at 07:53 AM
Festus, in one of my careers, I worked for the Department of Public Aid investigating welfare fraud in Chicago. Have you ever worked in the ghetto? All kids need positive role models. But a toxic 2-parent family can be worse than a single parent family. I won't call you a racist or twist your argument. You simply don't understand the depth of the problem in many poor communities. I've had this discussion with one of my black friends. She believes that the problems have a more fundamental cause: there is a profound distrust and disrespect between black men and women; she believes that black males have a highly exaggerated view of masculinity that allows them to treat black females like nothing more than servants and sexual objects. I'm just sharing what she told me years ago.
Mildred September 25, 2013 at 08:40 AM
Festus Have you ever or considered stepping forward and volunteering to tutor or mentor kids. Perhaps spend a few hours in a park shooting hoops?
Jimmy James September 25, 2013 at 08:48 AM
Ok Festus you have figured it out. If only every child had two parents (I'm sure a mother and a father, I imagine you have mouthful to say about gay couples ability to raise a child) then all of Americas problems would be solved. I'm sure in the magic little world you live in, no child with two parents has ever committed a crime, or got pregnant as a teenager, they all go to college and get high paying jobs. Congratulations for figuring out how to solve all our problems with one magic bullet. What would we all do with out you.
Festus McMoron September 25, 2013 at 09:33 AM
there you go again jimmy, taking a huge problem, rolling it up and cramming it into a thimble. funny, i know gay couples raising african-american children and they are great kids. they often ask their moms "why do blacks act that way". it's people that think the way you do that will make this problem never go away.
Mildred September 25, 2013 at 09:51 AM
Festus and Jimmy its going to be a nice fall days today. Perhaps you two should meet for something to eat and snacks and solve all Evanston's problems. Perhaps you may even agree onsomething.
Mildred September 25, 2013 at 09:52 AM
oops I meant drink and snacks
Jordan S. Zoot October 02, 2013 at 10:27 AM
What a joke $750K bail for 1st degree murder....how bout we save the taxpayers some $$ and just hang him from the Fountain Square flagpole. It sounds like all of the facts are known. Time to see some results.
Blu October 02, 2013 at 10:31 AM
welcome back Jordan, I was worried about you
icu8itall October 02, 2013 at 10:40 AM
Crime is rampant everywhere. Locks and deadbolts are to keep honest people honest.
Seymour Taylor October 02, 2013 at 11:31 AM
Jordan, if we all reacted to stuff the way you just did about this guys bail, George Zimmerman would be in jail now. Remember us simple folk thought that all the fact were known in that case too.
Evanstonia October 02, 2013 at 11:33 AM
Well, if Trayvon Martin followed Jordan's mantra about packing at all times, George Zimmerman might be dead.
Seymour Taylor October 02, 2013 at 11:44 AM
Then the facts would have changed to, thug with a gun, kills respected citizen who was just standing his ground.
Mary October 02, 2013 at 11:59 AM
@jordan -- Jordan, your mask as "reasonable 2nd Amendment proponent" is slipping. Don't you believe in the rule of law and due process?
Jackie Brown October 08, 2013 at 02:05 PM
What it sounds like you want Jordan is a lynching!!!


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