CAMBRIDGE, Unwell. — A BMW touring slowly but surely down the shoulder of Interstate 80 with a flat tire prompted an interaction that led to a cost of armed habitual legal.
Antwaun K. Harris, 25, of Chicago was charged with the Class X felony as properly as Class 3 felony have/use firearm, Course 3 felony have firearm FOID expired/not suitable, Class 4 felony aggravated illegal use of weapon/loaded/no FOID and Class A misdemeanor illegal possession of ammunition.
Grasp Sgt. Ron Salier of the Illinois State Police testified all through Monday’s preliminary listening to that he approached the BMW about 7 a.m. Aug. 12, ran the driver’s photograph identification and figured out Harris’ driver’s license was expired.
The officer provided to guide the driver with the spare and stated Harris propped the tough plastic cover in excess of the spare tire in the trunk at a 45-degree angle, which the officer felt was an attempt to conceal one thing. Salier eliminated it, uncovering a Springfield Armory pistol with 33 rounds close by and a Smith & Wesson M&P 9 mm with one spherical in the chamber and 12 nearby.
Harris did not have a valid FOID card nor a legitimate concealed carry card as he was not eligible to have either as a convicted felon. His report included five convictions for former gun expenses and some illegal narcotics rates. Salier ran the serial quantities on the weapons and figured out the Smith & Wesson was stolen out of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Harris explained he purchased it for $800 from anyone whose initially name was “Terrell,” but he was unable to source the past name.