Lakemoor Couple Arrested After Illegal Weapons Found with a Falsified FOID Card in Home

Lakemoor resident [NAME REDACTED], formerly [NAME REDACTED], 42, of the block of [ADDRESS REDACTED] is facing felony charges for falsifying a Firearm Owner’s Identification card application after he legally changed his name in 2015. Under a new identity, [NAME REDACTED], applied for a FOID card and answered “no” when asked whether he had been convicted of a felony.

UPDATE: Name and address information has been removed because the gun related charged in this case were dropped (NOLLE PROSEQUI) in January 2020.

Police accuse [NAME REDACTED] of lying on his application illegally possessing 15 firearms. Some of the unsecured weapons were in his townhouse near a play area for his children, ages 1 and 6, according to a news release from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.

After receiving information that a convicted felon falsified documents to obtain a FOID card, the Lake County Sheriff’s Gang Task Force, in coordination with Lakemoor Police Department, conducted an immediate investigation, according the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. Sgt. Chris Covelli, of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office said new procedures the sheriff’s office is implementing to respond to individuals with revoked FOID cards partially contributed to the ability to make the arrest.

On Friday March 8, 2019, task force detectives obtained an arrest warrant for [NAME REDACTED] for one count of false firearm owner’s identification card application.

When police arrived at his townhouse, [NAME REDACTED] wife, [NAME REDACTED], communicated to officers that [NAME REDACTED] wasn’t home, but the Lake County Sheriff’s Warrants Team, in conjunction with the U.S. Marshals Service Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force, forced entry into the home and found [NAME REDACTED] and [NAME REDACTED] inside the residence.

Police recovered five firearms and thousands of rounds of ammunition inside the home.

[NAME REDACTED] moved some weapons to a relative’s home in Ingleside, where ten more firearms were discovered, totaling 15.

[NAME REDACTED] was charged with …

possession of a firearm by a felon,

obstructing justice, and

endangering the life of a child.

Possession of a firearm by a felon, a Class 3 felony, is the most serious crime punishable by two to five years in prison.

[NAME REDACTED], age 32, was charged with obstructing justice for trying to conceal [NAME REDACTED] in the home, and also endangering the life of a child. The obstructing justice charge is a Class 4 felony punishable by one to three years in prison.

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Lakemoor Guns with falsified FOID.

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[NAME REDACTED], suspect possession of firearm by a felon.

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[NAME REDACTED], suspect obstructing justice.

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