Four Arrested on Felony Firearms Charges During Freeport Vehicle Stop

Freeport, Illinois — The Freeport Police Department issued a press release this afternoon regarding the arrest of four individuals on felony firearms charges during a Freeport vehicle stop recently.

The Freeport Police state that on 3-2-18 at approximately 5:08pm, the Freeport Police Department Gang Unit initiated an investigatory vehicle stop on a black 2005 Jeep Cherokee in the area of Adams Avenue and Liberty Avenue in Freeport. The vehicle stop was initiated on the basis of reliable information that was received by the Gang Unit indicating that multiple occupants in this vehicle were illegally in possession of firearms.

During the course of the stop officers found one of the vehicle’s occupants in possession of a loaded pistol, and four (4) additional loaded pistols were also found within the passenger compartment of the vehicle. Two of the pistols that were located were found to have been stolen, a serial number on another one of the pistols had its serial number obliterated, and two other pistols are still being investigated. None of the four (4) occupants in the vehicle at the time of the stop were able to legally possess a firearm.

As a result of the investigation all four (4) occupants in the vehicle were arrested and charged with felony firearms offenses. Those arrested were; Garyeon Howard age 21 of Chicago, Nyreek Bruce age 18 of Chicago, Marquaveon Wilson age 18 of Freeport, and a 17 year-old male juvenile from Freeport. All three adults were lodged at the Stephenson County Jail in lieu of bond and the juvenile arrestee was lodged at the Kane County Juvenile Detention facility.

ACCUSED: Garyeon Howard
AGE: 21
CITY/STATE OF RESIDENCE: Chicago, IL
Charges:
Count #1: Aggravated Unlawful Use of Weapon (immediately accessible)
Count #2: Aggravated Unlawful Use of Weapon (No FOID)
Count #3: Defacing Identification Marks of Firearms
Count #4: FOID Required
*Bond has been set at $60,000 – 10 % applies*

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ACCUSED: Nyreek Bruce
AGE: 18
CITY/STATE OF RESIDENCE: Chicago, IL
Charges:
Count #1: Aggravated Unlawful Use of Weapon (immediately accessible)
Count #2: Aggravated Unlawful Use of Weapon (No FOID)
Count #3: Aggravated Unlawful Use of Weapon (under age 21)
Count #4: Aggravated Unlawful Use of Weapon (cannabis violation)
Count #5: FOID Required
Count #6: Unlawful Possession of Cannabis 10-30 grams
*Bond has been set at $40,000 – 10 % applies*

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ACCUSED: Marquaveon Wilson
AGE: 18
CITY/STATE OF RESIDENCE: Freeport, IL
Charges:
Count #1: Aggravated Unlawful Use of Weapon (immediately accessible)
Count #2: Aggravated Unlawful Use of Weapon (No FOID)
Count #3: Aggravated Unlawful Use of Weapon (under age 21)
Count #4: FOID Required
*Bond has been set at $40,000 – 10 % applies*

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ACCUSED: Juvenile
AGE: 17
CITY/STATE OF RESIDENCE: Freeport, IL
Charges:
Count #1: Aggravated Unlawful Use of Weapon (immediately accessible)
Count #2: Unlawful Possession of Cannabis 10-30 grams

(Any person or persons depicted in this press release are presumed innocent by the court until proven guilty in a court of law.)

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

5 firearms seized and 4 arrested on felony firearms charges during Freeport vehicle stop.

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Posted by Freeport Police Department on Monday, March 5, 2018

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