A 29-year-old gang member accused of carrying a loaded AK-47 assault rifle at the Belmont Red Line station on Saturday morning has been ordered held in lieu of $150,000 bail.
|Watkins | Chicago Police Dept|
Jordan Watkins was arrested around 6:30 a.m. yesterday after a witness reported seeing a man with a large gun on the southbound platform. Arriving officers found Watkins with the Kalashnikov strapped around his neck, a police source said.
He is charged with one felony count of unlawful use of a weapon by a felon and one felony count of being an armed habitual criminal.
Before that, he was sentenced to 2-1/2 years for narcotics in 2008 and three years for possession of a stolen motor vehicle in 2007. Prosecutors said today that he is a member of the Traveling Vice Lords street gang.