Sunday Gunday: Man on electronic monitoring for gun charge is found with another gun in Old Town, cops say

Baldwin after his gun arrests in August (L) and June. | CPD

A five-time convicted felon who had been on electronic monitoring since police allegedly found him with a stolen firearm in June was arrested again last week after police said they found him with another handgun in Old Town.

Michael Baldwin, 27, put down a $1,000 deposit bond to go free on electronic monitoring after police said they found him with the stolen handgun in the Austin neighborhood on June 11th.

Prosecutors charged him with being a felon in possession of a handgun and possessing a stolen firearm.

Then, police arrested him again on Aug. 9th after they allegedly found him with another handgun on a sidewalk near his home in the 1300 block of North Hudson. Judge Arthur Willis set bail at $5,000, requiring Baldwin to put down a $500 deposit to go free. As of last week, prosecutors had not filed a violation of bail bond charge in the June case.

Baldwin has been convicted of felony burglary five times since 2010. He received five years in 2016; two years in 2015; 3-1/2 years and a concurrent four years in 2012; and one year in 2010. All of the burglaries occurred in Old Town.

He is due back in court on Wednesday for the June case and on Sept. 9th for the August allegations.

Kimbrough | CPD

• Police downtown met with a man near Dearborn and Wacker around 8p.m. on Aug. 8th after another man allegedly displayed a handgun on the street. Officers searched the area and stopped 39-year-old Shawn Kimbrough near State and Hubbard because he reportedly matched the gunman’s description as provided by the witness. A holstered handgun was recovered from Kimbrough’s waistband, police said.

Kimbrough has a Firearm Owner’s ID card but does not have a concealed carry license, according to his arrest report. Prosecutors charged him with felony unlawful use of a weapon. The original 911 caller declined to file assault charges. Judge John Lyke required Kimbrough to make a $500 bail deposit to be released on electronic monitoring.

McCoy | CPD

• A South Chicago man who’s on probation for illegally possessing a handgun is now charged with having a gun illegally near this month’s Lollapalooza festival.

Covert officers from the Chicago Police Department intelligence unit were working the concert area when they saw three men running in the 1000 block of South Michigan around 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 2nd. The cops said they saw one of the men toss a handgun to 20-year-old Charles McCoy who allegedly picked up the gun, put it in his waistband, and continued running.

Officers arrested McCoy in a nearby Trader Joe’s parking lot. McCoy was carrying $4,338 cash and had pills that police suspect were MDMA, Xanax, and hydrocodone, according to an arrest report. McCoy denied ever having a handgun.

Prosecutors charged McCoy with felony unlawful use of a weapon and three felony counts of narcotics possession. Judge David Navarro set bail at $40,000. McCoy was ordered held without bail on a violation of probation charge.

Rutherford | CPD

• An Alabama man has been released on a recognizance bond after police said they found him in possession of two handguns during a domestic incident at a River North hotel. Officers said they saw Gerald Rutherford throw hotel furniture and wine glasses at his girlfriend inside the Dana Hotel, 660 North State around 5 a.m. on Aug. 8th. The woman, who was treated at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for scratches and bruises to her face and neck, refused to sign complaints against Rutherford, police said. An officer personally signed the domestic battery complaint against him as required by state law.

Rutherford, 34, is charged with four misdemeanors: two counts of unlawful use of a firearm, criminal damage to property, and domestic battery. Judge Ericka Orr released him on his own recognizance.

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