Felon charged with having 3 guns at Streeterville hotel party

James Beecham | CPD

A four-time convicted felon is charged with having three guns at a hotel room party in Streeterville early Monday, police said.

Officers responded to the Residence Inn at 201 East Walton after someone reported guns, drugs and “lots of females” in a room on the 15th floor around 2:30 a.m. And, the 911 caller said, the room was rented with a bogus credit card.

Police evicted about ten people from the room, but one of the partiers was not so lucky.

James Beecham, 28, of North Lawndale was taken into custody after police allegedly found three guns in the room.

Prosecutors charged him with being a felon in possession of a firearm and two felony counts of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon. He’s due in bond court on Tuesday afternoon.

State records show Beecham was sentenced to four years in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm in 2015. He previously received a four-year sentence for burglary and concurrent three-year terms for aggravated fleeing and aggravated DUI in 2011.

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