Men charged in 2019 road rage case face new gun, drug charges together

Two men who were allegedly involved a road rage incident involving a gun near Roscoe Village last October were arrested over the weekend after police allegedly found them traveling together with another gun and crack cocaine in their car.

We told you about Johan Jean and Jicah Ajao-Salami last autumn after a man accused Ajao-Salami of pointing a handgun at him during a traffic dispute on the 3000 block of North Western.

Cops allegedly found a gun in their car. Prosecutors charged Ajao-Salami with felony aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and charged Jean with driving on a suspended license. At the time, Jean was on probation for an earlier gun violation, according to court records.

Jicah Ajao-Salami (left) and Johan Jean | CPD

On Saturday, cops who pulled over a car for a traffic violation on the Northwest Side found six people inside the vehicle, according to prosecutors.

Officers recovered a handgun that was sitting at Ajao-Salami’s feet in the back seat, prosecutors said. And there was $3,130 worth of crack cocaine under Jean’s seat, according to police.

Judge John Lyke ordered Jean held without bail for violating the terms of his probation in his previous gun case. Lyke granted him a recognizance bond on a new narcotics charge connected to the recovered crack.

Ajao-Salami, who is still awaiting trial on the gun charge from last year’s road rage incident, is now charged with a fresh count of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon. Lyke ordered him held without bail for violating the terms of his bail bond in the pending gun case. The judge set bail at $10,000 on the new charge.

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