Felon (who’s on probation and bond) hid a gun on Grand Red Line platform, prosecutors say

A convicted felon who’s on probation for a felony and on bond for a misdemeanor faces gun charges after police responded to a call of a large group fighting and a person with a gun on a River North CTA platform Sunday evening.

Cops saw a man who matched the description of the person with the gun as they arrived at the Grand Red Line station around 5:10 p.m., but the man walked away.

Marvin Floyd is accused of hiding a gun under a cone on the Grand Red Line platform. | CPD; CWBChicago

Witnesses told police they saw the man put a gun under a cone on the southbound platform. Cops went to the cone, lifted it, and found the weapon. Police quickly tried to hunt down the man who walked away from them earlier. They allegedly found him standing between two buildings near a local firehouse.

Marvin Floyd, 29, is now charged with unlawful use of a weapon by a felon.

Investigators retrieved CTA surveillance footage that allegedly shows a man putting a gun under the cone. Assistant State’s Attorney Brian Burkhardt said Floyd’s face is “clearly visible in that video.”

Judge John Lyke ordered Floyd held without bail for violating the terms of probation in a 2020 felony drug conviction. The judge also set bail at $10,000 for violating a bail bond Floyd received in a pending misdemeanor case.

He’s been way busy out here. Way busy,” Lyke said. “It’s time to sit down a little bit.”

Lyke then set bail in the gun case at $75,000 and ordered Floyd to go onto electronic monitoring if he becomes eligible for release.

Floyd’s public defender said he has one child and is a self-employed clothing designer.

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