Prosecutors have filed felony gun charges against three men, including one who reportedly works as an anti-violence outreach worker, after they allegedly crashed a stolen Jeep into a CPD patrol car in the Loop on Friday evening.
Around 7:30 p.m., officers responding to calls of a man with a rifle near State and Lake were struck by a stolen SUV that they tried to pull over for having a broken windshield, according to CPD reports and prosecutors. The vehicle’s occupants ran from the scene, but cops arrested them nearby, a police spokesperson said in a tweet that included a photo of four guns officers allegedly found in the SUV.
Officers saw Antione Jackson, 19, holding an AR-style firearm in the front passenger seat before the Jeep crashed into a police vehicle, prosecutors said during a bond hearing Sunday afternoon.
After the crash, Jackson allegedly jumped out of the front passenger seat and ran. Prosecutors said he had 16 rounds of ammunition and the Jeep’s key fob in his pocket when cops arrested him.
He is charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, criminal trespass to vehicles, resisting police, and possessing ammunition.
But his defense attorney painted a different picture of Jackson, saying he lives with his girlfriend and their two children while working as an outreach worker for CeaseFire Chicago.
Judge Barbara Dawkins said Jackson’s outreach work was “interesting because he was just rolling around in a stolen car with a loaded firearm.” She said he could get out of jail on electronic monitoring by posting a $700 deposit.
Prosecutors also charged two other 19-year-olds in the case.
Aaron White of Hammond ran from the Jeep while carrying a 40-caliber handgun equipped with an extended ammunition magazine, prosecutors said. His lawyer said he has a concealed carry license in Indiana.
Judge Dawkins said he must post a $2,000 deposit to get out of jail on charges of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and criminal trespass to vehicles.
Demacion Mondie, who allegedly ran from the crashed SUV’s passenger side, is charged with possessing a 40-caliber handgun that police found in that area of the vehicle, as well as criminal trespass to vehicles, reckless conduct, and obstructing police.
Mondie’s attorney said he works in a warehouse at O’Hare International Airport.
He must post a $500 deposit to go home on electronic monitoring, the judge said.
Court records show he was charged in April with felony unlawful use of a weapon, but Judge Peter Michael Gonzalez threw the case out due to lack of probable cause during a preliminary hearing a few weeks later.