CHICAGO — A man allegedly found carrying an AR-15 rifle, an automatic-fire handgun, and 22 bags of crack in Bucktown last weekend told Chicago cops he didn’t like the way they “jacked my s**t,” according to his arrest report.
Riley Rice, 25, of the 1100 block of North Wolcott, was ordered into custody to await trial by Judge David Kelly during a detention hearing.
Police initially responded to calls of shots fired in the 2200 block of North Leavitt around 2:15 a.m. last Saturday. They found 17 shell casings at the scene and met with witnesses who saw a man grab a black bookbag from under an SUV and walk away with a woman after the gunfire, officials said.
Cops stopped Rice in the 2200 block of West Dickens because he was carrying a black bag while walking with a woman, according to the report. When he set the bag down, the cops heard the sound of a “large object” hitting the ground. One cop peered into the partially open bag and saw the barrel of a loaded AR-15 rifle, the report said.
“I got another one on me,” Rice allegedly told the cops while peering down at his waistband.
Officers recovered a 9-millimeter handgun with a high-capacity magazine and an auto-sear switch attached, police said. Those after-market switches are illegal because they can make some handguns generate automatic fire like a machine gun.
Police said they found 22 bags of suspected crack cocaine worth $2,214 inside a Hermès bag in Rice’s pants pocket and a chocolate bar suspected of containing psilocybin in his jacket.
He refused to answer any questions after police read him his rights, police said, but the officers recalled him saying something to the effect of “I don’t like how [an arresting officer] jacked my s**t.” The cops took that to mean Rice was claiming possession of the confiscated materials.
Prosecutors charged him with unlawful use of a rifle with a barrel less than 16 inches long, unlawful possession of a machine gun, two counts of possessing controlled substances, and a handful of misdemeanors.
Judge Kelly supported the decision to detain Rice by noting he is accused of being “in possession with [sic] two banned weapons.”