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Man with cocaine, sawed-off shotgun charged with fleeing police during traffic stop

Jordan P. Carmody, 23, of Rockford
Jordan P. Carmody, 23, of Rockford

A Rockford man who drove off from a traffic stop with cocaine and a sawed-off shotgun has been arrested and charged, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office said.

Lake County Sheriff’s deputies tried to conduct a traffic stop on October 3 on a vehicle driven by 23-year-old Jordan P. Carmody. Carmody fled from police and drove into a subdivision near Route 22 and Cortland Drive in Lake Zurich. He got out of the vehicle and ran away on foot, officials said. Lake County Sheriff’s deputies found cocaine and a sawed-off shotgun in Carmody’s abandoned vehicle.

On October 18, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Warrants Team and U.S. Marshals captured Jordan P. Carmody, 23, of the 2500 block of North Rockton Avenue in Rockford. Carmody was wanted on a felony warrant for unlawful use of a weapon (class 3 felony), two counts of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon (class 4 felonies), aggravated fleeing a peace officer (class 4 felony), and unlawful possession of a controlled substance (class 4 felony).

Authorities located Carmody inside of his home in the 2500 block of North Rockton Avenue in Rockford. Carmody was found hiding in a bedroom closet underneath a blanket, sheriff’s officials said.

Carmody was arrested and transported to the Lake County Jail where he remains held on a $75,000 bond. He is due in court next on October 24 at 1:30 p.m..


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