Maurice C. Timberlake, 18
Maurice C. Timberlake, 18

An 18-year-old man has been charged in connection with the gunfire that struck two houses in Woodstock last Friday.

According to the Woodstock Police Department, Maurice C. Timberlake, 18, was identified as the suspect in the shooting that happened around 3:25 a.m. last Friday.

Police officers arrived after someone called 911 and said they heard gunshots in the 700 block of Barbary Lane in Woodstock. Officers found two houses that had been struck by at least one bullet each. The residences were occupied at the time of the incident, but none of the occupants sustained any injuries.

The Woodstock Police Department Criminal Investigations Division detectives, Woodstock police officers, and the McHenry County SWAT Team helped recover the weapon in the shooting.

Authorities said that Timberlake was located and taken into custody by the Woodstock Police Department and the McHenry County SWAT Team Saturday evening.

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He’s facing charges of a stolen firearm (class 2 felony), unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon (class 3 felony), burglary (class 2 felony), theft (under $500, class A misdemeanor), criminal trespass to vehicle (class A misdemeanor), illegal possession of ammunition without a FOID card (class A misdemeanor), and possession of a firearm without a FOID card (class A misdemeanor).

“Charges directly relating to the actual discharging of the firearm have not been filed yet,” the Woodstock Police Department said in a statement.

“Prior to the filing of criminal charges, as well as ensuring a higher probability of a successful prosecution, the facts of the case along with the evidence must be analyzed and then reviewed with the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office.”

Timberlake is currently being held at the McHenry County Jail awaiting a preliminary hearing that is scheduled for Wednesday at 9:00 a.m..

The Woodstock Police Department said that they will be boosting police patrols in the area of the shooting.

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Anyone with information regarding the shooting is asked to contact the Woodstock Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at 815-338-2131.

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