A Gurnee man, who was found to be in possession of four guns, fled from a traffic stop and crashed into a tree in Gurnee before being apprehended by a Lake County Sheriff canine unit.
Tyler R. Baumann, 37, of the 6200 block of Formoor Lane in Gurnee, was charged with aggravated fleeing and eluding, driving under the influence of alcohol, unlawful use of a weapon, driving without a valid driver’s license and reckless driving.
Lake County Sheriff Spokesman Sgt. Christopher Covelli said that a Lake County Sheriff’s deputy served Baumann an order of protection at his home around 4:45 p.m. Monday.
Baumann told the deputy he did not have any firearms or ammunition in his possession. Baumann did not have a valid FOID card and was not allowed to possess firearms due to the order of protection, Covelli said.
Shortly after, the sheriff’s deputy was parked nearby completing paperwork when he saw Baumann drive by in a vehicle. The sheriff’s deputy, who knew Baumann didn’t have a valid driver’s license, tried to conduct a traffic stop on Baumann’s vehicle but he fled at a high rate of speed.
“The sheriff’s deputy did not pursue Baumann due to too much risk to the community during rush hour traffic,” Covelli said.
A short time later, the sheriff’s deputy found Baumann’s vehicle crashed into a tree at Hunt Club Road and Dada Drive in Gurnee. Baumann was seen running from the vehicle after the crash, Covelli said.
“Deputy Dwight Arrowood released K9 Duke, who aggressively barked at Baumann, causing Baumann to surrender,” Covelli said.
Police found four guns in Baumann’s vehicle and found him to be driving under the influence of alcohol. He was taken into custody and transported to the Lake County Jail.
Baumann remains held in the Lake County Jail on a $30,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in court on July 18.