A Round Lake Beach man, who is a convicted felon and gang member, was arrested following a multi-agency police investigation that showed he sold guns that had been stolen during burglaries in Ingleside and McHenry.
Marcus A. Hudson, 24, of the 200 block of Woodland Drive in Round Lake Beach, was charged with two counts of unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon and two counts of aggravated unlawful possession of a weapon.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Special Investigations Group concluded their investigation into Hudson and arrested him without incident on Tuesday.
Lake County Sheriff Spokesman Sgt. Christopher Covelli said that Special Investigations Group detectives witnessed Hudson selling a semi-automatic pistol, which was later determined to have been stolen in a burglary in Ingleside.
Prior to that, Hudson sold a firearm which had been stolen during a burglary in McHenry, Covelli said. Hudson does not have a concealed carry license (CCL) nor a Firearm Owner’s Identification Card (FOID), and is a convicted felon and documented street gang member.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) Chicago Field Division are members of the Lake County Sheriff’s Special Investigations Group and had a significant role in this investigation, Covelli said.
“Firearms in the wrong hands often ends in tragedies. I am very proud of the investigative work and collaboration between our Special Investigations Group, ATF, and the other law-enforcement agencies involved in this investigation,” Lake County Sheriff John Idleburg said.
“The Sheriff’s Office thanks the McHenry Police Department, McHenry County Sheriff’s Police Narcotics Task Force, and the Round Lake Beach Police Department for their assistance in the investigation,” officials said.
Hudson remains held in the Lake County Jail on a $150,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court again on February 26.