Two Antioch residents were both arrested last week in separate incidents after police say they found the two men in possession of stolen guns.
The Antioch Police Department said patrol officers arrested Scott Sewell, 37, of Antioch, on July 19 near Ginger Lane and Main Street in Antioch.
Officers found Sewell in possession of a stolen Ruger 9mm handgun, ammunition, and a methamphetamine pipe during an investigation in the area.
Sewell was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon, which is a Class 3 felony that carries a sentencing range of 2-5 years in prison.
He also faces charges for operating a motor vehicle with a revoked driver’s license and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.
Sewell was ordered held in the Lake County Jail on a $75,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in court on August 10 for a status preliminary hearing.
Antioch police officers arrested Trent Ericksen, 19, of Antioch, on July 21 in the 900 block of Tiffany Road in Antioch.
Officers found Ericksen in possession of a shotgun that had the barrel cut, a modified stock and the serial number purposefully defaced.
It was later learned the shotgun was stolen, police officials said.
Ericksen was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, which is a Class 4 felony that carries a sentencing range of 1-3 years in prison.
He was also charged with possession of a firearm without a FOID, which carries the same sentencing range.
Ericksen was ordered held in the Lake County Jail on a $50,000 bond. He appeared in court on Thursday for a status of attorney hearing.